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Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

Nov. 16, 2018 3:03 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. Cyclone Gaja blew ashore in Tamil Nadu state with heavy rains and winds of 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour, said Narendra Kumar, a...

Study finds healthy group of polar bears in sea near Alaska

Nov. 15, 2018 8:44 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and federal...

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise

Nov. 14, 2018 6:54 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy. The plan, part of a $10.6 billion Coast Guard budget...

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

Nov. 13, 2018 10:15 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area. But in a sign of significant progress against the blaze, more neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled last week. A massive plume rose suddenly at midmorning in the...

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Nov. 11, 2018 2:44 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline. The scientists...

Man's harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

Nov. 9, 2018 4:51 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of...

Kim's wooing of investors and slow-walk on nukes bares rift

Nov. 8, 2018 8:46 PM EST

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea (AP) — The two-lane highway south from North Korea's Mount Kumgang into and across the Demilitarized Zone is lined by tall green fences and street lamps that are only turned on for special occasions. Children play on a parallel stretch of railroad that hasn't been in regular use...

GOP's DeSantis defeats Gillum in Florida governor's race

Nov. 7, 2018 9:48 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was elected Florida governor Tuesday, riding the support of President Donald Trump to narrow victory in the battleground state. DeSantis, 40, was considered an underdog before Trump tweeted his support for DeSantis in December, a month...

Surfer fends off shark that bit his leg at Australian beach

Nov. 7, 2018 9:45 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A man has used his surfboard to fend off a shark that bit him on his calf off an Australian beach two days after a fatal attack on the Great Barrier Reef. The 43-year-old surfer was bitten Wednesday morning at Shelly Beach off Ballina in New South Wales state. Ballina Shire Mayor David Wright...

The Latest: Probe into claims US ship delayed migrant rescue

Nov. 6, 2018 11:35 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Sicily prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations a U.S. warship, the USNS Trenton, delayed rescuing migrants from a sinking dinghy from which some 76 people drowned in June. The June 12 rescue off...