'More Than War Fighters': Active-Duty Athletes Compete In Olympics Bobsled And Luge

Nick Cunningham grew up far from the snow in Monterey, on California's central coast. He ran track at Boise State University. None of that hinted at the route he would take after graduation — trying out for the U.S. bobsled team. "I figured it would be a graduation gift for myself to kind of do something that's outside the box, outside my comfort zone," said Cunningham, 32. "Just try something none of my friends could ever say that they tried out for. And so I went and tried out. And 18...

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Seismic Surveys Planned Off U.S. Coast Pose Risk To Marine Life

Animals that live in the ocean communicate with sound — humpback whales, for example. But these voices could soon be drowned out by powerful sonic booms from vessels searching for oil and gas. President Trump is opening up the Atlantic Coast to companies to explore for fresh reserves. And to explore, they will be making some of the loudest sounds ever heard in the ocean — sounds that, according to recent research, could harm marine animals from whales to plankton. Five companies are currently...

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In more than three decades of work, Doug Jones has carved out a niche in the acting world by playing strange and otherworldly creatures. He was a demonic superhero in Hellboy and a monster with an appetite for children in Pan's Labyrinth.

But there was one storyline that proved elusive: Jones says, "I never saw romantic leading male [stories] coming with any creature roles."

Fifty years ago Monday, when Fred Rogers showed up on national public television as the host of what then was a brand new children's show called Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, TV was a lot different. PBS wasn't even a network then — not by that name, anyway — and aside from CBS, NBC and ABC, there were only a few independent local channels to watch, if that.

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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers his midday weather forecast for Monday: February 19, 2018.

We expected the cold. It was, after all, the Winter Olympics.

But the wind is what has made an impression on many of us visiting Pyeongchang. It's even caused competition schedules to be rewritten.

For a string of days last week, the wind blew steady at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts of 45 mph. Concession stands and security scanners were toppled; temporary tents were blown away.

On the worst day, it looked as if a massive dust storm had descended. Three days later, we were still shaking sand out of our boots.

Atlanta Police are seeking an Uber Eats driver who they say killed a customer during a delivery.

The department confirmed to NPR that officers responded to a call of a person shot in the Buckhead neighborhood in north Atlanta on Saturday around 11:30 p.m. Investigators learned from witnesses that the victim left his apartment to meet an Uber Eats driver, took his order and began walking away from the delivery vehicle.

Nick Cunningham grew up far from the snow in Monterey, on California's central coast. He ran track at Boise State University.

None of that hinted at the route he would take after graduation — trying out for the U.S. bobsled team.

"I figured it would be a graduation gift for myself to kind of do something that's outside the box, outside my comfort zone," said Cunningham, 32. "Just try something none of my friends could ever say that they tried out for. And so I went and tried out. And 18 months later, I went to my first Olympics."

Animals that live in the ocean communicate with sound — humpback whales, for example. But these voices could soon be drowned out by powerful sonic booms from vessels searching for oil and gas.

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A surcharge collected from property taxpayers in one western Massachusetts city could pay for projects this year that increase the number of owner-occupied houses. 

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NBA-ALL-STAR GAME

LeBron James got the better of Stephen Curry in the NBA All-Star game at Los Angeles.

James scored 10 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 win over Team Stephen. James was named the game MVP for the third time, and the first since the league broke with tradition by having the team captains select their rosters.

Russell Westbrook hit a layup to put Team LeBron ahead by three in the closing seconds. Team Stephen couldn't get a good look for a tying three at the buzzer.

Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan each had 21 points to lead Team Stephen.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Presidents Day.

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