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Federal lawyers: Gulf oil leak spills much more than thought

Sep. 17, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

Federal government lawyers say a 14-year-old leak is releasing much more oil each day into the Gulf of Mexico than officials previously claimed, and it may be getting worse. A Friday court filing in a case involving Taylor Energy Co. says 10,000 to 30,000 gallons (37,000 to 113,000 liters) daily is leaking from...

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

Sep. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. ___ 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...

17 tons of dead fish cleared from beaches due to red tide

Sep. 10, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One Florida county has dumped more than 17 tons (15,420 kilograms) of dead fish collected since red tide algae crept up from South Florida into Tampa Bay. Fish are dying off at such a rate that officials are seeking more commercial vessels to sift dead sea life from the Gulf of...

Blamed in baby's death, weakening Gordon spreads rain inland

Sep. 5, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Blamed for the death of a Florida baby and intense wind and rain that pummeled parts of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, Tropical Depression Gordon weakened Wednesday but still spread bands of heavy rains across a swath of the South as it swirled over central Mississippi. It...

The Latest: Weakening Gordon still dumping lots of rain

Sep. 5, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Gordon (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Tropical Depression Gordon is piling up huge rainfall totals in parts of the South, including more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) in the Florida Panhandle. The Southeast Regional Climate Center reports that about...

Tropical-force winds, rain from Gordon slam into Gulf Coast

Sep. 4, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Tropical-force winds from fast-moving Gordon smashed into the coastline of Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle on Tuesday evening, the frontal edge of a system just offshore that forecasters warned could become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall. Tropical Storm Gordon...

The Latest: Tropical-force winds from Gordon slam Gulf Coast

Sep. 4, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Gordon (all times local): 7 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says Gordon has begun hurling tropical storm-force winds onshore along the Alabama and western Florida Panhandle coastline. The Miami-based forecasting center said the core of Tropical Storm...

Markets Right Now: Tech and health care stocks slip

Sep. 4, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. U.S. stocks are closing lower as technology and health care companies take losses. Facebook lost 2.6 percent Tuesday and drugmaker Amgen lost 1.8 percent. JD.com fell 6 percent after the CEO of the Chinese...

Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane warning to Gulf Coast

Sep. 3, 2018 11:11 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at 17 mph...

The Latest: Louisiana governor declares state of emergency

Sep. 3, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Tropical Storm Gordon on Monday (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast. Edwards announced at a news conference Monday evening that 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to...