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A barge runs aground along downtown Pensacola, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, as Hurricane Sally moves inland. Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. (Tony Giberson//Pensacola News Journal via AP)

The Latest: Sally weakens to depression; still dumping rain

Sep. 16, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: MIAMI — Sally has weakened to a depression but is still dumping torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western Georgia. The National Hurricane Center said winds of the once-powerful hurricane have decreased to about 35 mph, with some higher gusts....

Cambodia, China, challenge US over sanctions on Chinese firm

Sep. 16, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China on Wednesday rejected U.S. allegations that a Chinese state-owned company was guilty of human rights abuses and corruption in its acquisition of land in Cambodia. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced Tuesday that it...

A grave digger walks in the COVID-19 section of the cemetery of San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico states run out of death certificates

Sep. 4, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — The coronavirus pandemic has hit Mexico so hard that the governments of several states ran out of death certificates. Officials said Friday the federal forms started running out about 15 to 20 days ago in at least three states — Baja California, the State of Mexico and Mexico City. ...

Myrtle Beach renews mask order as virus cases trend downward

Sep. 4, 2020 6:33 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina beach town has renewed its mask mandate as coronavirus cases trend downward following a spike linked to the popular tourist destination this summer. Myrtle Beach on Thursday extended through Sept. 30 the July executive order mandating face coverings to be worn in...

This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Storm Nana approaching Belize, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. The storm is expected to strengthen throughout the day and make landfall in Belize as a hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday. (NOAA via AP)

Nana strengthens into hurricane as it barrels toward Belize

Sep. 2, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP) — Hurricane Nana barreled westward Wednesday just off the coast of Honduras on a collision course with the Central American nation of Belize, where thousands of people were stocking up on food, water and construction materials. Long lines stretched through supermarkets and...

In this photo provided by Northern Territory Dept. of Tourism, Sport and Culture, a 350-kilogram (770-pound) male crocodile is tied to the back of a trailer in Katherine, Australia on Aug. 28, 2020. Wildlife rangers trapped the 4.4-meter (14.5-foot) saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia's Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Northern Territory Dept. of Tourism, Sport and Culture via AP)

770-pound crocodile caught at Outback tourist destination

Aug. 31, 2020 5:26 AM EDT

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Wildlife rangers have trapped a 4.4-meter (14.5-foot) saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia’s Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said Monday. The 350-kilogram (770-pound) male was caught in the Flora River at a...

The 'Hanging Lake miracle': Fire spares popular destination

Aug. 29, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It was an anxious moment on the afternoon of Aug. 14 when the Grizzly Creek Fire operations flight passed over Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon. White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams and Marcia Gilles, deputy district ranger for the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger...

Former Hawaii plantation towns struggling without tourism

Aug. 24, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's communities that survived the demise of plantations by transforming into tourist destinations are struggling as the coronavirus pandemic keeps away visitors. The newly formed Paia Community Association estimates 40% of the Maui town’s 71 shops and restaurants are...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus pray while maintaining social distancing during a service at the Chogyesa temple in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: As virus spikes, S. Korea tightens restrictions

Aug. 23, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases as officials tighten social distancing restrictions nationwide to combat what they describe as the biggest crisis since the emergence of COVID-19. The 266 cases reported by the Korea Centers for...

Ballmer Group gifts $3 million to Motown Museum expansion

Aug. 22, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Motown Museum’s expansion effort has gotten a $3 million boost from the philanthropic Ballmer Group. The Ballmer Group's gift means the Detroit museum has now raised about $25 million of the $50 million it needs for the project that will expand the venue into a 50,000-square-foot...