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Tropical Storm Ivo peaks and not likely to become hurricane

Aug. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo continues to move northwestward off Mexico's western coast, though it appears to have peaked in power and is no longer forecast to grow into a hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center initially had expected Ivo to reach hurricane strength by Friday, but it said...

California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years

Aug. 22, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish "feels good every time," but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a commercial...

TS Ivo grows in Pacific off Mexico; Chantal ebbs in Atlantic

Aug. 22, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo gained strength off the southwestern coast of Mexico on Thursday but wasn't expected to threaten land, while the once-Tropical Storm Chantal meandered in the Atlantic as a tropical depression far from North America. The U.S. National Hurricane Center had said Ivo was...

Tropical storm forms off Mexico, 2nd fades in NAtlantic

Aug. 21, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo formed Wednesday off the southwestern coast of Mexico but was not forecast to pose a threat of landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ivo was expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Friday but remain well clear of the coast. The storm had maximum...

What makes Greenland so appealing that Trump would want it?

Aug. 21, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after his offer to buy Greenland was rejected has thrust this ice-covered semi-autonomous Danish territory into the spotlight . Here's a look at what makes it special. WHERE IS GREENLAND? The world's largest island sits between the...

Florida slingshot ride snaps moments before launch

Aug. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two riders at a Florida amusement park received a scare when a cable on a slingshot-style ride snapped just before it started. News outlets report the two men at the Cobra Adventure Park in Panama City Beach were strapped into the Vertical Accelerator ride when the cable...

Delaware official defends lifeguards' handling of sick shark

Aug. 21, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Lifeguards at a Delaware beach drew criticism for placing a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) dying shark into a trash can, but a beach official says guards acted in the interest of public safety. The Delaware News Journal reports an unresponsive shark that washed up on Rehoboth...

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in Hawaii bay

Aug. 20, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The woman, 27, was reported to be in "good health" and was expected to be released after a shark bit her while she was swimming Kealakekua (kay-ah-lah-kay-koo-ah) Bay on...

Florida man opens front door; kinkajou runs in, bites him

Aug. 19, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a small rainforest raccoon-like creature ran into a Florida apartment and bit a man after he opened the front door to head to work. The WPEC-TV reports the kinkajou bit his foot and scratched his leg but didn't seriously injure him. A woman who witnessed the...

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

Aug. 18, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did...