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Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.
A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.
A former assistant to pop artist Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property. James Meyer admitted he lacked permission to take or transport art from 2006 to 2011.
Payers recently gathered in Toronto for the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation trials. The Toronto Sun is accusing Jamaica of "poaching" Canadians of Jamaican descent.
When pandas have symptoms of pregnancy, keepers put them in private rooms and feed them extra food. When it's clear the pandas aren't pregnant, some maintain the act to keep the better accommodations.
A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot.