News from the Field

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WTC Ends NYC Ironman

Organizers of the Ironman U.S. Championship announced Friday that the triathlon will not return to New York City next year. This year, a sewage leak dumped millions of gallons of raw human waste... Read More

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New York Bans Large Sodas

Soft drink industry representatives are threatening New York with possible legal action after the city's board of health approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks. The ban... Read More

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Jackson Fire Started in Backyard

The wildfire threatening Jackson, Wyoming, was started in the yard of an elderly resident south of town, witnesses report. In a statement released Tuesday, Jay and Jason Anderson said their... Read More

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Monk Eats Bad Berries, Wanders Forest Nude

After receiving a call from a concerned hiker last week, German police responded to find a naked man wandering in the woods in the town of Traunstein. It turns out he was a Franciscan monk who was... Read More

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Jeff West Dies on the Stikine

Kayaker Jeff West has died on a solo attempt of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine River in British Columbia. He was 42. West had paddled the 45-mile stretch of Class V-VI rapids with Todd Wells and... Read More