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Surf's up in California, where it's now the official sport

Aug. 21, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven't started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it's time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. So grab...

Day at the beach turns to panic, tragedy; married couple die

Aug. 21, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — One moment, Matt Tomaszewski was enjoying a sunny day at the beach with his family. The next, he was running to the ocean with his paddleboard to try to save the lives of six swimmers caught in a rip current. He was among numerous good Samaritans and others who sprang into action...

Surf's up in California, where it's now the official sport

Aug. 20, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Surf's up in California, where it's now the official state sport. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill making it so. The new law declares surfing to be "an iconic California sport" — though it acknowledges that surfing originated with the Polynesian...

In first 8 months of year, manatee death toll surpasses 2017

Aug. 20, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — This year hasn't been a good one for the Florida manatee. According to state wildlife statistics, there have been more manatee deaths so far this year than all of last year. A total of 540 manatees have died through Aug. 12, compared to 538 in 2017. Experts blame a cold snap at...

Puerto Rico team that endured hurricane makes LLWS run

Aug. 20, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — After a five-inning, 14 strikeout, no-hit performance, Roberto Joubert stepped off the mound and made his way toward the Puerto Rico dugout. An emphatic roar filled Volunteer Stadium, as miniature Puerto Rican flags waved in tandem with fatheads of each player. The Puerto...

113 dead turtles wash ashore on Mexican Pacific coast

Aug. 18, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 100 endangered sea turtles whose carcasses have turned up at a wildlife sanctuary on the Pacific coast of Chiapas state. The environmental protection agency on Saturday said 102 olive ridley, six hawksbill and...

Hurricanes broke out in 2017, and now must do so again

Aug. 16, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami finally lived up to expectations last season. The Hurricanes now have to figure out a way to do so again. With 15 starters back from a year ago, the Hurricanes are again the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division title — just as...

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Aug. 16, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first person to be attacked by a shark off the coast of Massachusetts since 2012. The victim, William Lytton,...

Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus

Aug. 16, 2018 3:57 AM EDT

LARA BEACH, Cyprus (AP) — For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years. Against the setting sun, the tiny turtles that have just hatched on Lara Beach strain against the surf to reach the Mediterranean Sea and embark on...

A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

Aug. 15, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated? The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that eat them....