Recreational sports

Will Monk, 8, plays with his dog Zoey, a 2 year-old goldendoodle, in his backyard in Barrington, Ill., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The upper Midwest is preparing for a wintry blast as a winter storm is expected across the region, with forecasters saying up to a foot of snow is expected in some areas.(Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 3:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of children in the Midwest got a rare snow day off school Friday as a winter storm moved through the Great Lakes region, dumping nearly a foot of the white powder in some places with more on the way. Midwest residents often boast that they are well prepared for winter...
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FILE - This April 15, 2017, file video image courtesy of KTVB-TV shows the remote area where skeletal remains were found in a badger hole north of Mountain Home, Idaho. The U.S. government says it's working with two Native American tribes to return the 500-year-old, well-preserved bones of a young adult and child found in a southwestern Idaho badger hole to one of the tribes. (Paul Boehlke/ KTVB via AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Somewhere in Boise, two 500-year-old skeletons discovered in Idaho's high desert plains are stored in a secure place as three Native American tribes try to claim the remains and anthropologists lament a lost research opportunity. U.S. officials won't say where the bones of the...
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January 30, 2018 - 11:30 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Virtual reality, neural feedback and digital therapy were among five ideas to help solve the U.S. opioid crisis that won a global technology challenge in Ohio on Tuesday. Winners were selected from hundreds of ideas submitted by researchers, caregivers, service providers and...
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A Polartec Power Fill jacket is on display at the company's booth at the opening of the Outdoor Retailers and Snow Show in the Colorado Convention Center Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. Three floors of all the latest products for outdoor use makes the event the largest U.S. trade show for the outdoor and winter sports industries that represent $887 billion in sales. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 26, 2018 - 2:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits by favoring clothes and sporting goods that are less specialized and more versatile, analysts say. Industry retail sales totaled $18.9 billion from December 2016 through November 2017, down 6...
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In this undated photo provided by the Warren Miller Co., Warren Miller, right, is seen with his wife, Laurie Miller while on a boat. Miller, the prolific outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to the skiing life that he narrated with his own humorous style, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at his home on Orcas Island, Wash., his family said. He was 93. A World War II veteran, ski racer, surfer and sailor, Miller produced more than 500 films on a variety of outdoor activities. However it was his ski films for which he was most known. (Warren Miller Co. via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 5:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Warren Miller, the legendary outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to downhill skiing that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. He was 93. His family said in a statement that Miller died of natural causes Wednesday evening at his home on Orcas Island in...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:33 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a planned halt to New Jersey's bear hunt could double the population of the animals by 2022. NJ.com reports that the estimate is included in a status report on the state's 2015 bear management policy that was finalized on Jan. 4 and provided Thursday to...
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January 11, 2018 - 9:59 am
YORK, Maine (AP) — Beachgoers in Maine have caught an unusual sight — an ice skater's blades gliding over frozen sand and surf. Grant Long celebrated his 18th birthday Saturday by skating on the newfound patch of ice after record-low temperatures caused Long Sands Beach to freeze over. Long's...
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Dan Yurich and Dan Kovolenko, both of Hopewell, sit in their ice hut on the Sheango River Lake near the Golden Run Wildlife Area in Clark as they fish on 8 to 10 inches of ice. The two of them have safety gear including life vests, ice picks, warm clothing and ice cleats for their boots. (Cory Byknish /The Herald via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 3:05 am
CLARK, Pa. (AP) — A small cluster of ice huts stood alone as the wind swept over the ice covering the Shenango River Lake on a recent afternoon. But spirits inside the huts were warm despite the winds and cold temperatures. Brothers Dan and Billy Inches, of Aliquippa, had individual tents next to...
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President Donald Trump smiles to the media as he speaks on the phone with children as they track Santa's movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve at the president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 25, 2017 - 10:21 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is celebrating Christmas the way millions of Americans do: surrounded by family, the White House said. But unlike most Americans, he released a brief video in which his wife, Melania, joined him to "wish America and the entire world a very Merry...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus' movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve at the president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 25, 2017 - 12:13 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer U.S. troops spending the holidays overseas, play golf, chat with children anxious to know when Santa will bring their presents, eat...
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