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Breweries teaming up for Alabama environmental group

Aug. 24, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Some south Alabama breweries are working on a new beer to benefit a nonprofit environmental group that works to protect the state's coast. Six breweries in Mobile and Baldwin County are teaming up to produce an ale called "Friends in Low Places IPA" as a fundraiser for the Alabama...

Tropical storm traps 18 in Taiwan before heading to China

Aug. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A landslide triggered by a tropical storm stranded 18 people in Taiwan on Saturday as the storm headed for China's southeastern coast. Tropical Storm Bailu brought heavy rain and winds up to 118 kilometers (73 miles) per hour as it crossed the southern half of Taiwan. Fourteen...

Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 years later

Aug. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricanes Camille and Katrina were as different as night and day, yet those who lived through both storms say the two were similar in many ways. Saturday, Aug. 17 (was) the 50th anniversary of Camille and Aug. 29 will be 14 years since Katrina. "Camille was a Sunday Storm," said...

Tropical Storm Ivo weakening over cooler waters off Mexico

Aug. 24, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo is losing strength off Mexico's Pacific coast as its moves northwestward over cooler waters and is expected to weaken into a remnant low weather system by Sunday night. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ivo is remaining well off land and is not forecast to pose...

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

Aug. 23, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood tourist hot spots and the beach this month had measles and may have exposed others, public health agencies announced Friday. The girl arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Aug. 11 and went to the...

The Latest: New Zealander with measles visited Disneyland

Aug. 23, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a New Zealand girl who may have exposed Southern Californians to measles (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Health authorities say a New Zealand girl who visited Southern California tourist hotspots including Disneyland, Hollywood and the beach had measles and may have...

Tropical Storm Ivo forecast to weaken in Pacific off Mexico

Aug. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo should weaken gradually in the next couple of days as it moves over the Pacific Ocean parallel to Mexico's western coast without posing a direct threat to land, forecasters said Friday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ivo was expected to become a tropical...

No. 8 Florida, Miami embrace spotlight as they start season

Aug. 23, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ½ hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and storied rivalry. The eighth-ranked Gators and the rebuilding Hurricanes will usher in the 2019 season inside a packed stadium in Orlando, surrounded by...

Some call for expanded lifeguarding on Duluth's beaches

Aug. 23, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The ever-present danger of rip currents in Lake Superior has some people in Duluth calling for more to be done to improve public safety. Retired police officer Dennis Hoelscher tells Minnesota Public Radio News that lifeguard services need to be improved. Lifeguards don't work on "red...

Park Service reopens Indiana beaches after cyanide spill

Aug. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — The National Park Service has reopened beaches in northwestern Indiana, more than a week after a spill of cyanide and ammonia from a steel factory along Lake Michigan. The agency says three consecutive days of tests have been positive, including two days with no detection of cyanide....