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  • Volcanic eruption creates new island

    January 21, 2015 2:02 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island - although scientists say it could soon disappear. The volcano has been erupting for a month in the ocean about 65 kilometers 40 miles northwest of the capital, Nuku'alofa. Last week it disrupted international air travel... more »
  • Tar mats prompt La. to close small area off island

    July 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed an area off East Grand Terre Island to all but recreational rod and reel fishing because tar mats were removed from the area. BP PLC says the closing appears groundless and began well after the mats were found... more »
  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

    December 7, 2012 1:28 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she could find it only in girly pink and purple. So the Garfield, N.J., girl started an online petition asking Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral... more »
  • $336 million Powerball winner

    March 6, 2012 10:47 AM

    CRANSTON, R.I. - The winner of last month's $336 million Powerball jackpot is an 81-year-old woman. Rhode Island lottery officials said Louise White of Newport won the sixth largest jackpot in US history. The winning ticket for the February 11th drawing was sold at a Stop & Shop supermarket in... more »

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