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Coast Guard continues search for missing fishing vessel crew

Nov. 24, 2020 10:28 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The search for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts continued Tuesday, the Coast Guard said. A Coast Guard cutter that remained on the scene overnight was joined Tuesday morning by a fixed-wing aircraft, Petty Officer Amanda Myrick said. The 82-foot...

Prosecutors: 31 charged in Coast Guard test-fixing scheme

Nov. 24, 2020 2:52 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 30 people were charged for their participation in a test score-fixing scheme that happened over seven years at a United States Coast Guard exam center in Louisiana, federal prosecutors announced. The indictment centers around Dorothy Smith, a former employee at an exam center...

FILE - In this June 29, 2018 photo, tanks stand at the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis.Minnesota utility regulators reaffirmed their support Thursday, June 25, 2020, for Enbridge’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 to reject petitions for reconsideration filed by several Ojibwe bands, environmental groups and the state Commerce Department. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Army Corps of Engineers grants final federal Line 3 permit

Nov. 23, 2020 6:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday approved the final federal permit for Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, bringing the project a step closer to construction. In a release from its St. Paul office, the Corps said it...

Search on for 4-member crew of sunken Atlantic fishing boat

Nov. 23, 2020 12:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts early Monday. The 82-foot (25-meter) Emmy Rose went down about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Coast Guard said in an emailed statement. The Coast...

Debris leaks out as salvagers saw up ship on Georgia coast

Nov. 23, 2020 11:58 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Debris is washing up from a cargo ship stranded on the Georgia coast as a salvage team cuts it into chunks. The leaks are not unexpected as salvagers demolish the Golden Ray, a South Korean ship that overturned in St. Simons Sound while carrying 4,200 vehicles 14 months ago. Coast...

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian gestures during a press briefing in Beijing on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. China on Monday lashed out at Washington over its withdrawal from the

China lashes out at US withdrawal from open skies treaty

Nov. 23, 2020 6:37 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday lashed out at Washington over its withdrawal from the “Open Skies Treaty” with Russia, saying the move undermined military trust and transparency and imperiled future attempts at arms control. The treaty, to which China is not a signatory, had allowed each...

Colorado veteran suicide rate higher than national average

Nov. 22, 2020 7:19 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Suicide among U.S. military veterans reached record numbers in Colorado last year, with more than one former service member dying by suicide every week, a new report said. A 2020 National Veteran Suicide Prevention report from the Department of Veterans Affairs said...

Coast Guard suspends search of motorcyclist

Nov. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The search for a motorcyclist who appears to have crashed their vehicle and fell off a bridge in Massachusetts was suspended Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on the Veterans Memorial Bridge that spans the Taunton River and connects Fall...

Search on for man who fell overboard in Florida river

Nov. 22, 2020 12:11 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard and other agencies searched Sunday for a Florida man who fell overboard in St. John's River near Jacksonville. Authorities say the man fell into the water about 3 a.m. Sunday while moving between the Tugboat Pop and a barge. The 42-year-old man's name was not...

Cape Cod National Seashore to get winter upgrades

Nov. 22, 2020 9:26 AM EST

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Winter may be setting in, but work to improve the visitor experience at the Cape Cod National Seashore is continuing through the colder months, officials say. The new or ongoing projects include the construction of new bathhouse facilities at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham and...