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Chris Fidler, left, of Halifax, and Ben Reigert, of Reading, walk out onto the ice at Sweet Arrow Lake, to fish on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Pine Grove, Pa. Freezing temperatures since December 26 have made for ideal ice fishing conditions. (David McKeown/Republican-Herald via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 5:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned sea turtles in Florida — although a warm-up is coming Monday. Burlington, Vermont, and Portland, Maine set records, with Burlington falling to minus...
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January 07, 2018 - 1:38 pm
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are holding public hearings about potential changes to lobster and crab fishing rules in states up and down the East Coast. The interstate Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the proposed rules are designed to improve harvest reporting and...
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January 07, 2018 - 10:16 am
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are holding public hearings about potential changes to lobster and crab fishing rules in states up and down the East Coast. The interstate Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the proposed rules are designed to improve harvest reporting and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:05 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 2:55 pm
FLORIDA MAN CALLS 911 TO REPORT HIMSELF DRUNK DRIVING WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 7:01 am
MAN ALLEGES BOBCAT ATTACK; CONDO OWNER SAYS IT WAS HOUSECAT TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman's condo, but the animal's owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. The contractor, Marcos Hernandez,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the Kulluk, the Shell floating drilling barge off Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kiliuda Bay, as salvage teams conduct an in-depth assessment of its seaworthiness. Citing the disappointing results from an exploratory well in 2015, and challenging and unpredictable federal regulatory environment, Shell abandoned drilling in U.S. Arctic waters. The Trump administration is pursuing petroleum lease sales in Arctic waters but an analyst says potential bidders may find other areas more attractive. (James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)
January 05, 2018 - 5:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to open America's oceans to petroleum drilling drew condemnation from West Coast and Florida governors but was welcomed in the state where most lease sales could be held. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent facing re-election this year,...
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January 05, 2018 - 2:57 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is questionable for Sunday's AFC wild-card playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. McCoy suffered a right ankle injury in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Miami Dolphins. He was carted off the field but returned to practice on a...
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January 05, 2018 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Any mists spotted rising over the swamp may just be Washington wielding its newest weapon in its never-ending war on rats: dry ice. The District of Columbia's rodent control division's program manager, Gerard Brown, tells The Washington Post the frozen form of carbon dioxide...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2010 file photo, pelicans float on the water with an offshore oil platform in the background in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. The Trump administration on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades. The Channel is one of those areas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
January 05, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades. The new five-year drilling plan also could open new areas...
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