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AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

Jan. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. Lately, that means record deadly wildfires in California, rainfall by the foot in Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit and the dome of smog over Salt...

New rental tax worries some shore renters, homeowners

Jan. 19, 2019 10:42 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new tax in New Jersey on short-term lodging such as Airbnb rentals is rattling some property owners and renters who worry that it could deal a blow to the state's multi-billion dollar shore tourism industry by pushing people to consider other destinations. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy...

Night voyages across the Channel: Frigid water, flimsy boats

Jan. 18, 2019 5:09 PM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — One migrant family's night voyage across the English Channel ended an hour after it began, back on a beach in northern France, after their overloaded rubber boat listed and two small Iranian children slid into the frigid, murky water before being hauled back to safety. "After one...

Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration's attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government's partial shutdown, issuing a ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the overall expansion plans. In his order, U.S....

N Carolina's Cape Hatteras park vandalized during shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EST

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks is being vandalized while park staffers are furloughed during the ongoing partial federal government shutdown. The Charlotte Observer cites a Thursday alert from the Outer Banks Preservation Association that says visitors...

Divers swim with giant great white shark off Oahu's coast

Jan. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Divers monitoring a rotting whale carcass off the shores of Oahu this week found themselves face-to-face with a massive great white shark, prompting state officials to warn recreational divers and snorkelers to stay out of the water near the dead sperm whale amid reports some people have...

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

Jan. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and others...

Lykes scores 25 to help Miami beat Wake Forest 76-65

Jan. 12, 2019 5:33 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Playing with a seven-man rotation, the Miami Hurricanes saved some energy in the closing minutes Saturday by shooting a lot of free throws. Chris Lykes scored 25 points, including 12 free throws in the final five minutes without a miss, and the Hurricanes earned their first...

Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

Jan. 10, 2019 7:51 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile and unique type of trout in the Willamette River, a body of water that's miles inland from the coastal areas where the massive carnivorous aquatic mammals usually congregate to feed. The state...

California surfer survives shark attack, gets 50 stitches

Jan. 10, 2019 3:17 AM EST

LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) — A surfer suffered leg bites but survived a shark attack on California's Central Coast after kicking the massive fish away. Nick Wapner, 19, was bitten on Tuesday morning while he was surfing with friends off Montana de Oro State Park, the Tribune of San Luis Obispo reported. The...