Latest Global positioning systems News

Climate reshapes life for tenacious gannets on Quebec isle

Nov. 13, 2022 14:13 PM EST

PERCE, Quebec (AP) — On Quebec’s Bonaventure Island, the ghosts of human habitation from years past and the birds that breed there now in extraordinary numbers tell the same story: of lives lived hard in a place of fairy-tale beauty. You see this from the tender ages on the...

Teen who killed rapist may face prison after leaving shelter

Nov. 07, 2022 16:13 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old sex trafficking victim who killed her rapist could be sent to prison after she walked away from an Iowa women’s shelter where she was serving probation following her conviction for manslaughter. An arrest warrant was issued for Pieper Lewis,...

Alaska-Australia flight could place bird in record books

Oct. 28, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A young bar-tailed godwit appears to have set a non-stop distance record for migratory birds by flying at least 13,560 kilometers (8,435 miles) from Alaska to the Australian state of Tasmania, a bird expert said Friday. The bird was tagged as a hatchling...

Public urged to avoid mountain lion detected in Springfield

Oct. 27, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is urging the public to avoid contact with a mountain lion that's been detected in the state capital using technology that tracked the rare animal to Springfield's west side. The DNR said the big cat, which was...

Europe's energy crisis raises firewood prices, theft fears

Oct. 27, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Tudor Popescu swings his ax down on a log, then feeds the split wood into a stove that heats his home in the capital of Moldova. As the nights turn chilly, the stack of firewood has been growing higher around him — his provisions for the coming winter. In...

Louisiana artist preserves gators through ‘fish rubbing’ art

Sep. 18, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The destination was marked only by a pin on her GPS map, a pin that landed her on a levee in the middle of nowhere. Leslie Charleville glanced behind her, where a bayou flowed to who-knows-where. In front of her were the murky waters of a Louisiana swamp...

Man tracks stolen car with GPS, shoots alleged thief

Sep. 17, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man tracked down his stolen car using GPS and then shot the suspected thief after the man pointed a gun at him. The vehicle was stolen in Tacoma and the owner was able to track it to Federal Way, KOMO-TV reported Saturday. The...

Fat Leonard's escape as stunning as his Navy bribery case

Sep. 07, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three weeks before he faced sentencing, the Malaysian defense contractor at the center of one of the biggest bribery investigations in U.S. military history made an escape as stunning and brazen as the case itself: U-Haul trucks were seen at his home in a tony San Diego...

Police: 'Fat Leonard' escapes house arrest in San Diego

Sep. 05, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military contractor who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal and was under house arrest in San Diego is now on the run after cutting off his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet over the weekend, federal authorities said. ...