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Families dismayed at trial for Rio-Paris Air France crash

Dec. 08, 2022 09:41 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Families of the 228 people killed on a Rio-Paris flight that crashed in 2009 were hoping for justice at last. Instead, they're wracked with anger and disappointment as a long-awaited trial wraps up Thursday with little sign that anyone will be held accountable. The...

South Carolina celebrates deepening of Charleston's port

Dec. 05, 2022 13:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has deepened the Charleston's port to make sure it can take in any ship and remains one of the largest harbors on the East Coast. The channel leading to the Port of Charleston is now 52 feet (15.8 meters) deep, once again allowing the biggest...

Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

Nov. 30, 2022 19:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms officially ended on Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to grapple with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona. The...

NJ Q3 casino earns down 13%, but most surpass pre-COVID rate

Nov. 22, 2022 17:05 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their third-quarter profitability decrease by more than 13% compared with a year ago, but there was encouraging news in figures released Tuesday by New Jersey gambling regulators. Earnings numbers from the state Division of...

NJ casino, sports bet, online revenue down slightly in Oct.

Nov. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting, and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won over $445 million in October, a decline of less than 1% from the same period a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by the New...

Florida county puts damage from Nicole at $522 million

Nov. 14, 2022 19:39 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Damages are estimated at more than $522 million in a central Florida coastal county where homes collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Nicole last week. The damages from the category 1 storm in Volusia County, home to Daytona Beach,...

Tropical Storm Nicole weakens to depression, reaches Georgia

Nov. 10, 2022 22:32 PM EST

WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicole weakened to a tropical depression Thursday night as it crossed the Florida Panhandle on its way north into Georgia. The storm had sent Florida homes toppling into the Atlantic Ocean earlier Thursday and threatened a row of...

Section of destroyed shuttle Challenger found on ocean floor

Nov. 10, 2022 15:24 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A large section of the destroyed space shuttle Challenger has been found buried in sand at the bottom of the Atlantic, more than three decades after the tragedy that killed a schoolteacher and six others. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center announced the...

Climate Migration: Açai growers flee salty Amazon water

Nov. 10, 2022 04:30 AM EST

MACAPA, Brazil (AP) — Where the mother of all rivers meets the Atlantic Ocean in coastal Brazil, it's not a single channel, instead it braids around 230 kilometers (142 miles) of islands including the Bailique Archipelago. A native of the mouth of the Amazon, Elielson Elinho, 31,...

Hurricane Nicole forms; Florida awaits rare November storm

Nov. 09, 2022 22:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida-bound storm strengthened into Hurricane Nicole on Wednesday evening as it pounded the Bahamas, and U.S. officials ordered evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. It’s a rare November hurricane for storm-weary Florida,...