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In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The park announced that there will be late seasonal openings to facilities due to the exceptionally heavy snowpack and the subsequent extensive damage to many park facilities. (NPS Photo via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 4:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal...
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Emergency personnel prepare to rescue stranded fishermen off Catawba Island State Park, Ohio in Lake Erie, on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Coast Guard and Ottawa County Sheriff's Office began receiving reports around early Saturday that a large number of people had become stuck on an ice floe that had broken off from the main ice pack connected to Catawba Island. Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian McCrum says 46 people were rescued, including two fishermen who were hoisted by helicopter and received medical assessments. (Lori King/The Blade via AP)
March 09, 2019 - 5:44 pm
MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — A sheet of ice holding fishermen on Lake Erie broke loose in windy weather Saturday morning, sending many of them scrambling to safety but leaving nearly four dozen stranded on the floe for three hours more than a mile offshore until emergency crews could rescue them. About...
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First lady Melania Trump, right, participates in a discussion with Microsoft president Brad Smith at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Wash., Monday, March 4, 2019, during a two-day, three-state swing to promote her Be Best campaign. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 04, 2019 - 5:25 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's three-state tour to promote "Be Best" (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A Microsoft Corp. employee showed Melania Trump how he uses technology to limit his teenagers' screen time and control the websites they can access and who can see what they're...
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February 24, 2019 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Free Solo" climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning best documentary feature. The film about rock climber Alex Honnold's quest to achieve a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017 was honored on Sunday night. Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi were challenged...
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February 23, 2019 - 12:29 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's whaling industry will be allowed to keep hunting whales for at least another five years, killing up to 2,130 baleen whales under a new quota issued by the government. The five-year whaling policy was up for renewal when Fisheries Minister Kristjan Juliusson...
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February 20, 2019 - 10:25 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one who plowed into her from behind. Paltrow's attorney alleges in a counter claim filed in court Wednesday that the actress suffered a full "body blow...
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February 19, 2019 - 7:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court on Tuesday dismissed the man's appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as...
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This Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, photo released by Heavenly Mountain Resort shows snow covering chairs and ski equipment at Heavenly Mountain Resort near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it. (Duncan Kincheloe/Heavenly Mountain Resort via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 10:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several...
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Kylie Silvia, 7, of Sedro-Woolley slides down a hill Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Northern State Recreation Area while being chased by Atlas, one of the two family dogs. The National Weather Service is predicting more snow throughout the week in Northwest Washington. (Scott Terrell/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 8:12 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain. Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the...
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This photo provided by the Mammoth Mountain ski area shows workers walking through snow during a winter storm in Mammoth Mountain, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Snow, ice and shivering cold blasted normally mild cities from Seattle to Las Vegas to San Francisco on Tuesday as the winter weather sweeping across the U.S. West shuttered schools, made travel treacherous and closed all roads in Yosemite National Park. (Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain ski area via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 8:12 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Snow, ice and shivering cold blasted normally mild cities from Seattle to Las Vegas to San Francisco on Tuesday as winter weather sweeping across the U.S. West shuttered schools, made travel treacherous and closed all roads in Yosemite National Park. Winter storms have been...
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