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And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. Starting Tuesday, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is posting the highs and lows online , along with wind speed and atmospheric pressure from the InSight lander. On...

Former UN leader tours climate adaptation projects in Miami

Feb. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's impressed with Miami's efforts to cope with rising sea levels— and he wishes President Donald Trump were paying attention, too. Ban visited Miami on Tuesday with the Global Commission on Adaptation, which encourages the development of...

Coal dust turns white snow black in Siberian town

Feb. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian coal mining town has gotten a blanket of black snow, a regular occurrence in the region known for high industrial pollution levels. The snow in the town of Prokopyevsk, darkened by coal dust, was featured in Sunday's Russian state TV report. Black snow also has been seen in the...

Hiker who got stuck in quicksand at Utah park rescued

Feb. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Authorities have rescued a hiker who got stranded in a creek during winter weather at Zion National Park in Utah after his leg got stuck in quicksand. Zion National Park says the 34-year-old man from Arizona and his companion were unable to free him after his leg got buried...

Greece: 4 bodies recovered from car swept into river

Feb. 18, 2019 8:53 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say rescue crews have recovered the bodies of four people who were swept away in their car by a swollen river on the southern island of Crete, following heavy rainfall in the region. The fire department said rescue crews located the car in the Geropotamos river on...

24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

Feb. 17, 2019 8:34 AM EST

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground. Henrietta Rushwaya, leader of the country's small-scale miners' association, said Sunday that 23 of the bodies have been identified since...

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role

Feb. 16, 2019 7:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county's beaches, South Carolina's top tourist destination. Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their...

Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Feb. 16, 2019 11:29 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first break came with the massive blizzard that wreaked havoc on the East Coast, essentially locking television viewers in their homes. The Daytona 500, meanwhile, was to be broadcast live in its entirety for the first time, reaching markets that knew little, if anything,...

Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several routes to...

The Latest: Flood warning for California river cancelled

Feb. 15, 2019 10:05 PM EST

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7 p.m. Authorities have cancelled a flood warning for a Northern California community where a river fed by a fierce storm rose above flood stage. The National Weather Service issued the warning for an area near Guerneville...