January 15, 2021

US Report: Former Acadia park director accepted illegal Caribbean vacation

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By David Sharp, The Associated Press From Bangor Daily News PORTLAND, Maine — A former Acadia National Park superintendent accepted an illegal gift of a Caribbean family vacation valued at more than $14,000 months before his retirement in 2015, according to a report released Thursday. The report was issued by the inspector general of the […]

Warming Cuba relations spurs invasive species debate

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By Allison Griner From Jacksonville.com After 18 months of secret diplomatic talks, the White House dropped a bombshell in December: relations with Cuba would start to be normalized. In his speech, President Barack Obama announced that he plans to relax travel and trade restrictions imposed at the height of Cold War tensions in 1961. Those […]