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Borgata drops trade secrets lawsuit against Ocean Casino

May. 07, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's top casino has dropped its lawsuit against a rival it accused of poaching key executives and attempting to steal valuable trade secrets. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Borgata, said in a...

General: China's Africa outreach poses threat from Atlantic

May. 06, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S general for Africa is warning that a growing threat from China may come not just from the waters of the Pacific but from the Atlantic as well. U.S. Gen. Stephen Townsend, in an interview with The Associated Press, said Beijing is looking to...

Main stage of Chinese rocket likely to plunge to Earth soon

May. 05, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The largest section of the rocket that launched the main module of China's first permanent space station into orbit is expected to plunge back to Earth as early as Saturday at an unknown location. Usually, discarded core, or first-stage, rockets reenter...

Can pot money rebuild Atlantic City? New Jersey suggests it

May. 05, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Rebuilding the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk to enable it to survive future severe storms; improving the look of the city's main downtown business districts; helping people in underserved communities, and embracing the “blue economy” of the ocean are among...

Despite virus, Atlantic City casinos reinvesting millions

May. 03, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With COVID-19 restrictions limiting how many people can gamble inside, and revenue and profits plunging, this might not sound like the best time for Atlantic City’s casinos to be spending big on renovations. And yet they are, looking to a...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from burning fishing trawler

May. 01, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Five fishermen were rescued from their burning fishing trawler in the Atlantic Ocean 85 miles east of Cape Cod, the U.S. Coast Guard says. At about 5 p.m. Friday the Coast Guard received an emergency signal from the 100-foot trawler Nobska. ...

Spain recovers 24 bodies from migrant boat off Canaries

Apr. 29, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The bodies of 24 sub-Saharan migrants, among them two minors, who are believed to have died of thirst and hunger as they tried to cross from the west coast of Africa to the Canary Islands, were brought to land by Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service Wednesday evening. ...

Spain: 17 dead in migrant boat found drifting off Canaries

Apr. 26, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says at least 17 people are believed to have died aboard a migrant boat found adrift off the Canary Islands. A Spanish military helicopter airlifted three survivors and was bringing them to land, a spokesperson...

Danger in the depths: submarine disasters highlight risks

Apr. 23, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The disappearance of an Indonesian submarine off the resort island of Bali follows dozens of other disasters in the depths of the world’s vast seas. Military secrecy limits public access to details of accidents that show technological advances are still no match for dire...

Ghost forests are creeping along NC’s coast

Apr. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

EAST LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Dead. Pale. Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America’s East Coast that are being swallowed by swarms of salty ocean water. Scientists call them “ghost forests”...