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Bust of Orville Wright found on North Carolina beach

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a bust of Orville Wright that was stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial on the North Carolina coast has been found. A news release from the park service Tuesday says a visitor to the beach at Kill Devil Hills called authorities in...

Pedal powered ride raises $18K for men and women in uniform

Oct. 15, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A retired firefighter whose 34-year-old brother was one of 343 New York City firefighters who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center of Sept. 11, 2001, has been tooling around the country on his Harley Davidson since his retirement in 2005. "I responded to the twin towers,"...

The Latest: Tropical Depression forms in eastern Atlantic

Oct. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5 p.m. A tropical depression has formed southeast of the Cabo Verde islands, well offshore of the west coast of Africa. Tropical Depression Fifteen has top sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph), forming Monday about 320 miles (515 kilometers)...

Wind, waves cause some beach erosion at New Jersey shore

Oct. 14, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — The high tides and strong winds that lashed the New Jersey shore over the weekend took a piece of it with them. Conditions that pummeled the beaches from Thursday through Sunday morning caused beach erosion that varied in severity along the coast. Some beaches lost comparatively little...

Tropical Storm Melissa dissipating, no longer a threat

Oct. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Melissa is no longer a tropical storm, and poses no threat to land. The post-tropical cyclone is weakening as it moves deeper into the Atlantic Ocean, and the dangerous swells it caused are gradually subsiding. Forecasters said that as of midday on...

Tropical Storm Melissa moving into open Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 13, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa is moving away from the U.S. East Coast into the open Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane center in Miami says Melissa was still causing dangerous swells along much of the coast Sunday. The storm was about 360 miles (580 kilometers) south-southeast of Halifax, nova...

Threatened bird snowy plover thrives after Hurricane Michael

Oct. 13, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Amid the devastation of Hurricane Michael along Florida's Panhandle, experts say there's a ray of hope: a once imperiled bird is enjoying a renaissance. There are an estimated 225 to 250 breeding pairs of snowy plover in Florida. The majority of the state's threatened species...

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off northeast; will weaken

Oct. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A late-season tropical storm has formed off the coast of Massachusetts but is expected to weaken as it moves away from the U.S. The Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Melissa poses minor to moderate coastal flooding at high tide along some portions of the Mid-Atlantic and...

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off Northeast coast; expected to weaken as it moves away from US, Hurricane Center says

Oct. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa forms off Northeast coast; expected to weaken as it moves away from US, Hurricane Center says.

Report: Most of plastic debris on Hawaii from abroad

Oct. 12, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii researchers have found that majority of plastic marine debris washing up on shores is from abroad. The Star-Advertiser reports that the study conducted at Hawaii Pacific University revealed that pollution from north and east island beaches is washing ashore where there are fewer...