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DWR: Clean your boat often to keep invasive quagga mussels out of Utah

Quagga mussels Northern Utah DWR

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently stopped three boats infested with quagga mussels...

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France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

Belgium WWI UNESCO

BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War...


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Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings

Casino Reopenings Things To Know

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city’s gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral. But things have been looking up since then for Atlantic City, due in no small part to...


Business

US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

Seafood Deficit

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation’s trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data...


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Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

Etihad Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul airline Etihad Airways will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based carrier Emirates under a new program, officials acknowledged Sunday, marking a rare cooperation between the two state-owned carriers who operate only 115 kilometers (70 miles) apart....


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Danger of rip currents evident already off Carolinas' coasts

Rip Currents

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Leanna Lamatrice and her family typically didn’t pay much attention to the warnings about rip currents off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It was a mindset that began in childhood, when her family would spend two weeks every summer in Hatteras village, and carried into adulthood....


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New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

Florida Beach Access

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida’s Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach? In one coastal county, a new state law is set to rekindle that uproar...


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Boston expands efforts to honor Martin Luther King's legacy

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is broadening its efforts to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Mayor Marty Walsh says the city will establish a monument to the civil rights icons on the historic Boston Common. It’ll also create a “high-tech immersion experience” in the city’s Roxbury...


World

Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan

Russia Soccer WCup Mad For Chak-Chaks

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — There are arguably more chak-chaks for sale in Kazan’s shops, cafes and restaurants than fans attending World Cup matches in the colorful city on the Volga river. Traditionally eaten at weddings in central Asia, the sugary treat has become the national dessert of Tatarstan, the...


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The Latest: English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins Ugliest Dog contest

APTOPIX World's Ugliest Dog

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Northern California (all times local): 8:23 p.m. A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday in the competition...


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Annual road rally heads across New York and New England

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A nine-day road rally for vintage cars is rolling 2,300 miles across New York and New England, with dozens of drivers competing for $150,000 in prizes. The 35th annual Hemmings Motor News Great Race revved up Saturday at the Pierce-Arrow Museum in Buffalo, with more than 120...


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