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Tropical Storm Odette forms off mid-Atlantic coast

Sep. 17, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Odette formed off the mid-Atlantic coast Friday and is expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada. Odette was traveling to the northeast at 15 mph (24 kph) Friday evening and was located about 225 miles (365 kph)...

Tropical Storm Odette forms off mid-Atlantic coast; storm moving northeast and expected to weaken by Saturday night.

Sep. 17, 2021 17:26 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Odette forms off mid-Atlantic coast; storm moving northeast and expected to weaken by Saturday night.

Police: Woman pulled from surf at North Carolina beach

Sep. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Police have opened an investigation after a woman was found unconscious and pulled from the surf at a North Carolina beach. Wrightsville Beach police responded to calls around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in which callers reported seeing a woman...

Judge dismisses suit over Mississippi River spillway damage

Sep. 15, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi ruled in two cases that his court didn’t have the authority to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete an environmental impact study on repeated openings of a Mississippi River flood control structure. ...

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the...

Nicholas, now a tropical depression, still douses Gulf Coast

Sep. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicholas continued weakening Tuesday night after being downgraded to a tropical depression and slowing to a crawl over southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, drenching both states with flooding rains. The downgrade...

No indictment in 1st case under NY's police chokehold ban

Sep. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A case seen as an early test of New York's law criminalizing police chokeholds has ended without an indictment. A Queens grand jury on Tuesday declined charges for David Afanador, a former New York City police officer who was seen on cellphone video last...

Operatic day at the beach evokes climate crisis

Sep. 14, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How do you turn a performance space in Brooklyn into a day at the beach? Answer: Truck in 21 tons of sand from New Jersey in 50-pound bags and dump them out onto the floor — all 840 of them. That’s how the production crew at the...

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas, bringing a threat of up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast

Sep. 14, 2021 02:05 AM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas, bringing a threat of up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast.

Nicholas strengthens to hurricane ahead of Texas landfall

Sep. 14, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nicholas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Monday as it headed toward landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast and it was expected to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National...