They are enduring symbols of the vast Mojave Desert, but Joshua trees don’t grow everywhere.
Even here in the Grapevine Mesa Joshua Tree Forest in Meadview, Arizona, a National Natural Landmark since 1967, you can see where the trees thin out and stop as the land rises sharply to the east.
While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people don’t get vaccinated.
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Sidney Crosby ignited a rally with a highlight-reel goal and became the third active player with 700 assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
Seven local masters swimmers plus two Harpswell natives traveled to Harvard University's Blodget Pool last weekend for the annual New England winter championship meet. They were joined by over 630 other competitors. The Maine Masters Swim Club, represented by 44 swimmers, placed third among the meet's 34 club teams.
STANDISH — Junior Aliza Jordan led all scorers with seven points on five goals and two assists as the University of Southern Maine women's lacrosse team defeated the University of Maine at Farmington, 14- 5, in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon at the SJC Athletic Complex.
The Bowdoin baseball team picked up a pair of wins to begin its final week of play in Florida.
The Polar Bears (4-5) knocked off Minnesota-Morris (1-11) on Tuesday in a 6-2 final. On Wednesday, Bowdoin defeated Babson (6-4) by an 11-4 margin.
After growing up as a Patriots fan, Lorenzo Carter said it was “kind of surreal” to find New England coach Bill Belichick leading positional drills at Georgia’s Pro Day on Wednesday.
LeBron James scored 35 points and added 17 assists, his last setting up a late a 3-pointer by Kevin Love, and the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers ended Toronto's nine-game road winning streak with a 132-129 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors on Wednesday night.
The New England Patriots have re-signed special teams captain Matt Slater.
Originally drafted in the 10th round in 2008, Slater has spent 10 years with the team. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer seven straight times.
Slater has 136 career regular season special teams tackles, with 14 more in the postseason.
DEAR ABBY: My husband, Tom, and I have three kids: One is in college, the next is in grade school and the youngest is a baby. I’m a full-time medical student, and he’s a professional athlete.