News from the Field

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Airbus to Offer Americans Wider Seats

Airbus announced on Thursday that it will offer U.S. airlines extra-wide seats for obese customers in its new A320 passenger jets. The company says it is taking advantage of the wider-bodied... Read More

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Tsunami Cleanup Begins in Alaska

The first major cleanup of debris from Japan's tsunami begins today on Alaska's Montague Island. The project is headed by volunteers and employees from the Gulf of Alaska Keeper and the Center for... Read More

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Authorities Seize Elephant Tusks

Authorities in Sri Lanka seized hundreds of elephant tusks after a scan revealed the contraband in three shipping containers. The ivory, which was intercepted on its way to Dubai, was sent from the... Read More

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Iran Navy Rescues U.S. Cargo Ship

An Iranian Navy vessle on Wednesday rescued an American cargo ship from a pirate attack in the Gulf of Oman. The 500-foot Maersk Texas had disembarked from the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah... Read More

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Man Survives Outhouse Bear Mauling

A 65-year-old fisherman survived a black bear attack in an outhouse at Dunbar Lake in Ontario on Saturday. Gord Shurvell of Winnipeg says he was using the facilities when a bear burst in. "[H]e... Read More