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Typhoon leaves 28 dead in China, 20 still missing

Aug. 11, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A powerful typhoon left at least 28 people dead in southeastern China, including more than 20 who perished after a landslide backed up a river that then inundated homes, state media reported Sunday. Another 20 people remained unaccounted for in Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua News...

Enbridge says gap opens beneath Great Lakes oil pipeline

Aug. 7, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Erosion has created a gap beneath an oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes channel that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, oil transport company Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday. The Canadian company said the opening between the pipe and the bottom of...

Things to know about last week's California cliff collapse

Aug. 5, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Three family members enjoying a day at a San Diego area beach were killed Friday when a huge slab of the cliff above them plunged onto the sand. The collapse has raised questions about the stability of bluffs along California's 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) coast. Here are things to...

Amid crisis, Haiti fights to save oil used in fine perfumes

Jun. 28, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — High up in the hills of rural Haiti, where some women sit topless on porches and bleating goats break the silence, a group of men gather roots to produce an essential oil used in fine perfumes ranging from Chanel to Guerlain. Then they load heavy bales of the beige, stringy roots...