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Thunberg, Cameroon peace activist receive children’s award

Nov. 20, 2019 2:13 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Greta Thunberg, a young activist who has gone from staging school strikes to scolding world leaders about their climate change inaction, was awarded the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize on Wednesday, along with Cameroon peace campaigner Divina Maloum....

Turtle returned to ocean after recovering from spear attack

Nov. 1, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A federally protected green sea turtle was released in the Florida Keys after recovering from a spear shot into its neck. The 150-pound (68-kilogram) female, dubbed "Splinter," returned to the Atlantic Ocean on Friday at Higgs Beach in Key West. The turtle was rescued off Key Largo...

Subtropical Storm Rebekah losing steam in the Atlantic

Oct. 31, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Subtropical Storm Rebekah is expected to soon weaken into a post-tropical cyclone it spins far out over the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday evening were 45 mph (75 kph). Rebekah is centered about 405 miles (652 kilometers)...

The Latest: 12 migrants found alive in Belgian truck

Oct. 30, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Belgian police say they have discovered 12 migrants — 11 Syrians and one Sudanese — hiding among fruit and vegetables in a refrigerated truck. Police spokeswoman Sarah Frederickx said Wednesday the 12 men were...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

Tropical Storm Melissa dissipating, no longer a threat

Oct. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Melissa is no longer a tropical storm, and poses no threat to land. The post-tropical cyclone is weakening as it moves deeper into the Atlantic Ocean, and the dangerous swells it caused are gradually subsiding. Forecasters said that as of midday on...

Tropical Storm Melissa moving into open Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 13, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa is moving away from the U.S. East Coast into the open Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane center in Miami says Melissa was still causing dangerous swells along much of the coast Sunday. The storm was about 360 miles (580 kilometers) south-southeast of Halifax, nova...

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off northeast; will weaken

Oct. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A late-season tropical storm has formed off the coast of Massachusetts but is expected to weaken as it moves away from the U.S. The Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Melissa poses minor to moderate coastal flooding at high tide along some portions of the Mid-Atlantic and...

London weather welcomes Buccaneers on arrival in England

Oct. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After an overnight flight across the Atlantic Ocean and a few hours of rest, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quickly got their welcome-to-London moment. When they took the field for practice at the Blackheath rugby football club Friday afternoon, they dealt with typical English weather rather than...