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New vents open up, lava surges from Spanish island's volcano

Nov. 28, 2021 10:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Several new volcanic vents have opened up on the Spanish island of La Palma, releasing new lava that is speeding down a ridge and threatening to widen the damages on evacuated land, roads and homes, authorities said Sunday. The molten rock coming out from...

Canary Islands: More than 400 migrants rescued in Atlantic

Nov. 23, 2021 16:05 PM EST

ARGUINEGUIN, Spain (AP) — Spanish rescuers have saved and disembarked more than 400 migrants and asylum-seekers to the Canary Islands in the past two days as they attempted to reach the Atlantic Ocean archipelago from West Africa on several overcrowded, unsafe smuggling boats. ...

Quarterly Atlantic City profits double from a year ago

Nov. 22, 2021 15:37 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's nine casinos saw their gross operating profit more than double in the third quarter of this year, according to state figures released Monday. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement figures show the casinos posted a...

NJ breaks own monthly sports betting record: $1.3B in bets

Nov. 17, 2021 16:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's red-hot sports betting industry smashed its own national record in October for the highest amount of bets taken in a single month, topping $1.3 billion. That figure easily surpassed the $1.01 billion worth of bets that Atlantic...

In 2 days, 10 migrants die trying to reach Spanish islands

Nov. 15, 2021 15:41 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish rescuers say 10 migrants have died while trying to reach the Canary Islands archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Rescuers said Monday they found a migrant boat drifting 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the Canary Islands and saved 40 people...

SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit

Nov. 13, 2021 11:40 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX expanded its constellation of low Earth orbit satellites on Saturday with the launch of 53 Starlink satellites from Florida. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 7:19 a.m. EST and deployed the...

11th Hour Racing begins shakedown cruise in new 60-footer

Nov. 07, 2021 15:02 PM EST

The U.S.-based 11th Hour Racing Team is using the Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed race across the Atlantic Ocean as the shakedown cruise for the new foiling 60-foot boat it will sail in a round-the-world race set to start late next year. Team co-founder Charlie...

Dominion seeks Virginia's approval for offshore wind project

Nov. 05, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Plans for Dominion Energy's massive offshore wind farm near the Virginia coast are being filed with the State Corporation Commission, bringing the project one major step closer to becoming reality, the company said Friday. Dominion plans to...

Strong field as PGA Tour goes from seaside course to another

Nov. 02, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

PGA TOUR WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY CHAMPIONSHIP AT MAYAKOBA Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC at Mayakoba. Yardage: 7,017. Par: 71. Prize money: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1.296 million. ...

Subtropical Storm Wanda wraps up hurricane season's ABCs

Nov. 01, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Subtropical Storm Wanda has formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and with that, forecasters again reached the end of the English alphabet, with a month still to go this Atlantic hurricane season. Wanda has hardly strengthened since it formed on...