RANGELEY, ME –Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust’s Courtesy Boat Inspection program inspected 3,340 boats and trailers – a record across the 18-year-old program. Throughout the summer, inspectors collected 45 non-invasive plants traveling in or out of the water at public boat launches. Inspectors showed boaters how to inspect their recreational equipment […]

“This is to protect lives in Utah, to protect the lives of visitors,” said Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism. “That’s what our visitors are watching for. They want to know that they’re coming to a place where people are showing personal responsibility.” After bleeding millions […]

Engineering giant Rolls-Royce, which makes jet engines, has reported record losses after the coronavirus pandemic caused demand for air travel to slump. The firm announced a pre-tax loss of £5.4bn for the first half of this year. Chief executive Warren East told the BBC he did not expect demand to […]

(Bloomberg) — Florida reported 15,300 new virus cases, the biggest one-day rise since the coronavirus pandemic began in the U.S. The number exceeds records from New York, California and Texas, all of which have reported daily counts at almost 12,000. Reported deaths in Florida dropped to 44, from 95 the […]

(Bloomberg) — Florida reported its highest-ever increase of Covid-19 cases, 15,300, or a 6% rise compared to a 4.8% average over the last week. Reported deaths dropped to 44, from 95 the day before. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school […]

CLOSE Delaware’s surf-fishing beaches may offer the best way to safely enjoy time in the sand this summer. Wochit Disappointed surf fishers can – momentarily, at least – stop kicking the sand.  Gov. John Carney announced Monday that the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control can issue an additional 1,000 surf-fishing tags for the […]

At best, it signals a call into action, albeit with a foggy head and a scrambled mind. At worst, the incessant ringing or buzzing represents news of a dreadful event, or an impending one. “Oh my God,” Harrison declared on a video recording that she made of the incident, “I’m […]

Getting a lease with a new landlord can be challenging if you have an eviction on your record. After seven years, the eviction may get dropped from public records, but this mark can sometimes stay on your rental history forever. An eviction can impact your credit history, rental history, and […]

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—A four-day lockdown began Friday amid a surge in Covid-19 cases that the mayor of this capital city attributed to the new virus strain from the U.K., though national health authorities denied the contagious variant was in the country. Mayor Claudia López ordered all nonessential businesses shut until Tuesday. […]

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about […]

Michigan on Tuesday reported a record 190 deaths tied to COVID-19 and added 5,793 new cases. Of the Tuesday deaths, 30 were identified during a delayed records review, the state said. With the additional records, Tuesday surpassed the previous high for deaths of 164 reached on April 16, at the […]