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Former Tropical Storm Carlotta dissipates off Mexico coast

Jun. 18, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Carlotta weakened into a remnant low off Mexico's southwestern Pacific coast Monday night, though forecasters said its rains still posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the system's maximum sustained winds...

Carlotta now a depression, likely to stay off Mexico coast

Jun. 17, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Carlotta weakened to a depression Sunday as it soaked Mexico's Pacific coast in the region around the popular tourist resort of Zihuatanejo. Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph) by late Sunday...

Rains from Tropical Storm Carlotta pound Mexico's coast

Jun. 16, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heavy rain and wind from Tropical Storm Carlotta lashed Mexico's Pacific coast southeast of Acapulco ahead of its expected landfall late Saturday or early Sunday. Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was meandering just off Mexico's coast, according to the...

Tropical Storm Carlotta forms off coast of Acapulco

Jun. 15, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Carlotta headed toward landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast east of Acapulco on Friday, bringing with it heavy rains and wind. Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was forecast to hit land Saturday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center....

Riders plunge 34 feet, 6 injured in roller coaster derail

Jun. 15, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A roller coaster that derailed in Florida had been put out of service by state inspectors twice in the past year and a half because of problems with the ride. Two riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when their car derailed Thursday night and was left dangling from the track. Firefighters...

The Latest: 2 riders in coaster mishap are from Kentucky

Jun. 15, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a roller coaster derailment in Florida (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Two of the nine people sent to a hospital after a roller coaster derailment in Florida work for the same Kentucky company and were visiting on a business trip. The company's chief executive said...

The Latest: Keystone XL opponent says 'fight is not over'

Jun. 14, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a developments with the Keystone XL oil pipeline (all times local): 5:25 p.m. An attorney for an organization opposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline says the "fight is not over" after the South Dakota Supreme Court dismissed a legal appeal from project foes. Robin Martinez,...

Strong winds from Tropical Storm Bud hit Mexico's Los Cabos

Jun. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bud lashed the southern end of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, home to the popular beach resorts of Los Cabos, with heavy winds Thursday as locals and tourists braced for an expected landfall later in the day. The tops of palm trees whipped about in the...

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

Ancient Native American remains reburied on California isle

Jun. 14, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

SAN MIGUEL ISLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mystery behind the skull of an ancient man discovered in the eroding coastline of a remote Southern California island has been laid to rest along with the bones unearthed by researchers. But much of the story of the Native American who died 10,000 years ago will remain...