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Florida man filming sunrise killed when sand dune collapses

Aug. 09, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A 35-year-old Florida man who was recording the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean died when a sand dune collapsed on top of him, sheriff's officials said. A beachgoer saw a portion of the man's body protruding from the sand on Hutchinson Island early...

Forecasters trim hurricane season outlook a bit, still busy

Aug. 04, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

This hurricane season may be a tad quieter than initially projected, but it is still likely to be busier than normal, government forecasters and others say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday trimmed their hurricane season outlook from a 65% chance for...

Shark sightings get more common at New York beaches

Jul. 29, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — As bathers cooled themselves in the Atlantic surf on New York's Fire Island last Wednesday, Reily Winston held up a smooth dogfish shark his friend had just caught fishing off a pier in an inlet behind the beach. He briefly cradled the bloodied shark in his hands before...

Aviator Amelia Earhart honored with statue at U.S. Capitol

Jul. 27, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders and Kansas officials praised aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart on Wednesday for advancing the cause of women's rights during her barrier-breaking career at a ceremony unveiling her statue in the U.S. Capitol. Earhart, the first woman to fly...

Cameroon becomes a go-to country for foreign fishing vessels

Jul. 27, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Off the coast of West Africa, the Trondheim is a familiar sight: a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sardines — and flying the red, yellow and green flag of Cameroon. But aside from...

Car crashes through crowded Florida beach, injures 4 people

Jul. 25, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four people, including a 3-year-old child, were injured when a car crashed through an unoccupied toll booth and ended up in the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. Sunday along Daytona Beach, where vehicles are allowed on...

Chicken hitches ride, ends up in Vermont's largest city

Jul. 19, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont family's chicken is back home after hitching a ride in the undercarriage of their pickup truck and ending up 13 miles away in the state's largest city late last month — a journey that included speeds of 65 miles per hour on an interstate. Someone...

Tropical Storm Darby forms in Pacific as Bonnie fades

Jul. 09, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new tropical storm formed far off Mexico's Pacific coast on Saturday while another faded after a long march from ocean to another. The U..S. National Hurricane Center said that newly formed Tropical Storm Darby was centered about 690 miles (1,100 kilometers)...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 08, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 7, 2022. Editorial: Vt.’s ocean cleanup Who knew Vermont could be so good at cleaning up the Atlantic Ocean? It’s true. You only have to look as far as a recent edition of the Ellsworth American, a weekly newspaper serving...

Another vessel joins Delaware's artificial reef system

Jul. 03, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A boat formerly used as a floating casino was recently sunk to the ocean floor off the coast of Delaware to become part of the state's artificial reef program. A Norfolk, Virginia-based marine contractor handled the sinking of the 180-foot-long Texas Star, the...