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Group developing plan to save silt-laden Iowa lake

Nov. 29, 2021 16:20 PM EST

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a plan to save a suburban Iowa City lake from rapid sedimentation that threatens to render it unusable in as few as 20 years. Jon Kounkel is president of the group,...

Lessons learned from the fire that almost destroyed Tahoe

Nov. 28, 2021 04:11 AM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides. Gray...

Big injuries and absences disrupt NHL Thanksgiving benchmark

Nov. 24, 2021 05:01 AM EST

Bruce Boudreau does not believe in the NHL's Thanksgiving rule. Which teams occupied playoff spots on the annual U.S. holiday had long been a strong indicator of who makes and misses the postseason. Recent 82-game seasons have put cracks in that theory, and a number of...

Attack by extremists in Burkina Faso kills at least 19

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 19 people, including nine security force members, have been killed during an attack by suspected extremists in Burkina Faso, the government-press agency said Tuesday. The attack Sunday in Foube in the Center-North region also...

Millennial Money: It’s OK to not buy stuff on Black Friday

Nov. 23, 2021 11:57 AM EST

It’s that time of year when retailers seem to join forces to plant a message in shoppers’ minds: “Buy Stuff on Black Friday, or You Are a Fool.” They transmit this message in loud TV commercials, targeted social media ads and promotional emails you don’t...

Millennial Money: It’s OK to not buy stuff on Black Friday

Nov. 23, 2021 07:18 AM EST

It’s that time of year when retailers seem to join forces to plant a message in shoppers’ minds: “Buy Stuff on Black Friday, or You Are a Fool.” They transmit this message in loud TV commercials, targeted social media ads and promotional emails you don’t...

Doctor warns Iraqi Kurds: Illegal path to EU can be deadly

Nov. 22, 2021 11:57 AM EST

BIELSK PODLASKI, Poland (AP) — Dr. Arsalan Azzaddin was seeing migrants from Iraq and Syria being brought into a hospital in eastern Poland every day with hypothermia, pneumonia, broken bones and severe dehydration. So he asked a Kurdish TV channel to let him go on the news to warn people...

Wildfires torched up to a fifth of all giant sequoia trees

Nov. 19, 2021 20:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth's largest trees, officials said Friday. Fires in Sequoia National Park and...

Charlie Kirk exploits racial divide to reach Gen Z

Nov. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EST

MANKATO, Minnesota (AP) — Charlie Kirk stood 80 miles from where George Floyd was murdered, faced an overwhelmingly white audience, and declared he was going to say things “no one dares say out loud.” What followed was an avalanche of aspersions and debunked claims...

Florida tops 1,000 manatee deaths in grim single-year record

Nov. 17, 2021 11:38 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — More than 1,000 manatees have died in Florida so far this year, eclipsing a previous annual record as the threatened marine mammals struggle with starvation due to pollution in the water. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...