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Correction: Georgia Aquarium-Belugas story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:00

FILE - In this June 10, 2008 file photo, Qila, a beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium prepares to give birth to a calf in Vancouver. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is asking a federal judge to overturn a federal agency’s denial of a 2012 permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia for display in the United States. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File) (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Aug. 8 about a legal fight between the Georgia Aquarium and a federal agency over a permit to import beluga whales, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to a brief filed by NOAA Fisheries. The quote is from a brief filed by groups who were granted the right to join the case on the side of NOAA Fisheries.


After 190 years, NY’s Erie Canal a relic with a hefty cost

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with commerce that opened up the West. Long ago eclipsed by railroads and interstates, the waterway has for many years been a historical curiosity that’s seen waning use by […]
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After 190 years, NY’s Erie Canal a relic with a hefty cost

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with commerce that opened up the West. Long ago eclipsed by railroads and interstates, the waterway has for many years been a historical curiosity that’s seen waning use by […]
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After 190 years, NY’s Erie Canal a relic with a hefty cost

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with commerce that opened up the West. Long ago eclipsed by railroads and interstates, the waterway has for many years been a historical curiosity that’s seen waning use by […]

Mysterious fungus killing snakes in at least 9 states

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the rocks, but their isolation can’t protect them from a mysterious fungus spreading across the eastern half of the country that threatens to wipe them out. In less than a decade, […]
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Mysterious fungus killing snakes in at least 9 states

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the rocks, but their isolation can’t protect them from a mysterious fungus spreading across the eastern half of the country that threatens to wipe them out. In less than a decade, […]
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Mysterious fungus killing snakes in at least 9 states

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the rocks, but their isolation can’t protect them from a mysterious fungus spreading across the eastern half of the country that threatens to wipe them out. In less than a decade, […]

Trump resumes battle with rivals, Fox debate moderator

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Sunday professed his love for women and said he would be their best advocate if elected president, dismissing the firestorm of his own making that has consumed the Republican presidential campaign. Even as he asserted that one of his main challengers is the one in trouble with female voters, […]
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Trump resumes battle with rivals, Fox debate moderator

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Sunday professed his love for women and said he would be their best advocate if elected president, dismissing the firestorm of his own making that has consumed the Republican presidential campaign. Even as he asserted that one of his main challengers is the one in trouble with female voters, […]
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Trump resumes battle with rivals, Fox debate moderator

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Sunday professed his love for women and said he would be their best advocate if elected president, dismissing the firestorm of his own making that has consumed the Republican presidential campaign. Even as he asserted that one of his main challengers is the one in trouble with female voters, […]

Texas police: 5 children, 3 adults found slain inside home

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:56
HOUSTON (AP) — Eight people — including five children and three adults — were found slain inside a Houston-area home and a man who exchanged gunfire with police has been charged with three counts of capital murder, according to Texas authorities and court records. Court records show that one capital murder count against David Conley […]
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Texas police: 5 children, 3 adults found slain inside home

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:56
HOUSTON (AP) — Eight people — including five children and three adults — were found slain inside a Houston-area home and a man who exchanged gunfire with police has been charged with three counts of capital murder, according to Texas authorities and court records. Court records show that one capital murder count against David Conley […]
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Texas police: 5 children, 3 adults found slain inside home

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:56
HOUSTON (AP) — Eight people — including five children and three adults — were found slain inside a Houston-area home and a man who exchanged gunfire with police has been charged with three counts of capital murder, according to Texas authorities and court records. Court records show that one capital murder count against David Conley […]

Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history. Relatively modest changes to taxes and benefits could still save it for generations of Americans to come, but Congress must act quickly, and even limited changes are politically difficult. The […]
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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history. Relatively modest changes to taxes and benefits could still save it for generations of Americans to come, but Congress must act quickly, and even limited changes are politically difficult. The […]
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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history. Relatively modest changes to taxes and benefits could still save it for generations of Americans to come, but Congress must act quickly, and even limited changes are politically difficult. The […]

March, moment of silence mark anniversary in Ferguson

NBA - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:55
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, will be marked with a somber march and a moment of silence. The march late Sunday morning begins at the site where Brown, who was black […]
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March, moment of silence mark anniversary in Ferguson

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:55
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, will be marked with a somber march and a moment of silence. The march late Sunday morning begins at the site where Brown, who was black […]
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March, moment of silence mark anniversary in Ferguson

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:55
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, will be marked with a somber march and a moment of silence. The march late Sunday morning begins at the site where Brown, who was black […]

After 190 years, NY's Erie Canal a relic with a hefty cost

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:52

In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 photo, a man bikes along the Canalway Trail in Niskayuna, N.Y. The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with activity that opened up the West. Now a renewed court fight has drawn fresh attention to the 360-mile-long ribbon of channels, lifts and locks between Albany and Buffalo, calling into question whether taxpayers will again have to foot the hefty bill to keep it and the other canals in the system operating. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with commerce that opened up the West.