TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—The U.S. and Canadian governments yesterday called for deep cuts in phosphorus run-off from farms and other sources into Lake Erie, where an overload in recent years has fed harmful algae blooms that have fouled drinking water and killed fish.
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WASHINGTON—At 106 years old, she’s seen more than a dozen presidents come and go.
But Virginia McLaurin says she finally can die happy after meeting President Barack Obama.
Video of the centenarian shaking her groove with excitement quickly went viral after last week’s Black History Month reception at the White House.
WASHINGTON—Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies.
An international team of scientists dug into two dozen locations across the globe to chart gently rising and falling seas over centuries and millennia.
VIERA, Fla.—Washington Nationals’ first baseman Ryan Zimmerman vigorously defended himself against performance-enhancing drug allegations made in a documentary that aired in December.
Zimmerman said he never heard of or met the people featured in the Al-Jazeera America documentary, “The Dark Side: Secrets of Sports Doping.”
NEW YORK—Kyle Lowry got his triple-double and DeMar DeRozan set a Raptors’ record.
Toronto’s all-stars were so clearly the best guards on the floor that the N.Y. Knicks only could settle for having the most popular one.
Lowry had 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists for his first triple-double of the season as Toronto dumped New York 122-95 last night.
LOS ANGELES—Bubba Watson packed plenty of memories from his week in L.A.
He has a kidney stone as a keepsake. He had a cameo in “Girl Meets World.” He received a text Sunday morning from Steph Curry offering shooting tips to Watson’s son.
And he capped it all with the best memento of all.
MINNEAPOLIS—Just one week ago, the Minnesota Wild were reeling from eight-straight losses and the firing of their head coach.
So the scene yesterday could not have been more surreal.
They beat their biggest rival by five goals in a football stadium filled with 50,426 giddy fans for a season-best four-game winning streak.
OXFORD, Miss. It wasn’t your usual foot chase. Oxford police caught a homeless emu, with help from some barbed wire.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department had been getting calls about a loose emu for days. Each time they tried to catch the big, flightless bird, it got away.
NEW YORK In one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television produced by major media companies are “whitewashed,” and that an “epidemic of invisibility” runs top to bottom through the industry for women, minorities and LGBT people.
TAMPA, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Lightning picked an odd time to hold a team meeting—after a victory.
Steven Stamkos scored in the fifth round of the shootout and the Lightning rebounded after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-5 last night.
“It’s disturbing,” Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan said of the defensive meltdown.