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Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Oct. 27, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves for yet another tropical weather strike Tuesday after Zeta raked across the Yucatan Peninsula on a track that forecasters said would likely bring it ashore south of New Orleans as a hurricane. Tropical Storm Zeta, the 27th...

Α damaged navy minesweeper is being towed near the port of Piraeus on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.  Greece's coast guard says a Greek navy minesweeper and a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship have collided outside the country's main port of Piraeus, leaving two navy crew slightly injured and prompting the evacuation of the military vessel. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greek navy minesweeper damaged after cargo ship collision

Oct. 27, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy minesweeper and a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship collided Tuesday outside Greece's main port of Piraeus, leaving two navy crew slightly injured and prompting the evacuation of the severely damaged military vessel. It was not immediately clear why the navy ship Kallisto...

4 dead, 15 rescued in English Channel migrant boat sinking

Oct. 27, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — At least four migrants, including two young children, died Tuesday when their boat capsized while they and other migrants tried to cross the English Channel to Britain, French authorities said. Fifteen migrants have been saved so far and rescue and search operations were still under way,...

French officials: At least 4 migrants dead, including 2 children, as boat sinks while trying to cross English Channel

Oct. 27, 2020 1:19 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French officials: At least 4 migrants dead, including 2 children, as boat sinks while trying to cross English Channel.
Firefighter Raymond Vasquez battles the Silverado Fire Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Wind a risk as California fires keep tens of thousands away

Oct. 27, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews tried to beat back two out-of-control wildfires in Southern California on Tuesday that have kept tens of thousands of people out of their homes even as another round of dangerous fire weather raises the risk for flames erupting across the state. Fierce winds that drove twin fires...

Ukrainian tourist, Egyptian guide lose limbs in shark attack

Oct. 27, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said Tuesday. The attack took place Sunday when two tourists — a mother and her son —and their tour guide were...

A firefighter battles the Silverado Fire Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

AP PHOTOS: Wind-whipped wildfires clobber California again

Oct. 27, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires roared through hills in Southern California, pushed by the region's whipping Santa Ana winds that often fuel flames in October. The fires, driven by little moisture and ferocious wind, drew dangerously close to homes, forcing tens of thousands to flee and spreading smoke...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. The Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature said Thursday, July 9, 2020, it is moving the North Atlantic right whale from

Population of North Atlantic right whales dips again, to 366

Oct. 27, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The population of North Atlantic right whales, an endangered species that has been the focus of conservation efforts for decades, has dipped to less than 370, officials said. The whale numbers at only 366, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday in an estimate...

Pakistani rescue workers and police officers examine the site of a bomb explosion in an Islamic seminary, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. A powerful bomb blast ripped through the Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing some students and wounding dozens others, police and a hospital spokesman said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 8 students, wounds 136

Oct. 27, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding 136 others, police and a hospital spokesman said. The bombing happened as a prominent religious...

Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant

Oct. 27, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Baltic nation of Lithuania sent a protest note Tuesday to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to their border that is scheduled to start operating in early November. The Astravyets nuclear power plant, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Vilnius, Lithuania’s...