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Waves crash near a pier, at Gulf State Park, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Gulf Shores, Ala. Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbrt)

'Huge rainmaker': Hurricane Sally threatens historic floods

Sep. 16, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rain, pounding surf and flash floods hit parts of the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally lumbered toward land at a painfully slow pace, threatening as much as 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain and dangerous, historic flooding. The storm's...

In this photo provided by the Northern Territory Government, a humpback whale swims in the East Alligator River in the Kakadu National Park in Australia's Northern Territory, on Sept. 10, 2020. Whales have never been seen before in the East Alligator River in the Northern Territory's World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with almost zero visibility. (Northern Territory Government via AP)

Australians hope to save whale from crocodile-infested river

Sep. 14, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Marine authorities were puzzling on Monday over how to persuade at least one wayward humpback whale to leave a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia and continue an annual migration to Antarctica. There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in East...

This Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 image provided by NOAA shows the formation of Tropical Storm Sally. The storm is expected to reach hurricane strength on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 as it approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast. (NOAA via AP)

Paulette rolls toward Bermuda; Sally threatens Gulf Coast

Sep. 13, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Bermuda were urged to prepare to protect life and property ahead of Hurricane Paulette, while Tropical Storm Sally threatened to intensify into a hurricane as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast. Paulette gained hurricane status late Saturday and was expected to bring storm surge,...

This Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 image provided by NOAA shows the formation of Tropical Storm Sally. Tropical Storm Sally has formed off south Florida, becoming the earliest 18th-named tropical storm on record in a busy Atlantic hurricane season. (NOAA via AP)

New Orleans under hurricane watch from Tropical Storm Sally

Sep. 12, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally formed Saturday off south Florida amid forecasts it would grow into a hurricane capable of striking the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days with high winds and a life-threatening storm surge. The earliest 18th-named storm in an Atlantic tropical season, Sally...

Probe into waste spilled into Paris river from cement plant

Sep. 2, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities are investigating the spilling of pollutants into the Seine River from a plant run by one of the world's biggest cement makers, LafargeHolcim, officials said Wednesday. The company blamed a “malicious act” by someone who deliberately damaged a protective panel,...

A girl wades towards her flooded home the day after the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti on it's way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where forecaster fear it could become a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

'In the bullseye:' Gulf preps for Laura to slam as hurricane

Aug. 24, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Tropical Storm Marco made landfall, the Gulf Coast turned its attention Monday to Laura, another system following just behind that could grow into a supercharged Category 3 hurricane with winds topping 110 mph (177 kph) and a storm surge that could swamp entire towns. Still a tropical...

FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause

Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

Aug. 24, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (AP) — A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause “unavoidable adverse impacts,” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to the developer released Monday. The corps is giving Pebble...

Women walk in a flooded street during the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Tropical Storm Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti and is heading for a possible hit on the Louisiana coast as a hurricane, along with Tropical Storm Marco. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Marco down to tropical storm near Louisiana, Laura over Cuba

Aug. 23, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Marco became a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico for most of Sunday but weakened back to a tropical storm as it closed in on the Louisiana coast during the night, while Tropical Storm Laura killed at least 11 people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Laura began moving over...

In this photo released by Donghai Rescue Bureau via Xinhua News Agency, a rescue vessel tries to put out fire emerging from an oil tanker after it collided with a cargo ship near the Yangtze River estuary off Shanghai, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. More than a dozen sailors were missing Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 after two ships collided in the Yellow Sea east of Shanghai, Chinese authorities reported. (Donghai Rescue Bureau/Xinhua via AP)

Report: Ship crash near Shanghai leaves 14 sailors missing

Aug. 21, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Fourteen sailors were missing Friday after two ships collided in the Yellow Sea east of Shanghai, Chinese authorities reported. Three other crew members were rescued from the water after Thursday's pre-dawn collision between a vessel carrying 3,000 tons of gasoline and another loaded with...

A view of Saginaw Avenue in downtown Flint, Mich, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, which must be approved by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Whitmer: $600M Flint water deal a step toward making amends

Aug. 20, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents who were harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends for a disaster that upended life in the poor, majority-Black city, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday. State officials and lawyers for Flint...