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Idaho town, farmers aim to bust dam to help fish

To spawn in Little Bear Creek's west fork, wild steelhead must run a hazardous, 500-mile gauntlet up the Columbia, Snake and Clearwater rivers from the Pacific Ocean that includes sea lions and anglers' lures. Full story

7 people, 6 Americans missing in boat off New Zealand

   “Nina,” a historic schooner built in 1928, was last seen in the South Pacific off the north coast of New Zealand three weeks ago.

Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes in Pacific off Nicaragua; no damage

MANAGUA (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck on Saturday off the Pacific coast of the central American nation of Nicaragua, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Full story

Upgraded Deep-Sea Submersible 'Alvin' Sets Sail

Alvin the submersible is going on a cross-country journey after a $41 million upgrade. Full story

US fighter jet crashes into ocean; pilot rescued

   Officials say the pilot ejected when the plane developed trouble, and was able to contact rescue teams.

Moon's Shadow on Earth Seen from Space During Solar Eclipse

A NASA Earth-observing satellite has captured the moon's shadow darkening a patch of the Pacific Ocean during Thursday's stunning "ring of fire" solar eclipse. Full story

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  Fires threaten thousands of California homes

Nearly 1,000 firefighters are using a combination of ground teams and air attacks to keep wildfires from destroying homes in Southern California. Miguel Almaguer reports.

  TODAY anchors take on great American adventure

In the span of a week, the TODAY anchors will dip their toes into both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, soak up the sun in Hawaii, take in the sights at the country’s first national park, Yellowstone, and more.

  ‘Kon-Tiki’ recounts Pacific crossing on a raft

A new movie out today, “Kon-Tiki” is based on the true story of six men who crossed the Pacific ocean on a wooden raft. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

  Samoa Air now charging passengers by weight

Some are criticizing airline Samoa Air’s new policy of charging their passengers by their weight instead of their seat. Company officials are saying it is only fair to charge by weight, and not one passenger has refused to step on the scale yet.

  First images of Space-X Dragon capsule revealed

The Space-X Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean carrying more than a ton of cargo from the International Space Station and is currently being hauled back to land for research.

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