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Last slave ship: Alabama files federal claim of ownership

Jul. 29, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has filed a federal court claim to ownership of the wreckage of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the U.S., a move the archaeologist who helped find the ship says will bolster protection of the site. The so-called admiralty claim presented by...

Alabama seeks to preserve 'last slave ship' wreckage

Jul. 26, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Friday filed a claim in federal court to preserve the wreckage of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. The Alabama Historical Commission filed the claim in federal court in Mobile for the Clotilda, which was discovered earlier this...

The Latest: Toxic bacteria keep Mississippi beaches closed

Jul. 16, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast remain closed because of toxic bacteria detected before Barry blew ashore. Polluted Midwest floodwaters have fed an outbreak of cyanobacterium. Commonly known as blue-green algae, it can cause...

The Latest: Trump approves federal declaration due to Barry

Jul. 11, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 10:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has declared a federal declaration of emergency for Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry's expected landfall late Friday or early Saturday along the state's coast. The...