News from the Field

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Inquiry Into Captain Who Ignored Sailors

Princess Cruises on Wednesday announced that is has launched an investigation into reports that the captain of the passenger ship Star Princess ignored distress signals from a stranded Panamanian... Read More

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NPS Retreats on Black Canyon Guide Ban

The National Park Service is backing down on a proposed ban on commercial rock guiding in the Black Canyon of Colorado's Gunnison National Park after protests from three U.S. senators. In a letter... Read More

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Riccardo Ricco Banned for 12 Years

Italy's doping tribunal on Thursday banned rider Riccardo Ricco for 12 years following an alleged 2011 blood transfusion gone bad, his second major brush with anti-doping authorities since 2008.... Read More

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Man Strips Naked to Protest TSA Patdown

Transportation Security Agency officials arrested a Portland, Oregon man on Tuesday after he stripped naked at a security checkpoint in Portland International Airport. John E. Brennan, 50, of... Read More

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Fisherman Lands 428-Pound Tuna

A fisherman off the coast of Mexico caught a 427.9-pound yellowfin tuna, the largest-ever with a reel and rod on record, last Thursday after a 30-minute battle. But Robert Pedigo's catch won't... Read More