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Maine extends deadline for boating registrations

Mar. 30, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine will allow boaters to operate without a 2020 registration until April 30 this year, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife said. Maine boat registrations typically expire at the end of the calendar year. This year, many municipal offices are closed...

Winnebago stops production, paying 5,000 workers for 2 weeks

Mar. 23, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa-based recreational vehicle and boat manufacturer Winnebago Industries said Monday it is ceasing production to protect workers from coronavirus exposure and will adjust production as demand for the company's products is rapidly changing. The company, which employees about 5,000...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at C.B. Smith Park, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The park will be used for a drive thru COVID-19 testing facility. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Florida governor: New mobile testing sites coming soon

Mar. 21, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — More than 720 people in Florida have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday as he resisted an official's call to issue a statewide “stay-at-home” order. The bulk of the coronavirus cases have been in Miami-Dade and Broward...

Judge backs Minnesota's Twin Metals mine in lease dispute

Mar. 17, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by environmental groups against the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, saying the Interior Department had the authority to reverse itself and renew the project's federal mineral rights leases. The Obama...

Marine patrol cancels boater safety meetings in Lakes Region

Mar. 16, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol Unit has canceled two meetings on boating safety for Lakes Region boaters due to concerns about the new coronavirus. The first meeting was scheduled at the town of Moultonborough's public safety building on March 19. The second was at...

Marine patrol to hold boater safety meetings in Lakes Region

Mar. 8, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol Unit is holding two meetings on boating safety for Lakes Region boaters. The first meeting is scheduled at the town of Moultonborough's public safety building on March 19 at 6 p.m. The second is at Marine Patrol Headquarters in Gilford on...

Two women wearing masks dressed as sword-wielding anime characters pose for a photograph at the Middle East Film & Comic Con in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Middle East Film & Comic Con began Thursday night in Dubai, a city of skyscrapers and nightclubs suddenly subdued by the outbreak of the new coronavirus across the region. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

With hand sanitizer nearby, Dubai Comic Con laughs at virus

Mar. 6, 2020 1:03 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As papier-mâché hand grenades and plastic assault rifles barely caught the attention of security guards, a health official in Dubai wordlessly watched over an infrared camera filming all who passed by — including a few scythe-wielding Grim Reapers. ...

In this Feb. 17, 2020 photo, a crew from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, Calif., recovers a balloon from the Pacific Ocean off Newport Beach, Calif. The PMMC picked up about 20 balloons that day, most left over from the Valentine's Day holiday. Boaters have been fishing balloons out of the ocean off Southern California since Valentine's Day, and some say it's a predictable problem, The Orange County Register reports. More balloons are expected after St. Patrick's Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day and graduations. (Pacific Marine Mammal Center via AP)

Valentine's balloons end up in ocean off Southern California

Feb. 25, 2020 12:33 PM EST

Boaters have been fishing balloons out of the ocean off Southern California since Valentine’s Day, and some say it’s a predictable problem, The Orange County Register reports. “It was crazy. Everywhere I looked,” said Rich German, who rode his personal watercraft several miles off...

Boatshop at Strawbery Banke offering summer camps

Feb. 18, 2020 5:30 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The Boatshop at Strawbery Banke is offering three summer camps for children on building and sailing their own boats. The Portsmouth camps are “Sailors and Shipwrights" from July 13-17 for children ages 10-13; “Bosuns and Boatbuilders" from July 20-24 for ages 7-10;...

Crews search river banks for missing kayaker

Feb. 10, 2020 11:21 AM EST

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Rescue crews were searching the banks of the Middle Fork River in West Virginia on Monday for a missing kayaker, an official said. "The water is high, so we're doing what we can this morning," said West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Lt. Brad McDougal told The...