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Attackers raid family party, kill 13 in Mexico

Apr. 20, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in eastern Mexico say gunmen broke into a family party and opened fire, killing 13 people and wounding at least four others. The Veracruz state Public Security Department says seven men, five women and a child were killed in the Friday night attack at an events hall in the oil...

Coast Guard suspends search for boater in Gulf of Mexico

Apr. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is suspending the search for a boater who was reported overdue during a trip from Cozumel, Mexico, to Tampa. The agency said in a news release that the wife of 74-year-old Grant Neie contacted officials on Sunday when he did not return as planned. He was in a...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Gulf of Mexico

Apr. 15, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a boater reported missing by his wife. The agency said in a news release that 71-year-old Grant Neie was reported overdue Sunday while on a trip from Cozumel, Mexico, to Tampa, in a 38-foot (11-meter) sailboat. Officials say Neie is in a white twinhull...

Coast Guard: 23 adrift for days rescued in Gulf of Mexico

Apr. 14, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it worked with a cruise ship to rescue 23 people adrift for days in the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard news statement issued Sunday saying 22 Cubans started traveling on a wooden boat from Cuba to Mexico before losing power and drifting three days. A...

NOAA: Bryde's whales in Gulf of Mexico are endangered

Apr. 12, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal scientists say a tiny group of Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico is endangered, facing threats including oil and gas exploration and development. "They're the only year-round baleen whales that make their home in Gulf of Mexico, and (they) have a unique and very important role...

Chevron vaults into new league on $33B Anadarko acquisition

Apr. 12, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

Chevron is buying Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion, energizing its oil and gas drilling capabilities in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico while vaulting itself into a new league. The combined company will remain far behind Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. in market capitalization, but Chevron will jump...

Company's lawsuit for money in oil leak response dismissed

Apr. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the government filed by a New Orleans-based company that has failed to end the longest running oil spill in U.S. history. Taylor Energy Co. filed the suit in 2016 seeking to recover $432 million remaining in a trust established to pay for...

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen from raft after boat sinks

Apr. 8, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from a life raft after their fishing boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard statement says mayday calls were sent by an unknown source early Monday morning. Two cruise ships also reported hearing mayday calls and the Norwegian Pearl...

New England seeing a huge spike in beached sea turtles

Mar. 28, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — At a sea turtle hospital housed at an old New England shipyard, a biologist leans over a table and uses a needle to draw blood from a sick loggerhead before tagging its flailing flipper. These were the first tentative steps toward a return to the ocean for this juvenile nicknamed Honey...

Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill

Mar. 22, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. The Texas attorney general also filed a lawsuit against Intercontinental...