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Body near Lake Mead swimming site 3rd to surface since May

Jul. 26, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another body has surfaced at Lake Mead — this time in a swimming area where water levels have dropped as the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam recedes because of drought and climate change. The National Park Service did not say in a statement how long...

Genetic genealogy grants help solve Washington cold cases

Jul. 11, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday that grants from his office have recently helped local law enforcement agencies solve three cold cases using genetic genealogy, and 20 more investigations are underway. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office used...

SC Governor seeks to protect port from landmark's pollution

Jul. 11, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The nation’s ninth-busiest port is at risk of pollution by more than 100,000 gallons (378,500 liters) of fuel from a Navy aircraft carrier that served in World War II and the Vietnam War before its decommissioning and designation as a National Historic Landmark. ...

Crewless robotic Mayflower ship reaches Plymouth Rock

Jun. 30, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A crewless robotic boat retracing the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has landed near Plymouth Rock. The sleek Mayflower Autonomous Ship met with an escort boat as it approached the Massachusetts shoreline Thursday, more than 400 years after its namesake's...

Hit-and-run death of woman at Acadia Park investigated

Jun. 20, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating the hit-and-run death of a Maine woman at Acadia National Park. Nicole Mokeme, 35, of South Portland, was struck on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center between late Saturday and early Sunday, state police said...