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Fadila Lahta prepares a plate of Moroccan sweets in her aunt's home as they spend Eid in lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, in Sale, Morocco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

AP PHOTOS: Confined Moroccans find new ways to celebrate Eid

May. 26, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

CASABLANCA Morocco (AP) — Instead of mass prayers and large family gatherings filled with colorful clothes, gifts and traditional foods, millions of Moroccan Muslims celebrated Eid Al-Fitr at home, subdued and isolated amid their country’s newly extended coronavirus lockdown. The mood was somber for...

FILE - In this May 15, 2020, photo, the Miami skyline is shrouded in clouds as a cyclist rides along Biscayne Bay at Matheson Hammock Park, in Miami. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center, said Thursday, May 21, 2020, that six to 10 of the storms could develop into hurricanes, with winds of at least 74 mph. They're also predicting that three to six of those could develop into major hurricanes. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Forecasters predict busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

May. 21, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With forecasters predicting another intense Atlantic hurricane season with as many as 13 to 19 named storms, disaster preparedness experts say it’s critically important for people in evacuation zones to plan to stay with friends or family, rather than end up in shelters...

In this satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Arthur off the coast of North Carolina, Monday, May 18, 2020. The storm dropped several inches of rain on parts of eastern North Carolina and flooded roads before moving out to sea away from the state. (NOAA via AP)

Tropical Storm Arthur hits North Carolina coast with rain

May. 18, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

Tropical Storm Arthur moved out to sea Monday after dumping heavy rain on North Carolina as forecasters warned that the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season could continue to whip dangerous surf and rip currents for another day or more along the U.S. East Coast. The storm represented another early...

Tropical Storm Arthur crawls closer to North Carolina coast

May. 18, 2020 2:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Arthur crawled closer to the North Carolina coast early Monday, amid threats of some minor flooding and rough seas as the system moves off the Southeast seaboard. Arthur formed Saturday in waters off Florida, marking the sixth straight year that a named storm has developed...

Mexico predicts busier-than-average hurricane season

May. 15, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts predicted Friday that there will be a higher-than-average number of storms during the 2020 hurricane seasons in the Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific. The Pacific season opened Friday; the Atlantic season begins June. 1. Mexico’s National Water Commission said...

Turtle transmitter continues to work a year after release

May. 9, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — An adult loggerhead sea turtle, released off the Florida Keys a year ago, is still being tracked via satellite. “Mr. T” was named by staff at the Turtle Hospital after he was admitted there in February 2019 for several surgeries to remove a fishhook. He was returned to...

This May 15, 2019 photo, shows the exterior of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators gave New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group final approval to own the casino after hearing evidence of the once-troubled casino's financial turnaround. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City casinos' profits increase by 5.8% in 2019

May. 7, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their operating profits rise by 5.8% in 2019 compared with a year earlier, according to earnings reports released Thursday. But part of that was due to big increases in profitability in the online operations of Caesars Entertainment and Resorts. Only...

This May 15, 2019 photo, shows the exterior of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators gave New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group final approval to own the casino after hearing evidence of the once-troubled casino's financial turnaround. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Its finances improved, Ocean Casino's owners OK'd by NJ

May. 6, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Beginning its life as the star-crossed Revel, the Atlantic City casino now known as the Ocean Casino Resort had known little other than debt, bankruptcy and failure, which ultimately led to its closure. But since a New York hedge fund took over last year, Ocean Resort has turned...

Coast Guard searching for man who fell off boat in Atlantic

Apr. 30, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — United States Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing boater Thursday morning off Florida's Atlantic Coast, the agency reported. The crew of the ROMANICHEL alerted the agency that a crew member had gone overboard and was not wearing a life jacket, the Coast Guard said in...

In this photo taken on Sunday, May 24, 2015, the Costa Deliziosa cruise ship leaves Venice, Italy. Passengers on a luxury liner's around-the-world cruise, which began before the globe was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, are finally approaching their odyssey's end after 15 weeks at sea. Next week, the Costa Deliziosa is due to reach Spain and Italy, two of the countries most devastated by COVID-19 infections. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

'A stroke of luck' to be on global cruise during pandemic

Apr. 20, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For Spanish traveler Carlos Payá, being on an around-the-globe luxury cruise while the rest of the world scurried into their homes for fear of the COVID-19 pandemic was beyond surreal. It was “a stroke of good luck.” Now, his trip inside the virus-free bubble that...