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Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

Apr. 18, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. Little is known about the watery...

Meteor seen blazing through skies over East Coast

Apr. 17, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

Residents along the East Coast have reported seeing a meteor blazing across the nighttime sky. Multiple news outlets report the American Meteor Society said it received 360 reports on Tuesday about a meteor or fireball seen from Vermont to South Carolina. According to the society, the fireball traveled from north...

Man, 80, charged in 1973 killings of women in beach cottage

Apr. 10, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An 80-year-old New York man has been arrested on charges that he killed two young women in a beach cottage nearly half a century ago in Virginia, police said Tuesday. Ernest Broadnax was arrested in New York City on Monday and faces two counts of second-degree murder and one count of...

Profits down 15% in expanded Atlantic City casino market

Apr. 8, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino profits fell by more than 15% in Atlantic City in 2018, a year in which the downsized market reopened two shuttered gambling halls, according to figures released Monday. The result was a decrease in gross operating profit of 15.4% for the year, to $582 million. Five of...

China's construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

Apr. 4, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other powers. China is hardly...

Trump suffers setbacks in environmental rulings in Alaska

Apr. 1, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to reverse environmental initiatives in Alaska put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama, took a hit with two rulings in federal court. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason on Friday ruled that the administration violated federal law with a...

Bait crisis could take the steam out of lobster this summer

Mar. 31, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The boom times for the U.S. lobster industry are imperiled this year because of a shortage of a little fish that has been luring the crustaceans into traps for hundreds of years. Members of the lobster business fear a looming bait crisis could disrupt the industry during a time when...

Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

Mar. 30, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in a decision late Friday threw...

Action demanded after 1,100 dead dolphins wash up in France

Mar. 28, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The dolphins' bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off. But what shocked French marine researchers wasn't just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but the numbers involved — a record 1,100 have landed on France's Atlantic coast beaches since January....

In trade wars of 200 years ago, the pirates were Americans

Mar. 28, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The upstart nation was a den of intellectual piracy. One of its top officials urged his countrymen to steal and copy foreign machinery. Across the ocean, a leading industrial power tried in vain to guard its trade secrets from the brash young rival. In the late 18th and early 19th...