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Major damage to Alabama mobile home park amid tropical storm

Jun. 19, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County said a suspected tornado...

Federal drones checking out lobster gear off Maine

Jun. 19, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using remote video cameras, and hopes to step up those efforts, to make sure lobster trap lines are in compliance with federal rules. The video cameras can alert inspectors whether lobstermen...

Wildlife officials tracking black bear in southern Illinois

Jun. 19, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

REND CITY, Ill. (AP) — State wildlife officials are tracking a black bear that was first spotted more than a week ago by southern Illinois residents and was most recently seen wandering near a state reservoir. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Conservation...

Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Jun. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was smiling broadly as she attended the final day of the Ascot races on Saturday, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act faster against climate change. The 95-year-old queen, a keen racing fan and...

A trip down one of Montana's great rivers -- the Mighty Mo'

Jun. 19, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

COAL BANKS LANDING, Mont. (AP) — “Ju-dith Lan-ding,” followed by a rhythmic five-beat clap, rung through miles of cliffs as 14 people set out from Coal Banks Landing on Memorial Day weekend. The phrase, a popular one among this group of friends and fellow travelers,...

Summer tourism influx at Georgia beach means more citations

Jun. 19, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — More summer visitors are flocking to Georgia’s largest public beach, and that means local officials are writing more tickets for rule violations. Police on Tybee Island in recent months have been reporting high numbers of citations for beach...

Too many wood pellets, too little water contributed to blaze

Jun. 19, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The size of wood pellet stacks and low water pressure may have contributed to a spectacular blaze that burned for days in May at a warehouse on the Georgia coast. The Brunswick News reports that Georgia Ports Authority Chief...

New Mexico artist captures Grand Canyon trip in paintings

Jun. 19, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Grand Canyon is known first and foremost for its enormity, and Farmington artist Marilyn Taylor acknowledges that its sheer size, especially when viewed from the perspective of the rim, can be overwhelming. But when Taylor chose to paint a...

Amid report on farm-related pollution, conservation cited

Jun. 19, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) — Luke Brubaker admitted that he’s proud of his soil as he bent over and gestured with an extended arm to a field on his northwestern Lancaster County dairy operation. He pointed to the largely unbroken soil, where modern farming practices allow...

Sheriff, pipeline opponents keep the peace at Enbridge site

Jun. 19, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson spent a lot of time in the sun. By the time folks occupying the Fire Light camp finished their ceremonies and broke camp, his clean-shaven head was a bright shade of red. Despite a nasty sunburn and some...