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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013 file photo, a child plays with a ball next to a couple posing for a photographer in a park outside Bucharest, Romania. Newlywed couples took advantage of the unusual warm weather for the month of November, with temperatures reaching 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit), for outdoor photo sessions. Kiss goodbye some of those postcard-perfect, ideal-for-outdoor-wedding days. A new study said global warming is going to steal some of those exceedingly pleasant weather days from our future. On average, Earth will have four fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by 2035 and ten fewer of them by the end of the century, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. 
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Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days

Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will ...

In this 1994, William A. Hilliard poses for a photo. Hilliard, a former editor of The Oregonian and a national pioneer who paved the way for minorities in journalism, has died. He was 89. (Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian via AP)

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/96WEYx ) that Hilliard died Monday. He was one of the first African-American newsroom leaders at a major U.S. newspaper. ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 20-31-54-56-59, Mega Ball: 3, Megaplier: 5 (twenty, thirty-one, fifty-four, fifty-six, fifty-nine; Mega Ball: three; Megaplier: five) Estimated jackpot: $150 million

FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2001, file photo, people watch as storm-tossed waves crash over rocks near Depoe Bay, Ore. The disappearance of a father and son after they were caught by a sneaker wave on the southern Oregon coast Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, is but the latest incident caused by sneaker waves, which are prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. A leading expert says there needs to be greater awareness to prevent future tragedies. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers

One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on. The man and his boy were but the latest to be lost to a sneaker wave, which are prevalent in the ...

Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday. The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/qB4nZR ) Issac Wayne Wilson was charged in King County Tuesday. Bail was set at $1 ...

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) tackles Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) during the first half of an NFL football NFC divisional playoff game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Carroll: Sherman played 2nd half of season with knee injury

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman played the second half of the season with an injured knee, although he was never listed on any injury report. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Sherman had an MCL injury in his knee, similar to the ones suffered by quarterback Russell Wilson and ...

Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) and St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds, left, reach for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Villanova won 70-57. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Villanova back to No. 1 in AP poll, leapfrogging Kansas

Villanova coach Jay Wright likes this vantage point just fine. The Wildcats are back on top. "It was great to be No. 1. I'd much rather be No. 1 than three," Wright said last week after a stumble against then-No. 18 Butler dropped the national champs a couple spots. Now, ...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, speaks with Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn after an NFL football divisional football game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. The Falcons won 36-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons hope for 1 more game at Georgia Dome _ for NFC title

The Atlanta Falcons might get one more game at the Georgia Dome. No matter what, they're heading into rare territory. The Falcons advanced to the NFC championship game for only the fourth time in their 51-year history, cruising past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in a divisional game Saturday. Matt Ryan ...

NFL Today, Divisional Playoffs

SCOREBOARD Sunday, Jan. 15 Green Bay (11-6) at Dallas (13-3), 4:40 p.m. EST, FOX. This marks the eighth meeting in the playoffs for the storied franchises, with the Cowboys leading 4-3. Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round, and he ...

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham (88) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the first half of an NFL football NFC divisional playoff game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Lewis leads Pats over Texans 34-16 in playoffs

The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoff games Saturday (all times Eastern): 11:30 p.m. Dion Lewis became the first player in NFL postseason history to score touchdowns by rushing, receiving and a kickoff return, leading New England to a 34-16 victory over the Houston Texans and pushing Tom Brady and ...

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