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Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

Dec. 01, 2022 20:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales on Thursday heard about solar-powered autonomous boats and low-carbon cement at a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston before learning how a nonprofit gives young people the tools to stay out jail and away from violence. ...

Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

Nov. 30, 2022 19:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms officially ended on Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to grapple with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona. The...

Nigerian stowaways found on ship's rudder in Canary Islands

Nov. 29, 2022 10:16 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have...

Strong quake rocks Solomon Islands, sends people fleeing

Nov. 22, 2022 01:45 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands Tuesday afternoon, overturning tables and sending people racing for higher ground. There were no immediate reports of widespread damage or injuries, although Australia's prime minister...

NJ casino, sports bet, online revenue down slightly in Oct.

Nov. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting, and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won over $445 million in October, a decline of less than 1% from the same period a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by the New...

UK polar research ship to make 2nd voyage to Antarctica

Nov. 15, 2022 15:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's polar research ship is preparing for its second voyage to Antarctica to investigate sea level rises and threats to marine biodiversity. Jane Francis, director of British Antarctic Survey, which operates the ship named after naturalist David Attenborough,...

Remote undersea volcano likely erupting in Pacific Ocean

Nov. 14, 2022 21:41 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A volcano is likely erupting deep beneath the Pacific Ocean in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, but scientists don't know for sure because it's so inaccessible. All indications are that the Ahyi Seamount began erupting in mid-October, the U.S....

Florida county puts damage from Nicole at $522 million

Nov. 14, 2022 19:39 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Damages are estimated at more than $522 million in a central Florida coastal county where homes collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Nicole last week. The damages from the category 1 storm in Volusia County, home to Daytona Beach,...

Italy, France call for 'full cooperation' after migrant spat

Nov. 14, 2022 13:15 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The presidents of Italy and France sought to tamp down tensions over migration Monday by asserting the need for “full cooperation” on a host of issues and the importance of strong bilateral relations after days of diplomatic barbs over the fate of migrants crossing the...

Israel rushes to protect marine life as Mediterranean warms

Nov. 14, 2022 02:12 AM EST

ROSH HANIKRA MARINE RESERVE, Israel (AP) — Between the cliffs and crags of Israel’s submerged prehistoric coastline, a Mediterranean ecosystem is surging back to life. Giant groupers flourish among the rocks, a psychedelic purple nudibranch sea slug clings to an outcrop, and a...