A friend's basket of clams sit in the water as Mike Suprin, of Rollinsford, N.H., calls it a day after filling his basket with softshell clams at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline.

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(From L) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Morocco's Prince Moulay Hassan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Mac

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging 'old demons'

World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message "never again" but also exposed the globe's new political fault lines.

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President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron gesture during their meeting inside the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I.

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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi, third from right, and Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe, second from right, meet at the State Depa

China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks Friday that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month.

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Somalis carry away an injured civilian who was wounded in a bomb blast near the Sahafi hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia.

4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia's capital; 20 dead

Four car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, Friday afternoon killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police. After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured.

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On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Federal Reserve leaves key policy rate unchanged

The Federal Reserve is leaving its key policy rate unchanged but signaling that it plans to keep responding to the strong U.S. economy with further rate hikes.

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FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the Democrats gaining control of the House in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election, N

Key House Democrat promises hearings on GOP tax package

The Democratic lawmaker poised to lead the powerful tax-writing committee in the U.S. House said he would consider President Donald Trump's proposal for a middle-income tax cut, but only if there are adjustments on tax rates for top income earners.

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This Nov. 2, 2018 photo, a woman and child wait for a bus at the Metropolitan Grand Central bus terminal in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the city where a migrant caravan traveling through Mexico originated over three weeks ago.

In Honduras, most returnees from caravan hope to try again

The Metropolitan Grand Central bus terminal in this city where the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico originated more than three weeks ago is a place of crossing destinies for Hondurans dreaming of seeking a better life in the United States.

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A former 94-year-old SS guard holds his walking stick at the beginning of a trial in Muenster, Germany.

Former Nazi SS camp guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

A 94-year-old former SS enlisted man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, facing hundreds of counts of accessory to murder for alleged crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp.

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Rescuers inspect part of the landing gears of the crashed Lion Air jet they retrieved from the sea floor in the waters of Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia.

Lion Air jet's airspeed indicator malfunctioned on 4 flights

The "black box" data recorder from a crashed Lion Air jet shows its airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights, investigators said Monday, just hours after distraught relatives of victims confronted the airline's co-founder at a meeting organized by officials.

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This combination of images made available by NASA shows areas of low ozone above Antarctica on September 2000, left, and September 2018. (NASA via AP)

More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide.

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Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel.

Stone throwers face different fates across the globe

President Donald Trump's recent assertion that U.S. troops should respond to rock-throwing migrants — a hypothetical scenario — as if they were armed has sparked a debate about the appropriate use of force.

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In this Oct. 26, 2018, photo, workers prepare a lawn outside the venue for the upcoming China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo

Facing a blizzard of trade complaints, China is throwing an "open for business" import fair hosted by President Xi Jinping to rebrand itself as a welcoming market and positive global force.

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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Belgrade, Mont. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump doesn't hide that Tester is reason for Montana stop

President Donald Trump didn't try to hide what brought him back to Montana on Saturday campaigning against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

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Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, get a ride on a truck in Donaji, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The migrants had already made a grueling 40-mile (65-kilometer) trek from Juchitan, Oaxaca, on Thu

Patience wears thin as migrant caravan heads north

Patience among 4,000 Central American migrants appeared to be wearing thin on Saturday, as exhausted members of the caravan journeying toward the United States openly disagreed with organizers who are shepherding the group through southern Mexico.

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Yamilet Hernandez rests carrying her sick son, Eduardo, 2, inside a truck during a ride on the road that connects Pijijiapan with Arriaga, Mexico.

'We have to keep going:' A day with the migrant caravan

On the 15th day of their journey, Joel Eduardo Espinar and his family were hurting. And they still had a country to traverse before they got to the United States. A little more than two weeks before, they had fled Honduras and joined the migrant caravan of Central Americans snaking toward the border. 

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Pakistani protesters burn a poster image of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has spent eight-years on death row accused of blasphemy and acquitted by a Supreme Court, in Hyderabad.

Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman

 The release of a Christian woman in Pakistan, acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, was delayed Friday after authorities agreed to bar her from flying abroad following talks with radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged.

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People watch a TV screen showing the live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's speech on the economy given before the parliament, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.

S. Korea's Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul 'soon'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic efforts aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons.

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The casket of one of the migrants who died when their boat capsized off in the Canal of Sicily is lifted by crane to an Italian Navy ship at the Lampedusa island harbor.

56,800 migrant dead and missing: 'They are human beings'

One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: "Unknown B/Male."

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group block a main road after a court decision in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan court acquits Christian on death row for blasphemy

A Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan's blasphemy law was acquitted and ordered released Wednesday by the country's top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry protests over the verdict.

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A man casts his vote at a polling station in Noumea, New Caledonia, as part of an independence referendum, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Voters in New Caledonia are deciding whether the French territory in the South Pacific should break free from the European cou

Voters in Pacific territory choose to keep ties with France

A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence Sunday, a watershed moment that led French President Emmanuel Macron to promise a full dialogue on the archipelago's future.

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The Camp Fire burns along a ridgetop near Big Bend, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Crews working to contain the blaze overnight faced deteriorating weather conditions according to CalFire as winds picked up and humidity dropped. (AP Photo/Noah Berger

Death toll hits 25 from wildfires at both ends of California

Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires at both ends of the state stood at 25 Sunday and appeared likely to rise.

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