Sunday, February 25, 2018

Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier. NASA scientist Kelly Brunt said it is more a wonder than a worry and is not a threat to shipping or sea level rise. Brunt said the iceberg, named B-31, is about 255 square miles, roughly six times as big as Manhattan and as much as 1,600 feet thick. It broke off from the critical Pine Island Glacier last fall and researchers have been watching it move away ever since. She said it is completely natural for icebergs to split off from glaciers in Antarctica, however this calving does shrink the Pine Island Glacier beyond its 30-year normal. Associated Press

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Winter Olympics:

Winter Olympics:

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Olympic anthem was merely background noise, the doping scandal the furthest thing from their minds. As the white flag with the five Olympic rings rose toward the rafters Sunday after the gold-medal game in men’s hockey, t...
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Florida arrests pediatrician for using partial vaccine doses

New Port RicheyMan in critical condition after shot in abdomenA New Port Richey man was in critical condition Sunday after being shot during a home invasion that the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said may be drug related.Detectives say a call was rec...
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Parkland shooting makes Florida the target for gun politics. How far will it go?

Parkland shooting makes Florida the target for gun politics. How far will it go?

TALLAHASSEE A powerful Florida Senate committee is expected to approve a package of bills Monday that are bitterly opposed by the National Rifle Association. That is news. It’s the first time in more than a decade that legislation opposed by the poli...
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ChinaAbolishing term limit could allow Xi to stay in powerChina’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power, perhaps indefinitely, by announcing Sunday that it wants to abolish the two-term limit on the presidency ...
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NHRA great John Force crashes hard at Arizona Nationals

Sixteen-time Funny Car champion John Force and Jonnie Lindberg collided at the NHRA's Arizona Nationals
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WASHINGTON — Two incidents hit the Miami Herald in recent days that demonstrate new tactics by those seeking to discredit mainstream media, and they augur what experts said are dark days in the battle between credible news and misinformation.Both inc...
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Bike patrol returns to help curb crime

ORLANDO — For years, loiterers have caused problems outside Michael Araria’s liquor store in Parramore. He’d call Orlando police and an officer would come to shoo away the troublemakers. But, he said, they would just return a few minutes later after ...
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AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EST

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EST
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