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Crowds of people gather at Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill in Gravois Mills, Missouri, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Several beach bars along Lake of the Ozarks were packed with party-goers during the Memorial Day weekend. Several political leaders in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas, as well as the state of Kansas' health secretary, have condemned Lake of the Ozarks revelers for failing to practice social distancing, amid fears they could return to areas hard hit by the coronavirus and spread the disease. (Shelly Yang/Kansas City Star via AP)

Partygoer at Missouri's Lake of Ozarks positive for COVID-19

May. 29, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Health officials said Friday that they were seeking to “inform mass numbers of unknown people” after a person who attended crowded pool parties over Memorial Day weekend at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19. Camden County Health Department said...

Lake of the Ozarks business owner defends actions

May. 27, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a business that hosted crowded pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks says no laws were broken and safety measures were in place to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Social media postings over the weekend showed...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers reporters' questions about her veto of a sweeping coronavirus bill that would have curbed her power to direct the state's pandemic response during a news conference, Tuesday, May6 26, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Democratic governor issued a new state of emergency and called the Republican-controlled Legislature into special session to extend that state of emergency. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

May. 26, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping Republican coronavirus measure that would have limited her power to direct the state's pandemic response but then ceded to local officials the authority to keep restrictions on businesses. Gov. Laura Kelly not only killed a bill...

Kansas City, St. Louis leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine

May. 26, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of...

In this undated photo released on May 21, 2020 by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), an archaeologist works at the site where bones of about 60 mammoths were discovered at the old Santa Lucia military airbase just north of Mexico City. Institute archaeologist Pedro Sánchez Nava said the giant herbivores had probably just got stuck in the mud of an ancient lake, once known as Xaltocan and now disappeared. (INAH via AP)

In Mexico City, experts find bones of dozens of mammoths

May. 22, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists have found the bones of about 60 mammoths at an airport under construction just north of Mexico City, near human-built ’traps’ where more than a dozen mammoths were found last year. Both discoveries reveal how appealing the area — once a shallow lake...

Lawsuit: US plan for Indiana forest could taint water supply

May. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Environmental groups and officials in a southern Indiana county are suing the U.S. Forest Service over its plan to burn or harvest parts of the Hoosier National Forest, alleging that it could taint drinking water for more than 140,000 people. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in...

FILE - In this May 2, 2017 file photo, a windsurfer glides on the surface of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. A divided Minnesota Supreme Court said Wednesday, May 12, 2020, that the state Department of Natural Resources has the authority to change the name of a popular lake, Lake Calhoun, back to its original Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Court: Minnesota agency can change name of Lake Calhoun

May. 13, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A divided Minnesota Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state Department of Natural Resources has the authority to change the name of a popular Minneapolis lake back to its original Dakota name, apparently resolving a long-running dispute involving neighbors who objected to the...

9-year-old boy in Tennessee catches 80-pound lake sturgeon

May. 13, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nine-year-old boy in Tennessee became the third child in his family to catch a monster fish, reeling in an 80-pound sturgeon that outweighed him by far. Coye Price was eager to catch something big after his 11-year-old sister Caitlin hooked a 40-pound striper and his...

In this April 30, 2020 photo, a fisherman watches his line from the shade at Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, Ariz. People who have been locked down during the coronavirus have been turning to fishing at community lakes as a chance to go outdoors and still following social-distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/John Marshall)

Community fishing's a popular outlet during pandemic

May. 6, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Wirtz Jr. slowly spun the reel, tracking the retrieval of a plastic worm, when two shapes moved into his peripheral vision. The teen's eyes gleamed as he peered through the crystal clear water at a pair of beefy rainbow trout cruising parallel to the shore. Wirtz sped his spin,...

In this Saturday, April 25, 2020 photo, a dog swims in the water as trees stand where dry land was in the Sea of Galilee, locally known as Lake Kinneret. After an especially rainy winter, the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel is at its highest level in two decades, but the beaches and major Christian sites along its banks are empty as authorities imposed a full lockdown. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The Sea of Galilee is full, but the beaches are empty

May. 2, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — After an especially rainy winter, the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel is at its highest level in two decades, but the beaches and major Christian sites along its banks are empty. Tourism usually peaks in April, when Christians flock to the holy sites during the Easter season and Israelis...