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New arenas put spotlight on Connecticut college hockey

Jan. 23, 2023 09:45 AM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Located just 9 miles apart in Connecticut, Yale and Quinnipiac played for a national hockey championship a decade ago. It was also just over a decade ago that UConn made the decision to upgrade its men's program and leave the Atlantic Hockey conference for...

US fines Virgin Atlantic $1 million for flights over Iraq

Jan. 18, 2023 12:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Department has fined British airline Virgin Atlantic up to $1.05 million for flying over restricted airspace in Iraq while operating flights in a partnership with Delta Air Lines. The federal agency said the flights occurred between...

McKnight guides Western Kentucky to 70-59 victory over FIU

Jan. 14, 2023 21:45 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Dayvion McKnight scored 14 points as Western Kentucky beat Florida International 70-59 on Saturday night. McKnight also had five rebounds for the Hilltoppers (11-6, 3-3 Conference USA). Jairus Hamilton scored 12 points and added seven rebounds. Jordan...

Killer whale dies after beaching itself on Florida coast

Jan. 11, 2023 16:30 PM EST

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A 21-foot (6.4-meter) killer whale died after beaching itself on the Atlantic coast in central Florida Wednesday, authorities said. The orca landed on a beach in Palm Coast, Florida, located more than 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Jacksonville, the...

Maine lobster fishermen must report more about their catch

Jan. 10, 2023 12:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen in Maine, the state responsible for about 80% of the nation's lobster haul in 2021, must now report more detailed information such as when, where and how many they catch. Few had to report until this year, making Maine the only state that harvests...

Timothy Snyder, Parul Sehgal win Silvers-Dudley Prizes

Jan. 04, 2023 16:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Historian Timothy Snyder and literary critic Parul Sehgal are among the winners of the second annual Silvers-Dudley Prizes, named in part for the late editor of The New York Review of Books, Robert Silvers. The Robert B. Silvers Foundation announced six awards...

Explosion ignites fire in Moroccan propane gas storage plant

Dec. 22, 2022 17:39 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — An explosion and large fire hit a propane gas storage unit on the Moroccan coast Thursday, sending balls of flames into the sky, according to local media reports. No casualties were reported in the incident in Mohammedia, an Atlantic port 15 kilometers (9...

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...