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High tide creeps up on Florida eclipse-watchers, floods car

Jan. 21, 2019 1:05 PM EST

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Some moongazers in Florida forgot to keep an eye on the tide as they watched Sunday night's lunar eclipse. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office told WJXT-TV that a car had to be pulled out of the Atlantic Ocean early Monday at Ponte Vedra Beach. The sheriff's office said the...

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

Jan. 19, 2019 11:13 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to a halt because the U.S. Department of Justice doesn't have enough attorneys working to handle...

The Latest: UK's May looks to rivals for Brexit's Plan B

Jan. 16, 2019 8:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has started meeting leaders of opposition parties about Brexit and called for politicians to "put self-interest aside" and find a consensus on Britain's path out of the European Union. May spoke...

Earthquake reported off coast of Maryland

Jan. 15, 2019 9:07 PM EST

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A light earthquake has been recorded off the coast of Maryland. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday evening in the Atlantic Ocean, about 136 miles (219 kilometers) southeast of Ocean City, Maryland. No tsunami warning has been issued. In a...

Russian military satellite has fiery re-entry over Atlantic

Jan. 10, 2019 5:34 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says one of its early warning satellites has been taken safely out of orbit. The military's aerospace forces said in a statement Thursday that the Kosmos 2430 satellite burned in the atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean during a pre-planned re-entry on Saturday. The...

APNewsBreak: Ocean Resort Casino changing hands

Jan. 10, 2019 3:51 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino is changing hands after just six months of operation, the latest indication that the New Jersey seaside resort may have bitten off more than it can chew when it reopened two shuttered casinos last summer. The property formerly known as Revel is...

Frenchman trying to cross Atlantic in barrel capsule

Dec. 27, 2018 4:03 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A 71-year-old Frenchman has departed on a journey across the Atlantic in a specially constructed barrel capsule, designed to use ocean currents alone to propel him across the sea. Jean-Jacques Savin set off from El Hierro in Spain's Canary Islands on Wednesday and is aiming to complete his...

The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018

Dec. 25, 2018 12:00 PM EST

Sports contributed plenty of the same old agita this year — bad bets, empty boasts, taunts, tiffs and scuffles, plus the occasional riot — but its fair share of wry smiles, too. There were courageous losers, random acts of kindness and a handful of wins handled with such grace it made you want to...

States sue Trump Administration over ocean sound blasts

Dec. 20, 2018 5:46 PM EST

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — A group of East Coast states is attempting to prevent oil and natural gas drilling off their coasts by suing to knock out the first step in the exploration process. Nine states filed a lawsuit Thursday aimed at reversing federal approval for underwater seismic testing that involves...

Kristine Tompkins celebrates new Argentina marine parks

Dec. 13, 2018 7:38 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins said Thursday that the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its U.N. recommended goal for 2020. Argentina's Congress on Wednesday approved the "Yaganes" and "Namuncura-Banco...