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Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast‑growing populations of...

JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins. The slain president's profile debuted on the half dollar 50...

Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity. But it hit him...

Uruguayan creates chess game for multiple opponents

It no longer takes two to play chess – or at least according to a new version of the game invented by Uruguayan Gabriel Baldi, where up to four...

Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40

The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega‑brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character...

Grace blends with danger in obscure art in Haiti

JACMEL, Haiti (AP) — Two men pivot and slide in a forest clearing, their bodies weaving before a handful of spectators in what could be a graceful...

Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices

How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the...

Heroic fantasy fans 'fight to the death' in epic Ragnarok battle

Hundreds of medieval combat enthusiasts fight to the death in a annual heroic‑fantasy celebration...

Gov't: Ruling backs nonprofits' birth control plan

The Obama administration said Wednesday that the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the religious claims of Hobby Lobby and other for‑profit...