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Death penalty sought for man accused of killing prostitutes

Nov. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty against a man who they say preyed on prostitutes, causing panic in the Daytona Beach area over a series of killings more than a dozen years ago. Prosecutors charged Robert Hayes, 37, with three counts...

Ohio will create, use wetlands to combat Lake Erie's algae

Nov. 21, 2019 4:06 PM EST

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will begin work in the coming months on creating and restoring wetlands as part of its new strategy to deal with the toxic algae blooms that have plagued Lake Erie for years, state leaders said Thursday. Three of the sites are along the lake's shoreline near Toledo and the others...

Hawaii residents raise concerns about Marine Corps barrier

Nov. 21, 2019 10:37 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps plan to install a steel barrier to protect part of a Honolulu training facility from beach erosion has raised concerns among neighbors and advocates. Residents near Ewa Beach are seeking further study of the environmental impact of a proposed 1,500-foot (457-meter)...

Air of criticism surrounds proposed offshore wind farm

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 AM EST

FENWICK ISLAND, Del. (AP) — A proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of Delaware has received a wave of criticism from residents who live around Fenwick Island State Park. News outlets report hundreds of people attended a meeting about the proposal Tuesday in Dagsboro. The Department of Natural...

Investigators question NC governor’s pipeline fund actions

Nov. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday. The...

Louisiana editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 3:21 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Nov. 18 The Advocate on the gubernatorial campaign race: Politics is often a pageant of vanity, perhaps especially so in Louisiana, where campaigning has a long tradition of colorful theater. But in the wake of Saturday’s (Nov. 16) election, in which...

New marine life forming in beach pools near Kilauea volcano

Nov. 19, 2019 10:16 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — New marine life has formed in pools at a black sand beach created by the Kilauea volcano eruption, according to researchers in Hawaii. Hawaiian red shrimp are beginning to thrive at the site of a former boat ramp on Hawaii Island’s Pohoiki shoreline, Hawaii Public Radio reported...

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from rising and...

Ocearch's 11 Canadian great white sharks headed south

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ocearch's latest expedition, to the rocky coast of Nova Scotia, a summer hangout for great white sharks, could hardly have gone better: The crew caught, studied and tagged 11 white sharks, making it by far their most successful trip in the Northwest Atlantic. Most of those sharks...

Telescope protest inspires more Native Hawaiian activism

Nov. 16, 2019 1:15 PM EST

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Flapping Hawaiian flags adorn a large canopy on the easement of a highway that winds along Oahu’s famed North Shore. Under the tent, protesters come and go. Some of them keep guard overnight, and some stop by to wave at cars honking in support or to drop off supplies in a...