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East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel.

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Rare white lion cub born at Omaha zoo

- A rare white lion cub has been born at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, zoo officials said on Wednesday.

26 Nov 2014

Opposing Japan's whaling program is 'eco-imperialism': official

TOKYO - Opposition to Japan's whaling program is a kind of "eco-imperialism" that imposes one value system on another and is based on emotion, not science - much the way killing elephants is now opposed, Japan's top whaling official said on Wednesday.

Japan 26 Nov 2014

Ontario's curbs on insecticide may protect bees but diminish crops

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The Canadian province of Ontario's move to protect bees by reducing use of an insect-killing pesticide may diminish corn and soybean production, seed companies said on Wednesday.

26 Nov 2014

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Indonesia, no tsunami warning

- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck in the sea 160 km (100 miles) northwest of Ternate in Indonesia's Moluccas archipelago at 0933 ET on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

26 Nov 2014