Environment and nature

CORRECTS THAT COLEMAN IS AT RIGHT, NOT LEFT - In this July 30, 1981 photo, John Coleman, weather channel founder, right, and Frank Batten, publisher of the Norfolk, Va., Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star, and chairman and chief executive of Landmark Communications, Inc., are seen during a news conference in New York. John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel and longtime KUSI weatherman, died Saturdaty night, Jan. 20, 2018, at home in Las Vegas, said his wife Linda Coleman. He was 83. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
January 21, 2018 - 7:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people's anger for his open distrust of climate change, has died. He was 83. Coleman died Saturday night at...
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CORRECTS THAT COLEMAN IS AT RIGHT, NOT LEFT - In this July 30, 1981 photo, John Coleman, weather channel founder, right, and Frank Batten, publisher of the Norfolk, Va., Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star, and chairman and chief executive of Landmark Communications, Inc., are seen during a news conference in New York. John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel and longtime KUSI weatherman, died Saturdaty night, Jan. 20, 2018, at home in Las Vegas, said his wife Linda Coleman. He was 83. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
January 21, 2018 - 6:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the death of John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A broadcaster who co-founded The Weather Channel but later drew anger from people for his open distrust of climate change has died in Las Vegas. John Coleman was 83. Coleman was...
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A tourist helicopter circles the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in New York. The statue is closed due to the government shutdown. President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 21, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won't keep Lady Liberty shackled. The Statue of Liberty and...
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January 21, 2018 - 12:05 pm
GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio liberal arts college is hanging effigies in trees and using pyrotechnics to move destructive vultures off campus. The Columbus Dispatch reports vultures have caused at least $50,000 damage at Denison University in the last year by picking at roof membranes and at...
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January 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. "Bycatch" is a longstanding issue in commercial fisheries, and fishermen have long sought solutions to the problem of catching rare species when seeking exploitable ones. The...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, visitors view horticultural displays during a preview of the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, featuring the theme "Holland: Flowering the World," at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. As the East Coast slogs through chilly temperatures and winter dreariness, visitors will dive into spring during the annual Philadelphia Flower Show from March 3 to 11, 2018, featuring the theme "Wonders of Water" and promising to "celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 21, 2018 - 9:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As the East Coast continues its slog through chilly temperatures and general winter dreariness, the Philadelphia Flower Show offers a colorful sneak peek into warmer, longer days. This year, visitors can dive into spring at the "Wonders of Water" themed show, which runs from...
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In this photo provided by Brenton-James Glover, ash plumes rise from the volcano on Kadovar Island, Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The island volcano erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air. Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation's north coast since the volcano there began erupting on Jan. 5. (Brenton-James Glover via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 7:12 am
SYDNEY (AP) — An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air. Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation's north coast since the volcano there began erupting on Jan. 5...
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Villanova's Jalen Brunson, center, talks with teammates Eric Paschall, left, and Omari Spellman, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 21, 2018 - 3:11 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 23 points and top-ranked Villanova routed former Big East rival UConn 81-61 on Saturday. Donte DiVincenzo added 17 points for the Wildcats (18-1), who complete their non-conference schedule at 13-0. Jalen Adams scored 19 for UConn (10-9), which has now...
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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 21, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown. Many government operations...
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January 20, 2018 - 11:11 pm
BC-BKC--Grand Canyon-UMKC Box GRAND CANYON 86, UMKC 69 GRAND CANYON (14-6) Vernon 0-3 1-2 1, Lever 8-12 7-10 24, Frayer 6-9 0-3 14, Braun 1-5 6-8 9, Benson 3-7 5-6 12, M.Jackson 0-2 0-0 0, Blumbergs 4-7 1-3 9, Milstead 1-2 4-4 6, Martin 2-5 0-0 4, Aidoo 3-3 0-0 7. Totals 28-55 24-36 86. UMKC (6-15...
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