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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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Teen uses sign language to help blind and deaf man on flight

BOSTON (AP) — A teenager is being credited with coming to the aid of a blind and deaf man during a flight from Boston to Portland, Oregon. Clara Daly, of Calabasas, California, says she and her mother were traveling last week when the flight attendants asked if anyone knew American Sign Language....


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US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

Refugee Food Festival

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a...


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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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First lady: kindness and compassion are important in life

Melania Trump

TYSONS, Va. (AP) — Melania Trump said Sunday that kindness, compassion and positivity are important traits in life. The first lady helped SADD — Students Against Destructive Decisions — open its annual national conference at a hotel just outside Washington. The appearance followed her trip last...


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Utah national parks seeing increase in search and rescues

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rescues at Utah’s national parks are up 68 percent from 2014 — and men in their 20s are the ones most likely to need help, according to recent data. Most of the search and rescues from last year involved male hikers in their 20s, according to statistics from the National Park...


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Average gas price falls 6 cents a gallon; 1st drop in months

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gasoline fell 6 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.95. That’s the first drop in nearly four months. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg warns that the decline could be temporary, however. Lundberg said Sunday that oil prices recently...


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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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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...


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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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