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A Dick's Sporting Goods store is seen in Arlington Heights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick's had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting. But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 28, 2018 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby. Dick's said it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2002, file photo, members of the U.S. Army's High Altitude Rescue Team from Fort Wainwright Army Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, unload supplies from the team's CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the National Park Service's 7,000-foot level Mount McKinley base camp on the Kahiltna Glacier near Talkeetna, Alaska. The National Park Service is considering new rules for the disposal of human waste generated by climbers on North America's tallest mountain, Denali. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
February 28, 2018 - 2:40 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Climbers on North America's tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their poop after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably is not decomposing the human waste. Michael Loso, a glacier geologist,...
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This 2014 photo provided by Melissa Zarda is a selfie by her brother Donald Zarda with his plane in the background at the Wood County Airport Collins Field in Mineola, Texas. Zarda, was a gay skydiving instructor who is the subject of a sex discrimination ruling. He died three years ago in a wingsuit accident in Switzerland, but on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, a federal appeals court in New York became the second one in the country to declare that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation. The decision involved Zarda, who was fired in 2010 from a skydiving job in Central Islip, N.Y., that required him to strap himself tightly to clients so they could jump in tandem from an airplane. To put one female student at ease about the physical contact, he said, he told her not to worry - he was gay. The school fired Zarda after the woman's boyfriend called to complain. (Donald Zarda via AP)
February 26, 2018 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ruling in the case of a gay skydiving instructor, a federal appeals court in New York on Monday became the second one in the country to declare that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation. The decision could set the stage for...
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February 26, 2018 - 10:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal appeals court says U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired due to sexual orientation. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The decision stemmed from a rare meeting of the full appeals court, which decided to go against its...
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Shawn Roser, from Venice, Florida, a student at the North American college in Rome, throws a snowball as he plays in a snow blanketed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
February 26, 2018 - 8:07 am
ROME (AP) — The Arctic storm dubbed the "Beast from the East" set record temperatures across much of Europe on Monday and brought a rare snowstorm to Rome, paralyzing the city and giving its residents an unusual chance to ski, sled and build snowmen in its famous parks and piazzas. Rome's train,...
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February 26, 2018 - 6:25 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A climber who abandoned a Polish team following a dispute with fellow mountaineers to attempt a solo ascent of K2, the world's second-highest peak, returned to base camp because of bad weather, a tour operator said Monday. The news dispelled concerns expressed by the other climbers...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:01 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani mountaineering official says a Polish K2 expedition has expressed concern after a member abandoned the team following a dispute with fellow climbers to attempt a solo ascent of the world's second-highest peak in winter. Karrar Haidri of the Alpine Club of Pakistan said...
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February 17, 2018 - 8:48 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials are hosting a free fishing weekend and an ice fishing clinic. The Department of Environmental Conservation has designated Saturday and Sunday as one of a series of free fishing weekends , with license fees waived. On Wednesday, DEC and the state parks...
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Rescuers depart Timberline Lodge in a snow tractor on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Teams on Mount Hood were attempting to reach stranded climbers on the Hogsback. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Rescuers are hurrying to reach more than a half-dozen climbers stranded by tumbling rocks and falling ice on Oregon's tallest peak after one fell to his death Tuesday and before expected heavy snow makes conditions even more treacherous. At least seven to eight climbers...
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Will Monk, 8, plays with his dog Zoey, a 2 year-old goldendoodle, in his backyard in Barrington, Ill., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The upper Midwest is preparing for a wintry blast as a winter storm is expected across the region, with forecasters saying up to a foot of snow is expected in some areas.(Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 3:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of children in the Midwest got a rare snow day off school Friday as a winter storm moved through the Great Lakes region, dumping nearly a foot of the white powder in some places with more on the way. Midwest residents often boast that they are well prepared for winter...
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