Latest Atlantic Ocean News

Lawyer: Trump exceeded power by reversing Obama drilling ban

Nov. 9, 2018 6:51 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump exceeded his power when he signed an executive order reversing a ban on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of underwater canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, an attorney argued in federal court on Friday. Erik Grafe, an Alaska-based...

Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis

Nov. 5, 2018 8:22 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been a battleground in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia. Chinese and Indian diplomats have been careful not to overtly take sides in the political turmoil, which has seen...

UK village resents being used in US midterm election battle

Nov. 1, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The political battle raging in the United States as the midterm election approaches has ricocheted over the Atlantic Ocean and upset residents of a small coastal village in eastern England. That's because a Republican congressional candidate in Illinois used an old photo of a rundown street...

Hurricane Oscar speeding north, brings high surf to Bermuda

Oct. 30, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Oscar is expected to produce high surf conditions along Bermuda's beaches as it moves north in the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Oscar was centered about 470 miles (755 kilometers) east southeast of Bermuda on Tuesday morning with top...

Scientists to explore new sites in Puerto Rico, USVI waters

Oct. 29, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Scientists will explore new sites in deep waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to learn more about coral and fish habitats as part of a 22-day mission led by the U.S. government. The team aboard the 224-foot (68-meter) Okeanos Explorer also will map...

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Oct. 29, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Oscar has gained a little strength, but forecasters say the storm is curving away from land over the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Monday evening about 550 miles (885 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda, with top sustained winds of about 90...

The Latest: Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

Oct. 28, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Oscar (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Oscar has become the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, but the storm is far out in the Atlantic where it poses no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Sunday afternoon about 725 miles...

Tropical Storm Oscar strengthens but still no threat to land

Oct. 28, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Oscar continues to swirl over the Atlantic Ocean, but it does not pose any threat to land. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 815 miles (1,310 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph)....

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

Oct. 27, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Oscar has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, but does not pose a threat to land. Oscar strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday over open waters. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday night that the storm was centered about 930 miles (1,495 kilometers)...

More search crews deployed to look for plane off East Coast

Oct. 27, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to search for a downed aircraft about 110 miles (177 kilometers) off the coast, east of Charleston, South Carolina. WCIV-TV reports the Coast Guard says crews searched throughout the night Friday and remained on scene Saturday. Officials say five...