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                      Jarvon Stout of UVI SAN DIEGO – Twenty-three ambitious college students from across the United States spent their time in labs and in the field conducting research in earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences as part of the Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. SURF

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Powerball lottery jackpot has climbed to $208 million for Saturday night’s drawing. That’s because nobody matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers drawn on Wednesday were: 5, 7, 24, 31, 39, Powerball 7. Powerball is a combined large jackpot game which is played in 42

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MIAMI — After emerging the eastern Atlantic on Friday morning, Tropical Storm 10 grew into Tropical Storm Ida on Friday night. It poses no immediate threat to land. Ida is expected to turn west-northwest with an increase in forward speed in the next few days. Westerly shear and an upper-level trough extending

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WASHINGTON – The FCC proposed new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that seeks to hold operators more accountable. Today, about 60 submarine cables provide connectivity between the U.S. and Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice advising taxpayers that the Treasury Department and the IRS intend to propose regulations providing that health insurance issuers must report coverage in catastrophic health insurance plans. Notice 2015-68 also allows electronic delivery of statements reporting coverage under expatriate health

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CHRISTIANSTED – A federal judge gave interim approval for $40 million loan to HOVENSA from its proposed new owners as bankruptcy proceedings over the future of the South Shore refinery began in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock on Thursday. Some of the money is needed by HOVENSA to pay a

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CHRISTIANSTED – Four St. Croix men made their initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon after their arrest for drug-related offenses, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Those indicted  on drug charges are: Bruce McIntosh, 52, aka “Bird” aka “Butch.”

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MIAMI – The Federal Aviation Administration said today American Airlines flights were grounded at three of its busiest hubs because of technical problems. The problem affected Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, as well as Dallas-Fort Worth International and Miami International. “We’re working to resolve technical issues impacting several airports as quickly as possible,” an American spokesman said.

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Hess Corp’s Lorrie Hecker CHRISTIANSTED – The owner of the mothballed refinery on St. Croix filed for chapter 11 on Tuesday, as part of a plan to sell its assets for $184 million to an affiliate of Boston private-equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners LLC. The refinery, known as HOVENSA LLC,

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Rakeem Christmas and Paul George INDIANAPOLIS – Years ago, the day after the Pacers season ended, many players would be on the first flight out to their hometown or favorite vacation spot. Roy Hibbert was actually one of the first one to change the culture, as far as staying in town to

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