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Sanders campaign adapts after Washington primary shift

Jul. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — It's a cloudy weekend morning at a farmers' market in a leafy suburb east of Seattle, and Bernie Sanders' volunteers are out in force. Along with traditional campaign materials, they have what they say might be the next best thing to the candidate himself: a life-size cardboard...

The Latest: Mississippi River won't be as high as feared

Jul. 12, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to crest about 2 feet (0.6 meters) lower in New Orleans than previously predicted — good news for those who feared the river might spill over the levees that protect the city....

The Latest: Group says 54 migrants rescued north of Libya

Jul. 4, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on migrants from Libya (all times local): 9:25 p.m. An Italian humanitarian group says its boat rescued 54 migrants north of Libya, where an airstrike on a detention center killed at least 44 migrants this week. Beppe Caccia, a coordinator for Mediterranea Saving Humans, said the...

Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for missing people

Jun. 24, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker. She climbed through muddy ravines, crossed streams and faced steep drop-offs in the thick tangle of trees and ferns...

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

Jun. 16, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (AP) — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run out of...

Official tells Florida Democrats to expect recount in 2020

Jun. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The new voter protection director for Florida Democrats told party activists on Saturday that they should assume there will be a recount during next year's presidential election. "We are going to be prepared," Brandon Peters told a packed room of Democratic activists at the...

8-year-old on unicorn-shaped float rescued at sea

Jun. 6, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A volunteer water rescue team saved an 8-year-old boy who floated away from the North Carolina coast on a raft shaped like a unicorn. News outlets report that the Ohio boy was at the beach on Oak Island on Monday when a gust of wind blew the raft nearly half a mile (0.8 kilometers)...

Syrian boy survives bombing that killed his mother, siblings

May. 30, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A 13-year-old boy emerged with a bloodied arm and swollen red eyes from under the rubble to the cries of rescue workers. He didn't yet know that his mother and two siblings were dead — killed by bombs that opposition activists said were dropped by Syrian government warplanes on a...

Defaced war veterans memorial restored for Memorial Day

May. 24, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A vandalized memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston has been restored ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. The Boston Globe reports volunteers on Friday helped clean up the swastikas and other graffiti that had been scrawled on the memorial at the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus...

Philadelphia Inquirer offers buyouts, citing revenue decline

May. 23, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The publishers of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com are offering buyouts to staff but the threat of layoffs looms if there aren't enough volunteers. Philly.com reports that Philadelphia Media Network's publisher and chief executive emailed employees Thursday. Terrance...