News from the Field

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Climbing Coach Arrested for Sex Assault

A prominent Maryland coach who headed up USA Climbing's youth team has reportedly confessed to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl at the climbing gym where he worked. Mike Lyons, 31, was arrested... Read More

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Randy Terrapins Stop Air Traffic at JFK

Security officials at JFK International Airport are expert at confiscating liquids and gels, but they're useless against turtles. On Wednesday, about 150 diamondback terrapins wandered onto JFK's... Read More

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Contador Addresses Criticism

Alberto Contador, last year’s Tour de France winner, is under pressure from all fronts days before the Tour's launches on Saturday. Reporters at a press conference today peppered Contador and... Read More

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Hikers Find Ultrarunner Buried in Snow

Marcia Rasmussen was hiking in Sequoia National Park when she fell through a snow bridge, dropped into a hidden creek, and was washed 40 feet downstream. Rasmussen, an ultramarathoner and Outings... Read More

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The Nation's Dirtiest Beaches

According to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, beaches in the United States are in a bad way. Beach closures from dirty water in 2010 were up nearly a third over 2009.... Read More