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Chocolate spill creates sweet hot mess on Arizona highway

Jan. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EST

FLAGSSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet hot mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. The Arizona Daily Sun reports the wreck...

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

Jan. 15, 2019 5:58 AM EST

PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards encourage a "clean Kumbh," an extension of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's huge push to improve...

Cargo ship that blocked mouth of Mississippi is moved

Jan. 5, 2019 1:04 AM EST

PILOTTOWN, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a ship loaded with coal that had run aground near the mouth of the Mississippi River has been moved and the river partially reopened. The news release Friday says the Coast Guard has reopened the river at mile 3.5 near the community of Pilottown to vessels with a...

Maryland board votes against natural gas pipeline project

Jan. 2, 2019 2:23 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A board of high-ranking Maryland officials on Wednesday rejected a proposed pipeline across the western part of the state that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia. The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 against an easement for TransCanada's pipeline. It...

Right whale calf, mother spotted in Atlantic off Florida

Dec. 29, 2018 11:08 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida conservationists are reporting a right whale calf sighting off the state's Atlantic coast. In a Facebook post , the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute said it's the first calf sighting of the critically endangered...

Rome police search for twins after mother found in Tiber

Dec. 20, 2018 11:05 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Police in Rome are searching the Tiber River for twin 6-month-old sisters after recovering the body of their mother. Police said Thursday they had retrieved the body of the mother from the rain-swollen river that runs through the capital. The search continued for the girls with police diver...

Correction: Colorado River Water-Drought story

Dec. 18, 2018 3:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Dec. 13 about the Colorado River, The Associated Press erroneously reported the river's mouth. The river empties into the Gulf of California, not the Gulf of Mexico. A corrected version of the story is below: Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal A top...

Correction: Trump-Rolling Rollbacks story

Dec. 17, 2018 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 8 about Trump administration rollbacks in environmental regulations, The Associated Press erroneously identified the name of the group where Myron Ebell serves as a director as the Conservative Enterprise Institute. The group's name is the Competitive Enterprise Institute....

Man rescued in coal mine: Four-day ordeal was 'terrible'

Dec. 13, 2018 5:33 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an inactive West Virginia coal mine were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they thanked the crews that got them out. The three walked out of an ambulance at a fire hall in Whitesville...

The Latest: Sheriff vows thorough probe after mine rescue

Dec. 13, 2018 5:03 PM EST

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of three adults at an inactive coal mine in West Virginia (all times local): 5 p.m. A West Virginia sheriff says he plans to conduct a thorough investigation into four adults who went into an inactive coal mine. Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter said...