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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 frame from video provided by the U.S. Navy, Jennifer Appel, left, and Tasha Fuiava, who with their dogs were rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti, are interviewed aboard the USS Ashland in the South Pacific Ocean. 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 lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 7:31 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Two women from Hawaii who were rescued after being lost at sea defended their account of the ordeal Tuesday, insisting that a storm was whipping up 30-foot waves and near hurricane-force winds on the night they set sail, despite records that show no severe weather in the area. The...
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Visitors of the service sit in the All Saints' Church or Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017. German leaders will mark the 500th anniversary of the day Martin Luther is said to have nailed his theses challenging the Catholic Church's practice of selling indulgences to a church door, a starting point of the Reformation. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 2:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German leaders on Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary since the day Martin Luther is said to have nailed his theses challenging the Catholic Church to a church door, a starting point of the Reformation. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier took part...
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A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 31, 2017 - 2:02 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of out-of-state reinforcements bolstered utility crews struggling to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, a day after a powerful storm blew down trees and postponed Halloween activities in many communities. The storm, packing gusts that topped 80 mph (129...
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October 31, 2017 - 6:42 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A tree from Pennsylvania has been selected as Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree. Rockefeller Center officials on Monday announced on their Twitter feed that they selected a Norway spruce from State College to be the 86th tree to adorn the plaza. Information on the tree's...
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This artist rendering provided by Confluence Partners, LLC, depicts a proposed aerial tramway, at right, that would ferry tourists from the cliff tops of the east rim of the Grand Canyon to the water's edge of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers below. Navajo Nation lawmakers will consider a plan Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, to build an aerial tram to carry visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The special session in Window Rock, Arizona, will be the first time the full Tribal Council takes up the bill. (Confluence Partners, LLC via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 4:11 am
Navajo Nation lawmakers are considering a plan Tuesday to build an aerial tram to carry visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The special session in Window Rock, Arizona, will be the first time the full Tribal Council takes up the bill. It needs 16 votes to pass. The development on 420 acres...
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Jennifer Appel, right, and Tasha Fuiava sit with their dogs on the deck of the USS Ashland Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan. The U.S. Navy ship arrived at the American Navy base, five days after it picked up the women and their two dogs from their storm-damaged sailboat, 900 miles southeast of Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
October 30, 2017 - 11:57 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that the two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea never activated their emergency beacon, adding to a growing list of inconsistences that cast doubt on the women's harrowing tale of survival. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr told...
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Lights from automobile traffic leave trails on a street in Freeport, Maine, where most outlet shopping stores are closed due to a severe storm knocked out electricity, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 30, 2017 - 8:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain brought trees and power lines crashing down early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. Thousands of trees were toppled, some...
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A motorist turns around after finding downed trees blocking Flying Point Road during a storm in Freeport, Maine, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. A strong wind storm has caused widespread power outages. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 30, 2017 - 8:20 pm
The Latest on a severe storm packing heavy rain and high wind sweeping through the Northeast (all times local): 8:10 p.m. New England residents still without power this week may want to bundle up. The National Weather Service says temperatures in the region will stay close to normal Monday night,...
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A firefighter hoses down a fire near Varese, northern Italy, early Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Switzerland is sending three helicopters to help Italian fire crews try to extinguish forest fires that have been scorching parts of northern Italy for days and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. Authorities in Piemonte and Lombardy are seeking to have a state of emergency declared for their regions, which have been hit by an abnormally dry summer, little rainfall and winds that have helped spread the flames. The smoke has contributed to a huge cloud of smog, visible from space, that has covered the region for days. (Vigili del Fuoco/Italian Firefighters via AP)
October 30, 2017 - 1:39 pm
ROME (AP) — Switzerland and Croatia have sent aircraft to help Italian firefighters battle forest fires that have scorched parts of northern Italy and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. Authorities in Piedmont and Lombardy are seeking to have states of emergency declared for their regions...
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In this Oct. 20, 2017 photo, Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall poses for a portrait in front of her 3D hologram at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Ill. Fritzshall is one of 13 Holocaust survivors who tell their stories through holographic images that invite the audience to ask questions, creating what feels like a live conversation. The exhibit in Skokie marks the first time that the voice-recognition technology powering conversations with audiences has been married to 3-D holographic technology to tell survivors' stories. (AP Photo/Don Babwin)
October 30, 2017 - 10:44 am
SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time. She knows the day will come when she won't be here to describe being herded onto a boxcar, hearing the cries that turned to whimpers that turned to the silence that signaled another death. And she won't be able to tell of the...
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