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  1. AccuWeather, feds trade blame for bogus tsunami warningRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 6 | Boston Herald

    A private forecasting company took what was intended to be a routine National Weather Service test message and sent it to subscribers' phones as an official tsunami warning Tuesday morning, the latest in a spate of false alarms since last month. AccuWeather blamed the National Weather Service for the false alarm, saying the government weather agency "miscoded" a test message as a real warning.

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  2. The Latest: NWS says false tsunami alert coded correctlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 6 | Boston Herald

    AccuWeather says the weather service "miscoded" a test message as a real warning. Users of the popular AccuWeather app then got a false tsunami alert.

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  3. National Weather Service: No East Coast tsunami warningRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 6 | Boston Herald

    A routine National Weather Service test on Tuesday resulted in a false push notification to mobile phones about a tsunami warning, giving jolt to many residents on the East Coast. A glitch meant some people received what looked like an actual warning, NWS meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs said.

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  4. AccuWeather blames weather service for bogus tsunami warningRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 6 | Boston Herald

    A private forecasting company took a routine National Weather Service test message and sent it to people's phones as an official tsunami warning Tuesday morning, the latest in a spate of false alarms since last month. The National Tsunami Warning Center sent the test message around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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  5. The Latest: AccuWeather shifts blame for false tsunami alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 6 | Boston Herald

    A private forecasting company is blaming the National Weather Service for a false tsunami alert sent to users' mobile phones Tuesday morning. AccuWeather says the weather service "miscoded" a test message as a real warning.

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  6. Maine town manager is fired for touting 'white civil rights'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 23 | Boston Herald

    Town Manager Tom Kawczynski sits in the Jackman, Maine, town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, before a select board meeting over his publicly espoused white separatist views. The Jackman Select Board voted unanimously to dismiss him, announcing the decision after a closed-door executive session with Kawczynski, who had been the town's top administrator since June.

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  7. Bulpett: Wayward start for top pick Markelle Fultz remains No. 1 concern for SixersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | Boston Herald

    WAITING GAME: 76ers top draft pick Markelle Fultz watches last night's game from the bench. Staff photo by Christopher Evans Brett Brown had finished answering yet another round of questions about Markelle Fultz, and the issue was bound to be pushed into a more glaring light after The Trade.

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  8. Cod catch at all-time low, but rebound could be nearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2018 | Boston Herald

    In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod that will be auctioned off sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. Cod were once the backbone of New England's commercial fishing fleet, but catch has plummeted in the wake of overfishing and environmental changes.

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  9. The Latest: Snowstorm as bad as Alaska's? One man thinks soRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | Boston Herald

    The East Coast snowstorm this week was about as bad as the winter storms they get in Alaska - at least according to one man who survived it. Jess Flarity is a 32-year-old student from Seattle who was visiting a friend in Concord, New Hampshire, when he got stranded overnight because bus service was canceled.

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  10. Joy to the weed! Marijuana legalization comes bearing giftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 | Boston Herald

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 photo, James MacWilliams prunes a marijuana plant that he is growing indoors in Portland, Maine. "I figure, I've got all this pot, I might as well just give it away for Christmas," said MacWilliams, who started growing weed when it became legal and is giving away fancy jars of his stash this year.

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  11. Joy to the weed: Marijuana legalization comes bearing giftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Boston Herald

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 photo, James MacWilliams prunes a marijuana plant that he is growing indoors in Portland, Maine. "I figure, I've got all this pot, I might as well just give it away for Christmas," said MacWilliams, who started growing weed when it became legal and is giving away fancy jars of his stash this year.

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  12. Christmas tail: Europe deal could slow yuletide lobster bizRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A trade deal between Canada and the European Union could amount to a lump of coal for the U.S. at Christmastime. The Christmas season is typically a busy time of year for American seafood exporters, as the type of lobster that is native to North America is popular in some European countries around the holiday.

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  13. Scientists: Maine coast could see more great white sharksRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | Boston Herald

    This July 28, 2016, frame from video provided by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries shows a white shark off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. Scientists say the great white shark detected in waters off Maine could be a sign that the big fish might become more of a presence in the area in the years to come.

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  14. Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | Boston Herald

    In this April 23, 2016 file photo, David Goethel sorts cod and haddock while fishing aboard his trawler off the coast of New Hampshire. The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries.

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  15. Maine boy who received thousands of Christmas cards from strangers dies after losing cancer battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | Boston Herald

    This is why the nine-year-old, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, asked to receive Christmas cards early, and thousands of strangers answered the call with cards filled with love and holiday wishes to bring him some early Christmas cheer. Sadly, as he and his family had feared, Jacob passed away Sunday, a month before his beloved time of the year.

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  16. Car smashed after GPS directs motorist onto train tracksRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2017 | Boston Herald

    Officials say Amtrak's Downeaster crashed into a car whose driver followed GPS directions onto train tracks in New Hampshire. East Kingston Fire Chief Ed Warren says a Good Samaritan saw headlights on the tracks and helped the driver escape from the car.

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  17. Getting more 'wolflike' is the key to the future for coyotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | Boston Herald

    In this 2008 photo provided by Josh Harrison, a coyote stands in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass. Coyotes have lived in the East since the 1930s, and recent genetic tests have shown they are actually a mixture of coyote, wolf and dog.

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  18. Drought may have aided storm that walloped Maine, NortheastRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain.

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  19. Savor the city's overflowing craft brew scene, festivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | Boston Herald

    STOP BY: Geary Brewing, above, one of the oldest craft breweries in the country, calls Portland, right and bottom right, its home. The import/export business helped fuel the growth of Portland, Maine, centuries ago.

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  20. Pilots report lasers pointed at flights in Boston areaRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2017 | Boston Herald

    Federal officials say they are investigating after pilots reported that a laser was pointed at their airplanes in the Boston area. The Federal Aviation Administration says pilots on two flights reported seeing the lasers Friday evening about 30 miles north of Boston's Logan airport.

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