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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 16, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

(Charleston) Post and Courier. June 13, 2021. Editorial: The court has spoken. Now it’s time to conserve Captain Sam’s Spit for all of us forever The owners of the southernmost parcel on Kiawah Island, known by most as Captain Sam’s Spit, have...

Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands

Jun. 16, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods. Overall, the effort is probably a standoff, says...

UN envoy: Study other options to prevent Yemen tanker spill

Jun. 15, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations should keep negotiating with Yemen’s Houthi rebels but also look at other possible options to ensure that an oil tanker moored off the war-torn country’s coast loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil doesn’t rupture or explode...

More than 30 pelicans mutilated on Southern California coast

Jun. 15, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — More than 30 brown pelicans have been viciously attacked and mutilated along a coastal stretch of Southern California, a wildlife care organization said Monday. At least 22 of the rescued pelicans had their wings broken so severely that...

Bill would pre-empt local say over offshore wind projects

Jun. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a law that would fast-track offshore wind energy projects by removing the ability of local governments to control power lines and other onshore components. The bill, introduced last week and advanced on...

Tropical Storm Bill strengthens some, far off Atlantic coast

Jun. 15, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The second named storm of this year’s hurricane season, Tropical Storm Bill, strengthened slightly off the U.S. eastern seaboard on Tuesday, but not for long. It was expected to dissipate on Wednesday over colder water as it approaches the coast of Nova Scotia. ...

19-year-old kneed by officer says he prayed for protection

Jun. 15, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Black 19-year-old said he prayed for protection as he was repeatedly kneed by a police officer on a Maryland beach town's boardwalk during a videotaped confrontation that began over vaping. “I just asked God to give me the strength and to...

Sri Lanka seeks UN help in assessing damage from ship fire

Jun. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government is seeking help from the United Nations and other countries in assessing the environmental damage caused by a fire on a container ship carrying chemicals that is sinking off its capital, officials said Tuesday. The 12-day...

Officials: Body of man who tried to rescue 2 recovered

Jun. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies believe they found the body Monday of a good Samaritan who tried to rescue a father and son who drowned off a Tampa Bay area beach last week. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a news conference that he...

Vintage duck hunting boats displayed in new NC museum

Jun. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A new museum will house wooden boats that plied the Currituck Sound when world-class duck hunting and bass fishing were livelihoods for local watermen and passions for the wealthy. The 10,000 square-foot, $4.3 million facility in the shadow of the...