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Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Dec. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid. The march was led by dozens of representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples — a mark of deference after...

As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglers

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EST

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one of this year’s deadliest disasters among young Africans trying to reach Europe. At least...

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

Dec. 5, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis. With a total annual budget of $225 million,...

UN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania

Dec. 4, 2019 7:38 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 58 people are dead after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Mauritania, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. It said 83 people swam to shore. It was one of the deadliest disasters this year among migrants...

Greta Thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight

Dec. 3, 2019 2:09 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg told cheering supporters Tuesday that her three-week journey across the Atlantic had “energized” her for the fight against climate change as she arrived in Portugal. The Swedish teen, whose one-woman protests outside the Swedish...

The Latest: Greta Thunberg ‘energized’ after Atlantic voyage

Dec. 3, 2019 9:16 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Climate Talks in Madrid (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Climate activist Greta Thunberg says she feels “energized” after spending three weeks crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran. The Swedish teen arrived Tuesday in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon on her way...

Are Volusia beaches narrower than in the past?

Nov. 30, 2019 3:01 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the early 1960s, Jim Swoop couldn't say no to sunset surfing. After his lifeguard shifts with Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue on the wide, hard-packed beaches, he'd often go surfing with friends if the conditions were right. Paddling out on his board as far as he...

2 dead, 9 missing after fishing boat sinks off Morocco

Nov. 23, 2019 8:26 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco says two people have died and nine others are missing after a fishing boat with at least 11 crew members aboard capsized off southwest Morocco. The Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said the boat left the port of Tan Tan on Thursday afternoon in favorable weather...

Atlantic City casinos’ 3rd-quarter profits up from year ago

Nov. 22, 2019 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s nine casinos saw their collective gross operating profits increase by 12.5% in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. The comparison was boosted by two new casinos that opened last summer doing much better in the third...

North Carolina’s Ocracoke Island reopens to visitors Dec. 2

Nov. 22, 2019 12:08 PM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s hurricane-ravaged Ocracoke Island will reopen to visitor early next month. The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that the Outer Banks island will open on Dec. 2. The island was supposed to open to visitors on Friday, but a more recent storm delayed the reopening...