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Smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

...officials. The reptiles were stuffed into boots, hidden away inside luggage bound for China, according to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa, one of the facilities to receive some of the animals. Most of the turtles...
Annual pigeon dung problem grows across Fairbanks

...pigeon problem. The droppings were cited as possible cause for speeding the decay of a Minneapolis bridge across the Mississippi River that collapsed in 2007 and killed 13 people.Hunters and dog trainers introduced pigeons to Fairbanks, said Cathie...
Stage is set for final battles

...added more men to his army and now had well over 4,000 men. Additionally, he had the support of warships on the Mississippi River, including the USS Louisiana, the USS Carolina, and the Enterprise, along with the pirate Jean Laffitte and his...
Today in Sports History

...Michigan to a 4-1 win over UCLA for its first NCAA softball title. Michigan is the first team from east of the Mississippi River to win the national championship.2008 - Rafael Nadal wins his fourth consecutive French Open title in a rout...
Alaska Science Forum: In Hawaii, hints of a giant Alaska tsunami

...point back to a giant wave that came from Alaska at about the time European explorers were pushing west, seeing the Mississippi River for the first time.The Makauwahi Sinkhole on the southeast shore of Kauai holds the mysterious equivalent of about...
Take me out to the ballgame at 30 big-league parks

...rented a car one day and made the two-hour drive to Samuel Clemens' childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River village that inspired Mark Twain's best-known books about the childhood adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry...
Review: 'Mud' is a triumph for McConaughey, Nichols

...answer - to what loving means, to how urgent it feels the first time, to how easily it can slip away, like the Mississippi River that runs through this tale - is wily and willful.The movie itself, filled with miscreants, mysteries, a scandalous...
This Day in History

...Yakima, Wash. In the nation: In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River. In 1832, the first Democratic National Convention got under way, in Baltimore. In 1881, Clara Barton founded...
This Day in History

...Film Festival. In the world In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River. In 1892, the opera "I Pagliacci," by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, was first performed, in Milan, Italy. In 1927...
Alaska lawmakers pan report on oceans U.S. seas: Massive agricultural drainage that has created a Massachusetts-sized "dead zone" where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico; robust coastal development that is fouling thousands of acres of habitat for young...


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