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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, sailors from the USS Ashland approach a sailboat with two Honolulu women and their dogs aboard as they are rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women, identified by the Navy as Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, lost their engine in bad weat
HONOLULU (AP) — A planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat didn’t start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones washed overboard and sank into the deep blue water on their first day at sea. From there, things got worse. Much worse. About a month into their trip...
(AP) — More than 200 scientists say Congress should protect federal sustainable fishing laws in advance of a key hearing about the future of the way the government manages fisheries. The Senate commerce committee held a hearing on Tuesday about reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery...
In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown greets people on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse in Boston. U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Brown told a New Zealand website Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, he accepted advice that he should be more culturally aware after a U.S. inquiry into his conduct at a Peace Corps event in Samoa. The Stuff news outlet says Brown acknowledged complaints were made about his comments to a female food server at the event and to guests upon hi
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown told a New Zealand website Wednesday that he accepted advice that he should be more culturally aware after a U.S. inquiry into his conduct at a Peace Corps event in Samoa. The Stuff website said Brown acknowledged that complaints were made...
Workers prepare the 79-foot Pacific Paradise commercial fishing vessel for salvage off the shore of Honolulu, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. The boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
HONOLULU (AP) — A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet. A long, cramped journey to the United States for...
President Donald Trump with Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant in June. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: San Juan City Council Votes Unanimously To Impeach...
People walk by crosses placed near Las Vegas’ famous sign Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. The crosses are in honor of those killed when Stephen Craig Paddock broke windows on the Mandalay Bay resort and casino and began firing with a cache of weapons at a country music festival Sunday. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds were injured. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
(AP) — A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Las Vegas Shooting Exposed as Antifa-led False...
  FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perform in the Conference Center at the morning session of the two-day Mormon church conference in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church’s twice-a-year conference will take place this weekend amid a tumultuous political climate in the U.S. and without the participation of the religion’s 90-year-old president who is dealing with ailing health. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons around the world will tune in Saturday to hear guidance from the religion’s top leaders during a twice-yearly conference in Utah. For the first time in more than a half-century, they won’t hear from Thomas S. Monson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’...
 Gov. Rick Scott, center, assess the damages in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Big Pine Key, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Florida Governor Rick Scott Now Listed As 'Critical'...
In this July 14, 2013, file photo, pastors and others raise their arms on the San Diego side of a border fence during a cross-border Sunday religious service with others on the Tijuana, Mexico side of the fence. The AP reported Sept. 8, 2017, that a story claiming Congress had approved President Donald Trump's request for $1.6 billion in border wall funding is false. (AP Photo/ Gregory Bull, File)
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Computer Models Show IRMA Destroying New York City On...
Pastor Joel Osteen gives an interview at his Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Osteen and his congregation have set up their church as a shelter for evacuees from the flooding by Tropical Storm Harvey. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
(AP) — A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded...

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