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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses while speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Pompeo hits the road as impeachment trial gets underway

Jan. 16, 2020 2:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Europe and then Latin America this weekend, leaving Washington ahead of the Senate trial for President Donald Trump on impeachment charges, the State Department said Thursday. Pompeo will leave on Saturday to attend an international conference...

President Donald Trump speaks to the media about the situation at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, from his Mar-a-Lago property, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

From resort amid palm trees, Trump settled on Iran strike

Jan. 4, 2020 8:17 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At the midway point of his annual Christmas vacation, President Donald Trump huddled at his Florida club with his top national security advisers. Days earlier, a rocket attack by an Iranian-funded group struck a U.S.-Iraqi base, killing an American contractor and wounding...

REMOVES REFERENCE TO MOVING THE BUOY ON MONDAY - Beachgoers inspect a navigational marker that washed up on the beach last week in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2019. A Coast Guard spokesman said the marker originated in South Carolina. The marker seems to have been on a journey for about two years.  (Casmira Harrison/The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP)

Correction: Big Buoy story

Jan. 2, 2020 6:42 PM EST

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a story December 30, 2019, about a buoy washing ashore in Florida, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the buoy was floating in the Atlantic Ocean for two years. The buoy was freed from its South Carolina anchors in 2017 and was placed back off the coast of South...

REMOVES REFERENCE TO MOVING THE BUOY ON MONDAY - Beachgoers inspect a navigational marker that washed up on the beach last week in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2019. A Coast Guard spokesman said the marker originated in South Carolina. The marker seems to have been on a journey for about two years.  (Casmira Harrison/The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP)

Bye-bye buoy: Large beacon removed from Florida beach

Jan. 2, 2020 6:10 PM EST

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A large red navigation buoy that escaped from the Atlantic Ocean for the second time was removed Thursday from a Florida beach where it had become something of a tourist attraction. Crews with a flatbed truck removed the nearly 7-ton (6.35-metric-ton) buoy from New Smyrna...

Swimmers jump in the Atlantic Ocean in the annual New Year's Day Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

2020 starts on frigid note with polar bear plunges

Jan. 1, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — 2020 began in frigid fanfare for hundreds of people who splashed through the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge. Swimmers wearing Santa hats and other costume braved 40-degree temperatures (4 degrees Celsius) to partake in the New York City tradition. The...

In this Oct. 8, 2019 photo, a man makes a sports bet at Resorts casino in Atlantic City, N.J. In November 2019, New Jersey's casinos and racetracks took in nearly $563 million worth of sports bets, a new monthly record. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Optimism over growth, some wariness in Atlantic City in 2020

Dec. 31, 2019 7:08 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City heads into 2020 with some optimism , buoyed by an expanded casino market with more jobs and more revenue. But there is also some concern over whether all nine casinos will make it to the finish line of 2020, and whether nearby states will eat into Atlantic City's...

FILE - This undated file photo released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows deep-sea spiral coral during a dive on the New England Seamount chain in the North Atlantic Ocean. A federal appeals court on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of the federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic, a move that commercial fishermen oppose. (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research via AP, File)

Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

Dec. 27, 2019 1:35 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that commercial fishermen oppose. Fishing groups sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 file photo a fisherman untangles a fish from his net in the port of the southern Spanish city of Barbate, Spain. European Union nations say the fish catch quotas they agreed upon for next year means they have made more headway in securing sustainable fishing in their waters — but environmentalists are strongly disputing that claim, it was reported on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.  (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

EU claims better fishing rules; environmentalists disagree

Dec. 18, 2019 7:25 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations say the fish catch quotas they agreed upon for next year means they have made more headway in securing sustainable fishing in their waters — but environmentalists are strongly disputing that claim. EU fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius said Wednesday...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre, leaves the protest in Madrid, Friday Dec. 6, 2019. Thunberg arrived in Madrid Friday to join thousands of other young people in a march to demand world leaders take real action against climate change. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)

Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Dec. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid. The march was led by dozens of representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples — a mark of deference after...

Map shows location of Mauritanian city where survivors of a capsized boat are being treated.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;

As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglers

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EST

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one of this year’s deadliest disasters among young Africans trying to reach Europe. At least...