News: National

These young men catch more than lobsters. They also catch a break
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Fred Bever | September 24, 2022
High school student Cris Silva, 15, has been learning to lobster aboard the Sea Smoke lobster boat in Portland, Maine. Vanessa Leroy for NPR PORTLAND, Maine — Maine is one of the least diverse states in the nation, and the fishermen in its famed lobster industry reflect that demographic reality. ...
A second ancient canoe is found in Wisconsin — this time tracing back to 1000 B.C.
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Juliana Kim | September 24, 2022
A woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation smiles as she touches the canoe. Wisconsin Historical Society maritime archaeologists recovered a 3,000-year-old dugout canoe from Lake Mendota in Madison, Wis., on Thursday. Wisconsin Historical Society Tamara Thomsen was giving a scuba diving lesson in Wisconsin's Lake Mendota when she noticed a piece ...
An Arizona judge rules that the state can enforce a near-total abortion ban
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The Associated Press | September 23, 2022
Protesters march around the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix after the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. A new Arizona law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy takes effect Saturday, Sept. 24. Ross D. Franklin | AP PHOENIX — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that ...
An ex-officer accused of sexually assaulting a teen rape victim faces federal charges
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Jaclyn Diaz | September 23, 2022
A New Orleans police vehicle patrols Bourbon Street. Jonathan Bachman | Reuters A former New Orleans police officer is facing a federal charge related to the alleged sexual assault of a victim, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. While acting in his role as a New Orleans police officer, 55-year-old ...
He went to an estate sale for bargains. He found a valuable 700-year-old document
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The Associated Press | September 23, 2022
PORTLAND, Maine — A bargain hunter who went to an estate sale in Maine to find a KitchenAid mixer, a bookshelf or vintage clothing walked away with a 700-year-old treasure. Instead of a kitchen appliance, Will Sideri stumbled upon a framed document hanging on a wall. It had elaborate script ...
Power outages and problems accessing fuel force Puerto Rico grocery stores to close
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The Associated Press | September 23, 2022
Nancy Galarza looks Thursday at the damage that Hurricane Fiona inflicted on her community, which remained cut off days after the storm slammed the rural community of San Salvador in the town of Caguas, Puerto Rico. Danica Coto | AP CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — A growing number of businesses, including ...
California plans to phase out new gas heaters by 2030
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Caleigh Wells | September 23, 2022
A gas furnace in a residential home. California plans to require zero-emission heaters and furnaces by the end of the decade. Bloomberg | Bloomberg via Getty Images The Golden State just became the first in the nation to begin making fossil-fuel furnaces and heaters a thing of the past. In ...
Boston Celtics suspend coach Ime Udoka for the upcoming season
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Bill Chappell, Matt Adams | September 23, 2022
Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is suspended for the entire 2022-2023 season, the team announced late Thursday. Morry Gash | AP The Boston Celtics have suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 season, citing "violations of team policies." The suspension is immediate, the team said as it ...
Isolated communities in Puerto Rico struggle to regain water and power after Fiona
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Greg Allen | September 23, 2022
Getting into the community of Cacao is a challenge. The 157 route is being cleared after major landslides caused by Hurricane Fiona blocked access. Gabriella N. Báez for NPR OROCOVIS, Puerto Rico — Hundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico are still waiting for water and power to be ...
A dramatic shift at the border as migrants converge on a remote corner of South Texas
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Marisa Peñaloza, Joel Rose | September 23, 2022
Venezuelan migrants Kimberly González and Denny Velasco and their children wait for a bus at Mission: Border Hope in Eagle Pass, Texas. Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR It was late afternoon when José Albornoz emerged, tired and soaking wet, from the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas. The first person ...