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Man shot to death on beach at Mexico's Acapulco resort

Nov. 29, 2021 23:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said gunmen pulled up in a boat and shot a man to death on a popular beach in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. Police in the southern state of Guerrero said the shooting attack occurred Monday at the Majahua beach in Puerto...

California to reopen fishing after offshore oil spill

Nov. 29, 2021 22:01 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California will reopen fishing along a stretch of southern coastline after barring the activity for weeks following an offshore oil spill, it was announced Monday. The state's Department of Fish and Wildlife said a ban on the taking of...

Lockdown-free Florida top vacation spot for holidays

Nov. 29, 2021 14:40 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH (AP) — Cooped-up tourists eager for a taste of Florida's sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and warmer climates are visiting the Sunshine State in droves, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months. Miami is one of the top search destinations on travel...

Oh! Christmas tree? Cardboard display is the talk of a town

Nov. 29, 2021 12:48 PM EST

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore. It also has been called ridiculous, ugly and hideous, something akin to a pile of...

Bins let New Orleans oyster lovers give shells for reefs

Nov. 28, 2021 15:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group that makes oyster reefs from shells collected at New Orleans area restaurants now has a new partner so anyone can contribute. “After enjoying oysters at home with family and friends, you can help protect our coast" by...

2021 S.C. sea turtle nest count will exceed 2020 total

Nov. 28, 2021 12:15 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — More loggerhead turtle nests were counted on South Carolina beaches this year than in 2020, according to state Department of Natural Resources data. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports officials counted more than 5,600 sea turtle nests...

No. 13 Iowa State women bury Penn State with 18 3-pointers

Nov. 27, 2021 21:50 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Aubrey Joens scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, older sister Ashley Joens had 13 points and No. 13 Iowa State made 18 3-pointers in a 93-59 rout of Penn State on Saturday at the Gulf Coast Showcase. For Aubrey Joens, it was a career night. She tied...

Miami decks Duke, 47-10, to continue late-season surge

Nov. 27, 2021 17:13 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Miami’s turnaround reached all the way to the end of November. Tyler Van Dyke threw for three touchdowns and 381 yards and the Hurricanes wrapped up the regular season by winning for the fifth time in their last six games, beating Duke 47-10 on...

10 Maine communities working together to prevent flooding

Nov. 27, 2021 10:21 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ten Maine coastal communities on Casco Bay are banding together in hopes of being able to help prevent future flooding. Over the next two years, the Casco Bay communities will invest a half million dollars on projects that could include restoring...

Great Lakes' warming has wintertime domino effect

Nov. 27, 2021 08:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Winter is just around the corner, but experts say the Great Lakes haven't gotten the message. After summer and fall evenings that failed to cool sufficiently, surface temperatures in the massive bodies of water are trending above average, the Chicago...