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NOAA announces draft management plan for endangered Hawaiian monk seal

HONOLULU — Federal fisheries authorities want to more than double the small population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals in the state’s main islands.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service on Tuesday released a draft management plan for the endangered species, of which approximately 200 live in the main Hawaiian Islands.

Holy smokes: Police say woman tried to smuggle marijuana cigarettes into jail inside Bible

UNION, S.C. — Authorities say a woman who tried to smuggle marijuana into a South Carolina jail inside a Bible has been arrested.

An arrest report obtained by multiple media outlets says 24-year-old Monkia Ryans hid three marijuana cigarettes inside the Bible and dropped the book off at the Union County Jail on Friday afternoon.

Google changing operating structure, it will be part of holding company called ‘Alphabet’

SAN FRANCISCO — One of tech’s biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker — “Alphabet” — in a move underscoring its founders’ ambitions to pursue ventures far beyond the company’s Internet search core, from self-driving cars to cutting-edge medical research.