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New Zealand river's personhood status offers hope to Māori

Aug. 15, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — The Whanganui River is surging into the ocean, fattened from days of winter rain and yellowed from the earth and clay that has collapsed into its sides. Logs and debris hurtle past as dusk looms. Sixty-one-year-old Tahi Nepia is calmly paddling his...

DNR: Girl, 11, dies after struck by boat in southern MI lake

Jul. 28, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl died after she fell off of an inflatable banana boat and was struck by the motorized vessel towing it, authorities said Thursday. After three children fell from the banana boat, the motorboat circled back to pick them up and struck the...

Whale whomping: Jumping humpback lands on boat; no one hurt

Jul. 25, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Boaters and whale watchers off Massachusetts got a surprise over the weekend when a humpback whale breached and landed on the bow of a 19-foot vessel. The boat operator reported no injuries and no damage that affected the seaworthiness of the vessel,...

AP PHOTOS: Extremely low levels at Lake Mead amid drought

Jul. 11, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — An abandoned old power boat juts upright from the cracked mud like a giant tombstone. Its epitaph might read: Here lay the waters of Lake Mead. The largest U.S. reservoir has shrunken to a record low amid a punishing drought and the demands of 40 million...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jul. 11, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. July 10, 2022. Editorial: Our state history is a cautionary tale in selective facts When it comes to storytelling, perspective is everything. When it comes to state history, for too long many Michigan schoolchildren were told...

Rapids and renewal: Great Falls hope kayaking brings success

Jul. 09, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, S.C. (AP) — More than 115 years have passed since two dams were built on the Catawba River in the sleepy town of Great Falls to power three textile mills. The mills in this Chester County town closed decades ago. Residents still live in the mill...

Remote access Canadian border program set to resume

Jul. 08, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A program that allows people to cross into remote areas of Canada without reporting to border officials is expected to resume in the coming days. The Canada Border Services Agency told Minnesota Public Radio News that it has notified stakeholders that the...

Kayakers spot body on shoreline of Saint Jones River

Jul. 04, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a group of kayakers found a body on the shoreline of the Saint Jones River. The New Journal reports that Dover police said the kayakers spotted the body on Saturday and called to report it. Police responded to the area...

Algae warning issued for California's San Luis Reservoir

Jul. 01, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities issued a danger advisory for San Luis Reservoir in Merced County on Friday due to the toxin levels of blue-green algae in the water. The Department of Water Resources said people should avoid contact with the water and avoid eating...

Coast Guard: Overdue sailors are safe, on course to Virginia

Jun. 24, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Two people reported overdue after deciding to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged sailboat instead of continuing their trip to Portugal’s Azores are safely headed home, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday. Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos...