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Cod fisherman Frank Miles on board his longline vessel, called the Sumner Strait, in Kodiak's harbor.
Sun, 12/08/2019 - 06:01

Gulf of Alaska cod have been in steep decline due to rising ocean temperatures. Now, for the first time ever, federal fisheries managers are shutting down the lucrative fishery because of low stock.

It could be that malaria-carrying parasites are rendered less potent by minestrone.
Sun, 12/08/2019 - 06:00

It all started when a London primary school asked children to bring in a plastic tube containing approximately one tablespoon of homemade soup.

A new study finds that time-restricted eating helped overweight people who were at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes lose about 3% of their body weight, reduce belly fat and feel more energetic.
Sun, 12/08/2019 - 05:00

A new study finds time-restricted eating helped overweight people who were at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to lose about 3% of their body weight, reduce belly fat and feel more energetic.

The American Prairie Reserve project has also garnered support from two local tribal councils, including at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, home of the Nakoda and Aaniiih. Bison were nearly eradicated from the prairies by white settlers and the U.S. government more than a century ago.
Sun, 12/08/2019 - 05:00

In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.

A gunman killed three people and injured eight others at Pensacola Naval Air Station on Friday. It was the second shooting on a U.S. Naval Base in a week.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 17:14

The Navy has named the three sailors killed during an active shooter incident at Naval Air Station Pensacola on December 6th.

Mike Pompeo attends his confirmation hearing to become CIA director on Jan. 12, 2017. Since becoming secretary of state in 2018, he has emerged as one of President Trump's most influential advisers.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:30

The questions surrounding what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew about the Ukraine affair reflect the outsized role he has assumed as one of the president's most influential advisers.

The Nielsens' sheep farm sits on the edge of a fjord in southern Greenland. The family has owned and run the farm since 1972.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 07:01

Kunuk Nielsen and his brother Pilu grew up on a sheep farm in southern Greenland. Kunuk has decided to remain on the farm. Pilu gives helicopter tours to visitors, who are arriving in greater numbers.

Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to voters at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader, Iowa.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 06:56

"The fact of the matter is, this guy stood up and he was, in fact, lying," Biden said in an interview Friday evening with NPR Morning Edition host Rachel Martin.

Students in Alice Henshaw's Wilderness Medical Associates CPR training course can practice on a Womanikin, designed to help trainees understand that compressions should be performed the same way on women's bodies as men's.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 06:31

Studies show women are less likely to receive CPR in public than men. A manikin sleeve with silicone breasts might be part of the solution.

Hua Qu, the wife of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University graduate student being held at an Iranian prison, wears a button bearing a picture of her husband as she speaks at a news conference to mark the third anniversary of his imprisonment, Aug. 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 06:31

The Princeton graduate student held by Iran for three years, was released Saturday in exchange for Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had been held in the United States.

Impeachable offenses were listed on a monitor as the House Judiciary Committee listened to testimony by constitutional scholars earlier this week.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 06:00

Democrats are going forward with impeachment against President Trump. During a hearing this week, they tipped their hand about the three articles they might bring forward.

Dr. Marie-Roseline Bélizaire is a field coordinator for health workers who are part of the anti-Ebola effort in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is an epidemiologist with the World Health Organization.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 06:00

Dr. Marie-Roseline Bélizaire says the United Nations is failing to keep its medical workers safe.

The USS John F. Kennedy, CVN 79, is now 67% complete. After Christening, Dec. 7, employees of Newport News Shipbuilding will complete the project before it goes to a testing pier ahead of its 2022 commission with the US Navy.
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 06:00

The ship's high-profile christening marks a day of recognition for the thousands of workers that have participated in the project over more than five years.

Seen in August 2019, the remains of a home destroyed in Northern California's 2018 Camp Fire.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 23:05

The utility hopes the settlement will help it emerge from bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year. When it declared bankruptcy in January, the company faced potential liabilities of $30 billion.

Actors Ron Liebman and Madeline Kahn are shown at the Tony Awards in New York, June 6, 1993.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 22:24

Liebman, who played a wide range of roles in films, the stage and television, is perhaps most popularly known for his role as the father of Jennifer Anniston's Rachel Green on "Friends."


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