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Warm weather forced Iditarod farther north

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In this photo taken Thursday, March 5, 2015, are bare patches of grass and mud on sled dog trails in Anchorage, Alaska. Warm weather and barren trails south of the Alaska Range prompted race officials to move the official start of the race from the greater Anchorage area to Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.


Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords

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In this photo taken May 14, 2009 and provided by the University of Washington, is the deployment of a hydrophone in Icy Bay, Alaska. Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what calving glacier ice sounded like to a humpback whale. The sound of the ice in the water turned out to be more interesting. Acoustic research in Alaska’s Icy Bay and other glacier ice-filled waters found that the fizz created by the release of air bubbles under high pressure makes fjords with glacier icebergs the noisiest places in the ocean. (AP Photo/University of Washington, Jeffrey Nystuen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting.


LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah test

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Eric Moutsos, center, the former Salt Lake Police officer who was placed on leave and later resigned for not wanting to ride his motorcycle in the Salt Lake gays pride parade for religious reasons, shakes hands with Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, left, while Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, looks on during a committee hearing Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Salt Lake City. A landmark Utah proposal protecting gay and transgender individuals passed its test at the state Legislature Thursday when lawmakers on a Republican-controlled Senate committee offered their unanimous and at times emotional support of the measure. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee in the Utah Legislature offered its unanimous and at times emotional support for a proposal to protect gay and transgender individuals as the landmark measure passed its first test.


Osborne admits RBS error and calls for early sale -FT

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British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers a speech on the UK economy to the Royal Economic Society at the Bank of England in London"When I say 'get rid of it', I mean put it into the good hands of the private sector", Osborne said in an interview with the FT. Osborne was not looking to follow a "Tell Sid"-type privatisation model for the sale of the taxpayer's stake in RBS, after rejecting this approach when the government sold Lloyds Banking Group Plc , the FT added. Osborne was referring to the "If you see Sid ... Tell him!" advertisements to promote the 1986 privatisation of British Gas. Royal Bank of Scotland is open to reduce the size of its investment bank as an attempt to increase the bank's value, the newspaper said.


3 tell of gruesome injuries, death at Boston Marathon

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In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — A woman who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing described feeling as if she were in a horror movie: wounded people all around her, including someone covered with soot, dazed and "walking around like a zombie."


Greek PM seeks EU talks after ECB snub

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, after Athens got no help from the European Central Bank to address a cash squeezeGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, a government source said Friday, after Athens got no help from the European Central Bank to address a cash squeeze. "The prime minister called Mr Juncker to arrange a meeting next week," a government source said. German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung had earlier reported that Tsipras had wanted to see Juncker today, but his request was turned down.


Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Iran’s growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers _ not the U.S. _ are leading the charge. Carter, under questioning from Sen. John McCain this week, acknowledged his concern when McCain asked if it alarms him that Iran “has basically taken over the fight.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not the U.S. — are leading the charge.


Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security

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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for official government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release — and for possible security lapses — after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State Department official said Thursday.


Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

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FILE - In this March 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King, center, leads a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. In early 1965, King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference began a series of marches as part of a push for black voting rights. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before.


'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky?

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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. The personal email server used by Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer. Setting up your own email server is easier and cheaper than you might think. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere.


3 reasons Apple's watch will _ or won't _ change the game

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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, the new Apple Watch is modeled during a media event in Cupertino, Calif. Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted the wearable gadget will be as game-changing as Apple’s revolutionary iPhones and iPads, which have become indispensable accessories for millions around the globe. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same?


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