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Climate activists call for action in Latin America

May. 24, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world. In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students gathered outside the state legislature to deliver a letter...

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

May. 24, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above. The 53-year-old has lived on Langeoog for most of his life, and his wife's family has been...

After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

May. 24, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936 — rattled beachgoers last year and sparked a still unresolved debate about how the vacation destination should respond....

Miami beats Virginia 10-3 at ACC Tournament

May. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Adrian Del Castillo homered, Freddy Zamora drove in three runs and Miami beat Virginia 10-3 on Thursday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Anthony Vilar also had two RBIs to help the fourth-seeded Hurricanes (39-17) win their tournament opener. The winner of Friday's matchup...

Oahu's Kailua beach is named best in the US by 'Dr. Beach'

May. 23, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Those are among the reasons Oahu's Kailua Beach Park has been selected as the best stretch of sand for an annual list of top U.S....

New Jersey beach smoking ban in place for start of summer

May. 23, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Smoke 'em if you've got 'em — but not on the beach in New Jersey this summer. Smoking and vaping will be banned on nearly every public beach in the state this summer under tougher new restrictions. Nonsmokers are rejoicing over the ban, which also applies to public parks. But...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 23, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'VIOLENT TORNADO' TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the...

Dead gray whale found on island is Alaska's third this year

May. 22, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A third gray whale has been found dead in Alaska. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a gray whale was spotted Tuesday on Kodiak Island. Carcasses also were found this spring near Cordova and south of Anchorage. NOAA in release says the dead whale on Kodiak was...

Texas approves $3 billion in flood control after Harvey

May. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston and the Texas coast, state lawmakers approved setting aside more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects. The bill sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday had been deemed a priority after the Category 4...

Why Quebec endlessly beckons those on a bicycle

May. 21, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll without bumping into each other too much.  In Quebéc City and its hinterlands, cyclists plunge into a history shaped by French explorers, the Roman Catholic Church,...