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Florida St. moves to top of ACC after stopping Miami's rally

Jan. 22, 2022 16:54 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla (AP) — Caleb Mills scored 16 points, Anthony Polite scored 15 and Florida State withstood a furious second-half Miami rally to beat the Hurricanes 61-60 on Saturday and take control atop the Atlantic Coast Conference. Miami's Isaiah Wong missed a contested...

Review: decision to defend fire station nearly cost lives

Jan. 22, 2022 14:36 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A firefighting crew's decision to stay and defend its beloved station on California's central coast nearly cost the lives of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames, according to a report released Friday by an organization that promotes firefighter safety. ...

2 Canadians killed, 1 wounded in Mexico resort shooting

Jan. 21, 2022 21:10 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two Canadians were killed Friday and one more wounded in a shooting at a hotel along Mexico's Caribbean coast, state authorities said. Quintana Roo state security chief Lucio Hernández said via Twitter that authorities were searching for a Hotel Xcaret guest in...

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

Jan. 21, 2022 15:31 PM EST

POIPU, Hawaii (AP) — A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii. First responders removed about 2,000 feet (600 meters) of heavy-gauge line from the animal over the weekend when it was off the island of Kauai, The...

Peru: 21 beaches polluted by spill linked to Tonga eruption

Jan. 20, 2022 20:28 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru declared an environmental emergency on Thursday after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery run by Spain-based Repsol, following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga. ...

Judge: Georgia county can move ahead on land for spaceport

Jan. 20, 2022 16:07 PM EST

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to stop a county from buying land for a planned spaceport near the Georgia coast, dealing the latest blow to opponents of the project. In an order Thursday, Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett denied the request from opponents to...

Text of Democratic response to SC State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 20:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Spencer Wetmore's Democratic response to Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Good evening! My name is Spencer Wetmore. I’m a freshman member of the South Carolina House of...

Corps: $2.6B in Louisiana infrastructure, disaster money

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood...

Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast

Jan. 19, 2022 19:22 PM EST

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and seems untouched by climate change or human activities. Laetitia Hédouin said she...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...