NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming

HONOLULU (AP) — As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean….

Florida softball league is 87 _ many players are even older

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Irwin Ableson runs to catch a softball and puts on his glasses before throwing the ball to second base. Abelson's arm is strong, and the man in his 80s on the opposing team is out….

Dylann Roof cold to victims, but apologized to his parents

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before Dylann Roof was arrested for killing nine black church members, he scribbled a note to his mother, apologizing for all the repercussions his actions would cause. Weeks later, in a jailhouse journal, he wrote that he had no regrets….

Western snowstorm draws skiers, but leaves deadly conditions

DENVER (AP) — Skiers in the West are flocking to the mountains after a powerful storm dropped a deep layer of snow during a week that has proven to be both joyous and deadly….

Police: Man who escaped from detention facility is captured

BOSTON (AP) — A man who climbed through razor wire to escape from a detention center in Rhode Island, stole a car and may have tried to rob two banks was captured in Massachusetts on Thursday by a state police trooper who chased him and grabbed him as he tried to leap over...

Mexican woman pleads guilty to bribing US border inspector

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican woman has pleaded guilty to bribing a U.S. border inspector in San Diego with cash and sexual favors for allowing people to enter the country illegally….

Pence’s Indiana successor backs fewer needle exchange limits

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's incoming governor pledged Thursday to roll back some restrictions on needle exchanges that his predecessor, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, signed into law as part of the state's response to its largest HIV epidemic….

2 bodies pulled from sunken helicopter at Los Angeles harbor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two bodies were pulled Thursday from the sunken wreckage of a helicopter that crashed inside the Port of Los Angeles breakwater, authorities said….

Skiers in West gleefully take advantage of deep snow

DENVER (AP) — Skiers throughout the West gleefully flocked to resorts Thursday to take advantage of deep, fresh snow dumped by a series of winter storms that were moving east and threatening turbulent weather across much of the Southwest….

Ski-run surprise: Lynx stroll past crowds in rare sightings

DENVER (AP) — Some elusive and charismatic lynx have been parading past awe-struck Colorado residents and visitors this winter, electrifying social media and giving biologists reason to smile….