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New Tropical Storm Bonnie heads for hit on Central America

Jul. 01, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie formed over the Caribbean on Friday as it headed for a quick march across Central America and potential development into a hurricane after reemerging in the Pacific. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that Bonnie was on a track for the...

Caribbean storm likely to gain force, hit Central America

Jun. 30, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A storm that has hurled rain on the southern Caribbean and the northern shoulder of South America was expected to hit Central America as a tropical storm over the weekend and eventually develop into a hurricane over the Pacific, forecasters said Thursday. ...

Plane crashes into Quinnipiac River; 2 people, dog rescued

Jun. 30, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two people and a dog were helped to shore by bystanders after their small single-engine plane landed in the Quinnipiac River late Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The couple was flying to New Bedford, Massachusetts, when the plane's engine began to...

Crewless robotic Mayflower ship reaches Plymouth Rock

Jun. 30, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A crewless robotic boat retracing the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has landed near Plymouth Rock. The sleek Mayflower Autonomous Ship met with an escort boat as it approached the Massachusetts shoreline Thursday, more than 400 years after its namesake's...

Researchers caution beachgoers ahead of white shark season

Jun. 29, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Great white shark researchers on Cape Cod are reminding visitors that warmer weather signals not just the start of the busy tourist season, but also the arrival of the region’s famous predators. July tends to be when great whites appear in earnest as the cape’s...

California land taken from Black couple returned to heirs

Jun. 28, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to return ownership of prime California beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land in the 1920s. The board voted 5-0 on a...

AP PHOTOS: In Kenya, nearly a decade of mangrove restoration

Jun. 28, 2022 02:24 AM EDT

The village of Gazi Bay on Kenya's coast, just 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of bustling Mombasa and tucked away from the country's well-trodden tourism circuit, has gained traction in recent years as a model for restoring and tending carbon-sucking mangrove trees that now crowd its bright green...

DNR: Florida man dies trying to save teen in Lake Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Lifeguards recovered the body of a Florida man Monday after he tried to save the life of a teenager, Indiana conservation officers said. Thomas Kenning, 38, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was at Porter Beach when he saw a female in distress in Lake Michigan,...

Wind farm, environmentalists agree on ways to protect whales

Jun. 27, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The developers of an offshore wind farm and three environmental organizations announced Monday that they have reached an agreement to further protect rare North Atlantic right whales during construction and operation of the energy-generating project. The agreement...

From under to on the rocks: Invasive crabs become whiskey

Jun. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Care for a hint of crab in your whiskey? A New Hampshire distillery has come up with its newest concoction called “Crab Trapper" — whiskey flavored with invasive green crabs. Tamworth Distilling, a maker of craft spirits, is not afraid of...