Erika Tremblay

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Here's Why Thousands of Walruses Are Gathering on Alaska's Shore

Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

US police arrest NFL player Jonathan Dwyer

The allegations stem from an incident in July at a Phoenix home and involved a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old baby boy, media reports said.<p>"We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully," the Cardinals said in a statement …

NFL

Opponents of Scottish independence hold lead

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Opponents of declaring Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom held a lead in incomplete returns.<p>Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, voted for independence by better than 53%. The oil city of Aberdeen, the nation's third largest city, voted decisively to stay with the …

Minnesota man alleges racial profiling in videotaped arrest

The video goes dark, but you can still hear the man screaming and pleading for help after police officers allegedly use a stun gun on him.<p>"Someone help me, someone please help me!" he yells. "I haven't done anything wrong!"<p>He continues to struggle, asking the officers what he's done, accuses them …

Israel to build 283 homes on West Bank

Israel has published tenders to build 283 homes in a West Bank settlement, days after announcing its biggest land grab on occupied Palestinian territory for three decades.<p>The expansion of the Elkana settlement, in the north-west of the West Bank, was approved in January and the tenders were …

Obama orders review of U.S. police use of military hardware

EDGARTOWN Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>A riot police officer aims his weapon while …

For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police

It's my worst nightmare ... him not understanding, possibly, a command to put your hands up or to get on the ground.<p>Lorraine Spencer has been watching the news from Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed by police, and worrying about her own son's safety. Jermaine is …

Iceland warns airlines of possible ash plume as volcano erupts

Iceland warned airlines of a potential ash plume that could disrupt flights as one of the North Atlantic island nation's biggest volcanoes erupted after a week of rumbling.<p>The aviation warning code was changed to "red," signifying that an "eruption is imminent or in progress – significant emission …

Two rallies, one racial divide over Ferguson shooting

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - As the crow flies the two rallies held Saturday afternoon over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman were about 10 miles (16 km) apart, but the racial divide that separated them made that distance seem infinitely greater.<p>Sondra Fifer (C) confronts …

Protests Follow Another Death in Another City, With Echoes of Ferguson

Staten Island is about 900 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, but the emotions running in the streets of the town where Michael Brown was shot have …

Obama orders review of federal role in arming state and local police

President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to acquire surplus military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.<p>The review will include whether the programs are appropriate, if the agencies are getting …

Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

For animal lovers, zoos can be a mixed bag.<p>It's amazing to be in shouting distance of magnificent wild animals, but it's hard not to get the feeling that great apes, big cats and other creatures don't really love being behind bars, walls and windows.<p>Now, a Danish architectural firm is working with …

Former Virginia governor, wife go on trial on corruption charges

RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A jury was selected on Monday to hear the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with the couple charged with selling political favors for a loan, gifts and vacations.<p>Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives …

Japanese schoolgirl arrested on suspicion of decapitating classmate

A 15-year-old girl is accused of strangling her victim, Aiwa Matsuo, to death and dismembering her body<p>A teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her classmate and dismembering her body, Japanese police say.<p>The 15-year-old suspect is accused of attacking her victim with a metal …

US climber condemned for filming his children in Mont Blanc avalanche

A US climber who filmed his children, aged nine and 11, being knocked off their feet in a mini-avalanche as they tried to set a new mountaineering record on Mont Blanc has been condemned by the local mayor and climbers' associations.<p>Patrick Sweeney, who caught the incident on camera and posted on …

How to Improve the Audio Quality of Vinyl Records with Wood Glue

One of the first things you learn in the ID shop at design school: Wood glue is for joining wood, welding is great for joining metal, acetone is the …

Woodworking

Oldest fortified settlement ever found in North America? Location of Fort Caroline may be in Georgia

In an announcement likely to rewrite the book on early colonization of the New World, two researchers have proposed a location for the oldest …

New Afghan Law Disastrous for Women, Says National Geographic Photographer

A proposed law would roll back gains made to protect Afghan women, photographer Lynsey Addario warns.<p>National Geographic photographer Lynsey Addario says that a new Afghan law, passed by parliament and awaiting signature by President Hamid Karzai, would effectively silence victims of domestic …

Google Doodle Upholds Gay Rights Ahead of Sochi Olympics

Google<p>Thursday’s Google Doodle is a not-so-subtle pre-Olympics shot at Russia’s less-than-stellar record on gay rights. The doodle, which is also …

The Taliban capture a British dog of war

Video highlights the risks to hundreds of canines at work in Afghanistan, sniffing out explosives, weapons and drugs<p>The Taliban in Afghanistan have captured a British special forces dog, parading the forlorn-looking animal in a triumphant online video.<p>In footage released on a militant website on …

Giant Horse Head Sculptures Transform the Scottish Skyline

The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a …

Sculpture

4,000-year-old erotica from Mesopotamia

Museums are often misconstrued as dusty and lifeless — the least likely place to find something hot and steamy. But the Ancient Near East section in …

Associated Press News

Why France Is Turning Its Nose Up At Valerie Trierweiler

The story is as old as the Bible: A powerful man strays from his life partner into the arms of a younger woman and is caught red-handed. Usually, the …

Banks wary of marijuana business

When it comes to doing business with marijuana sellers, it’s going to take a lot more than a thumbs-up from Eric Holder to get paranoid bankers on board.<p>The U.S. attorney general made waves last week when he said the Obama administration plans to give banks the go-ahead to make loans or open …

Atlanta paralyzed by less than 3 inches of snow

ATLANTA — Light snow was falling when Samantha Avers left Duluth, a northeast Atlanta suburb, on Tuesday afternoon. She figured she would be home quickly, for it was only a 30- to 45-minute drive.<p>Twenty-two hours later, Avers, an account manager who had just moved to balmy Atlanta from northern …