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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern Libya.  ON Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the National Oil Corporation in Libya says that a decision by east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory has threatened to throttle much of the country’s oil production. Powerful tribal groups loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whose forces control much of eastern Libya, seized several large export terminals along the eastern coast as well as southern oil fields in a challenge to the rival U.N.-backed government based in Tripoli, which collects revenues from oil production. The move has ratcheted up tensions ahead of an international peace summit to end the civil war. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Libya's eastern-based forces move to halt oil exports

Jan. 18, 2020 3:58 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A move by Libya's east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory threatens to throttle much of the country’s oil production, the national oil corporation said Saturday, escalating tensions ahead of an international peace summit to end the civil war. Powerful...

Louisiana, Alaskan tribes file UN climate change complaint

Jan. 17, 2020 7:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four coastal Louisiana tribes and one in Alaska that say the U.S. government violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change have submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations in Switzerland. The complaint was filed Wednesday, The Advocate reported....

Miami head coach Jim Larranaga directs his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Shorthanded Miami Hurricanes brace for No. 9 Florida State

Jan. 17, 2020 4:37 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes guard DJ Vasiljevic had averaged 39 minutes over the previous four games when he asked coach Jim Larranaga this week for a lighter workload. “He said, ‘Coach, you’re going to need to find some time to get me rest so I can get my legs...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, an army zodiac secures the entrance of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt. The Suez Canal, which connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, revolutionized maritime travel by creating a direct shipping route between the East and the West. But as Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of its opening, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway's lesser known legacies, the invasion of hundreds of non-native species that have driven the native marine life toward extinction and altered the delicate Mediterranean ecosystem with potentially devastating consequences. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Experts say Med Sea altered by Suez Canal's invasive species

Jan. 16, 2020 2:28 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway’s lesser known legacies — the invasion of hundreds of non-native species, including toxic jellyfish and aggressive lionfish. The canal,...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Guy Runco, director of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, releases a common murre near the Anchorage small boat harbor in Anchorage, Alaska. Hundreds of thousands of common murres, a fast-flying seabird, died from starvation four winters ago in the North Pacific, and a new research paper attempts to explain why. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Researchers tie massive Pacific seabird die-off to heat wave

Jan. 15, 2020 2:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Common murres look like skinny penguins but fly like F-15 fighter jets. The North Pacific seabirds can quickly cover hundreds of miles searching for schools of small forage fish. Their powerful wings let them dive more than 150 feet (46 meters) under water to gorge on capelin, sand...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. file photo, rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla.  Officials in in Mexico Beach are hoping tourists will help rebuild the neighboring beach town devastated by Hurricane Michael in 2018. Officials in Panama City Beach on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 introduced a program that allows tourists during their visit to help build homes and plant sea oats in the sand dunes of neighboring Mexico Beach, which was demolished by the category 5 storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Tourists can help rebuild storm-ravaged town in Florida

Jan. 15, 2020 11:59 AM EST

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials in a Florida Panhandle beach town are hoping tourists want to do more than frolic in the surf and lay in the sun. They're hoping tourists will help rebuild a neighboring beach town devastated by Hurricane Michael in 2018. Officials in Panama City Beach on Tuesday...

Beach ranger: North Carolina surfer suffers shark bite

Jan. 14, 2020 7:57 AM EST

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast Monday afternoon, according to a chief beach ranger. A 26-year-old was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital about 2:30 p.m. with injuries that weren't considered...

In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 photo, waves crash along the shore of Falcon Cove Beach between the unincorporated community of Arch Cape to the north and Oswald West State Park to the south in Clatsop County, Ore. A 7-year-old girl is dead and her 4-year-old brother is missing after they and their father were swept into the ocean on the Oregon coast amid a high-surf warning. Authorities say the father was holding the two children when a wave swept all three into the water Saturday, Jan. 11 in the Falcon Cove area, south of the community of Cannon Beach. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)

Witness recalls panic after children swept to sea in Oregon

Jan. 13, 2020 6:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Joanne Cornelius had just finished taking photos of the breathtaking waves and extreme high tide outside her home on the Oregon coast when a frantic woman pounded on her window and asked her to call 911. Children had been washed out to sea by a wave, the woman said. A family visiting...

This photo  taken by an aerial survey team for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission shows an injured right whale calf swimming alongside its mother about 8 miles off the coast of Georgia on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Conservationists say the newborn right whale was suffering from deep cuts on either side of its head, dismaying conservationists who closely monitor the southeast U.S. coast during winter for births among the critically endangered species.  ( Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission via AP)

Injured baby right whale given grim prognosis after 2nd look

Jan. 13, 2020 5:29 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An endangered newborn right whale spotted with grievous injuries to its head off the Georgia coast is unlikely to survive, though scientists may try to inject the calf with antibiotics using a syringe fired from an air gun if they can safely get close enough, government experts said...

FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is leaving in place the public nudity convictions of three women who removed their bathing suit tops on a New Hampshire beach as part of a campaign advocating for the rights of women to go topless. The justices declined Monday to review a state court decision that found no violation of the women's constitutional rights.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Justices turn away appeal of women who went topless at beach

Jan. 13, 2020 4:35 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place the public nudity convictions of three women who removed their bathing suit tops on a New Hampshire beach as part of a global campaign advocating for the rights of women to go topless. The justices declined Monday to review a state court...