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Scientist ready to get back to work after case dismissed

Jul. 16, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent coastal scientist in Louisiana said Tuesday that he's ready to get back to work one day after federal charges against him for allegedly stealing trade secrets were abruptly dropped when prosecutors said they didn't have enough evidence. Ehab Meselhe, along with Kelin Hu, were...

Australian police identify remains of missing French tourist

Jul. 15, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police have identified the remains of a French tourist who went missing on a beach about five months ago along with a British companion as they vacationed in New South Wales on the country's eastern coast. Police Superintendent Paul Fehon, of the New South Wales State Police, said...

Hurricane Barry's rain and floods hammer Gulf environment

Jul. 14, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

Hurricane Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife habitat and fisheries, scientists say. But the extent of the damage — and whether it will be at least...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Jul. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a...

Hurricane Barry is making landfall along Louisiana coast; hurricane center says storm surge, heavy rains, wind expected

Jul. 13, 2019 1:56 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Barry is making landfall along Louisiana coast; hurricane center says storm surge, heavy rains, wind expected.

Barry strengthens into a hurricane as it nears the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains, storm surge

Jul. 13, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry strengthens into a hurricane as it nears the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains, storm surge.

Rare sea turtles smash nesting records in Georgia, Carolinas

Jul. 13, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare sea turtles are smashing nesting records this summer on beaches in the Southeast, with scientists crediting the egg-laying boom to conservation measures that began more than 30 years ago. Giant loggerhead sea turtles weighing up to 300 pounds (136 kilograms) crawl ashore to dig...

The Latest: Sea turtles break North Carolina nesting record

Jul. 13, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a record nesting season for rare sea turtles in the Southeast (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Add North Carolina to the Southeastern states where rare sea turtles are nesting in record numbers. The nest count tallied by North Carolina researchers showed Saturday more than...

The Latest: Mississippi River won't be as high as feared

Jul. 12, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to crest about 2 feet (0.6 meters) lower in New Orleans than previously predicted — good news for those who feared the river might spill over the levees that protect the city....