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Water activist drops bid to finish 100 marathons in 100 days

Jan. 7, 2019 10:20 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Injury has forced an Australian activist to stop her effort to complete 100 marathons in 100 days as a way to highlight the importance of conserving water. Mina Guli, 48, had run and walked 62 marathons on several continents, but in South Africa she was diagnosed with multiple stress...

Water advocate, injured, aims for 100 marathons in 100 days

Jan. 2, 2019 6:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Crazy, overwhelming, deeply exhausting. Mina Guli , an Australian activist seeking to highlight global water shortages and encourage people to conserve, talks bluntly about her battle to complete 100 marathons in 100 days around the world. Now in South Africa, the 48-year-old Guli is...

The Latest: Senate approves stopgap spending bill

Dec. 19, 2018 10:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:03 p.m. The Senate has approved legislation to temporarily fund the government and avoid a federal shutdown over President Donald Trump's border wall....

Correction: EPA Water-Tennessee story

Dec. 19, 2018 4:18 PM EST

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about an EPA water regulation rollback, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to Environmental Protection Agency acting administrator Andrew Wheeler. It should have been attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. A corrected...

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....

11 migrants, 2 smugglers caught of Florida coast

Dec. 12, 2018 1:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it took into custody 11 migrants and two suspected smugglers off the coast of Miami. A Coast Guard crew spotted an unlit 24-foot vessel about 12 miles (19 kilometers) offshore on Saturday. They boarded it and found seven Haitians, three Bahamians, two Ecuadorians and...

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Dec. 12, 2018 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and oil, gas, and...

6 whales refloated after stranding on New Zealand beach

Nov. 26, 2018 10:25 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand managed to refloat six surviving stranded whales on Tuesday and were hoping the animals would soon swim away into deeper water. Ten pygmy killer whales were initially found stranded Sunday at Ninety Mile Beach on the North...