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A sailboat on a trailer sits overturned in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday . (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Calls for voting extension in Georgia after Zeta

Oct. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 5 p.m. ATLANTA — A group of civil rights organizations is asking Georgia’s governor to extend early voting hours Friday after the storm disrupted voting Thursday in the battleground state. Groups including the Georgia NAACP and Fair Fight...

Patrick Cantlay watches his shot from the 18th fairway during the final round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

PGA Tour goes from West Coast to middle of Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 27, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

PGA TOUR BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Southampton, Bermuda. Course: Port Royal GC. Yardage: 6,828. Par: 71. Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000. Television: Thursday-Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Brendon Todd. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson...

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Zeta, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m. ET). (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR via AP)

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

Oct. 25, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days. Zeta was the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm...

This photo provided by Air Force Reserve shows a sky view of Hurricane Epsilon taken by Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter team over the Atlantic Ocean taken Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.   Epsilon’s maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly as it prepares to sideswipe Bermuda on a path over the Atlantic Ocean.  The National Hurricane Center says it should come close enough Thursday, Oct. 22, evening to merit a tropical storm warning for the island.  (Air Force Reserve via AP)

Weakened Hurricane Epsilon moves north over Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 23, 2020 5:43 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A weakened Hurricane Epsilon moved northward Friday over the Atlantic Ocean, a day after after skirting well east of Bermuda. Epsilon's top sustained winds fell Thursday to 85 mph (140 kph), dropping it from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The...

This photo provided by Air Force Reserve shows a sky view of Hurricane Epsilon taken by Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter team over the Atlantic Ocean taken Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.   Epsilon’s maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly as it prepares to sideswipe Bermuda on a path over the Atlantic Ocean.  The National Hurricane Center says it should come close enough Thursday, Oct. 22, evening to merit a tropical storm warning for the island.  (Air Force Reserve via AP)

Weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirting well east of Bermuda

Oct. 22, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirted well east of Bermuda on Thursday night, prompting officials to lift a tropical storm warning for the Atlantic island. Epsilon's top sustained winds had fallen during the day to 85 mph (140 kph), dropping it from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm, the U.S....

This 2004 image provided by the University of Rhode Island's Institute for Exploration and Center for Archaeological Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean Exploration shows the shoes of one of the possible victims of the Titanic disaster. A company’s plan to retrieve the Titanic’s radio has sparked a debate over whether the famous shipwreck still holds human remains. (Institute for Exploration and Center for Archaeological Oceanography/University of Rhode Island/NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration via AP)

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

Oct. 18, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People have been diving to the Titanic's wreck for 35 years. No one has found human remains, according to the company that owns the salvage rights. But the company’s plan to retrieve the ship’s iconic radio equipment has sparked a debate: Could the world’s most...

Boat Tori Murden McClure rowed across Atlantic is in exhibit

Oct. 14, 2020 4:08 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It's been more than 20 years since Kentuckian Tori Murden McClure became the first woman and first American to row a boat solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She has since become president of Spalding University in Louisville. Her boat, the American Pearl, endured, and is part of a new...

This Oct. 8, 2020 photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico at 12:41 p.m. EDT. Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly intensifying Atlantic hurricanes that scientists largely blame on global warming. (NOAA via AP)

Experts: Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster

Oct. 8, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

Hurricane Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly intensifying Atlantic hurricanes that scientists largely blame on global warming. Earlier, before hitting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and temporarily losing strength, Delta set...

An adolescent Humpback whale designated

Young whales looking to dine flock to waters off NYC

Oct. 8, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're young and hungry, the place to go is New York City — even if you weigh 25 tons and have a blowhole. Whale watch captains and scientists around America's most populous city say recent years have seen a tremendous surge in the number of whales observed in the waters around...

Seismic search for oil in Atlantic Ocean looks dead for now

Oct. 4, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Seismic exploration for oil and gas off the south Atlantic coast is unlikely to proceed this year because permits expire Nov. 30, federal officials and company representatives told a federal judge Thursday. The testing shoots blasts of air, using the vibrations to map where oil and...