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Stewart Hagestad advances to US Amateur quarterfinals

Aug. 13, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Stewart Hagestad advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals, winning two matches Thursday at windy Bandon Dunes. Hagestad, the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion from Newport Beach, California, beat Spencer Tibbits 3 and 1 in the morning and topped Harrison Ott 4 and 3 in the afternoon....

Tropical Storm Josephine forms; no warnings in effect

Aug. 13, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 760 miles (1,220 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 p.m....

A player carries his shoes and a lunch bag in front of a closed gate leading to Memorial Stadium's playing field in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Cowboys owner confident about having fans

Aug. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident about having fans for all home games, and the club has now announced details toward that end. The Cowboys say they are selling tickets in groups to try to prevent people who don't...

FILE - In this Aug. 8. 2017, file photo, boats ply the waters of Emerald Bay, near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. South Lake Tahoe residents fed up with the trash-littered beaches and the constant stream of tourists flowing into Lake Tahoe despite the pandemic plan to protest this weekend to demand officials do more to handle the influx of visitors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Lake Tahoe residents lament influx of visitors amid pandemic

Aug. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — South Lake Tahoe residents fed up with the trash-littered beaches and the constant stream of tourists flowing into Lake Tahoe despite the pandemic plan to protest this weekend to demand officials do more to handle the influx of visitors. Josh Lease, a 20-year resident,...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 31, 2010 file picture, a ribbon of oil lines the bottom stalks of marsh grass at low tide in a cove in Barataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana.  Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast.   A news release from the governor's office, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020,  says the marsh project is again using such money to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in the Barataria Basin, one of the worst-hit areas during the Deepwater Horizon spill.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

Aug. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast. Most of that — $176 million — will use sediment dredged from the Mississippi River to build 1,200 acres (485 hectares) of marsh in Jefferson Parish. “This project continues...

FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, signs for the Hyatt Place hotel mark its location in Carnberry, Pa. U.S. hotel demand likely won’t see a full recovery until 2023, according to a new forecast from travel data company STR and consultant Tourism Economics. The two firms say they expect average hotel occupancy of 40% this year, slowly climbing to 52% in 2021.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Forecast says US hotel occupancy may not recover until 2023

Aug. 13, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

U.S. hotel demand likely won’t see a full recovery until 2023, according to a new forecast from travel data company STR and consultant Tourism Economics. The two firms said Thursday they expect average hotel occupancy of 40% this year, slowly climbing to 52% in 2021. That’s down from a healthy 66%...

Bald eagle shows air superiority, sends drone into lake

Aug. 13, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A bald eagle launched an aerial assault on a drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy — known as EGLE — ripping off a propeller and sending the aircraft into Lake Michigan. The attack happened July 21, when the drone was mapping...

The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can bee seen from the coast or Mauritius, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Anxious residents of this Indian Ocean island nation have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves in an effort to stop the oil spill from reaching their shores. (AP Photo/ Kooghen Modeliar-Vyapooree-L'express Maurice)

Grounded ship emptied of oil, but heavy damage for Mauritius

Aug. 13, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Almost all the remaining oil has been pumped from a Japanese ship that ran aground off Mauritius, but its initial spill of 1,000 tons of fuel has severely damaged the Indian Ocean island's coral reefs and once pristine coast, environmental groups said Thursday. Nearly all the 3,000 tons...

Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020 surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Anxious residents of this Indian Ocean island nation have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves in an effort to stop the oil spill from reaching their shores. (AP Photo/Beekash Roopun-L'express Maurice)

Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues

Aug. 12, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mauritius says it is seeking compensation from the owners of a Japanese ship that spilled oil after it grounded in the shallow waters off the Indian Ocean island nation, while urgent efforts continue to pump out the remaining fuel. The MV Wakashio has spilled 1,000 tons of its cargo of...

Environmental group says Indiana mill exceeds toxicity cap

Aug. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An environmental group that sued a steelmaker in December for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act at its northwestern Indiana facility says the company continues to release excess amounts of chemicals into a Lake Michigan tributary. The Environmental Law & Policy Center said...