Bye-bye buoy: Large beacon removed from Florida beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A large red navigation buoy that escaped from the Atlantic Ocean for the second time was removed Thursday from a Florida beach where it had become something of a tourist attraction. Crews with a flatbed truck removed the nearly 7-ton (6.35-metric-ton) buoy from New Smyrna Beach, where it came […]

Looking down on a decade: Satellite images tell the stories

There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, captured through state-of-the-art imaging satellites belonging to technology company and imagery provider Maxar Technologies. Together, The Associated Press and Maxar […]

2,000-plus turn up at funeral of Florida veteran with no kin

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Most of the 2,000-plus people who gathered in the Florida heat Tuesday didn’t know Edward Pearson. They knew little, if anything, about the life of the 80-year-old Army veteran. But they knew of his death, and that was reason enough to attend his funeral. They came on rumbling Harley Davidsons and […]

Tourist-dependent Bahamas says it’s still open for business

The Bahamas was on track for a record year of tourism before Hurricane Dorian hit. Now, the outlook for that vital sector is uncertain. Some of the best-known resorts in the 700-island chain, like Atlantis, Paradise Island, were unscathed by the monster storm. So was Nassau, the largest city. But 100 miles away, on Grand […]

The Latest: Dorian death toll in Bahamas rises to 30

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Officials in the Bahamas say the country’s death toll from Hurricane Dorian has increased to 30. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands told The Associated Press that in a phone interview late Thursday that he expects that number to be “significantly higher” […]

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see weather disasters worsening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of Americans see weather disasters, like Hurricane Dorian, worsening and most of them blame global warming to some extent, a new poll finds. And scientists say they’re right. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey shows 72% of Americans think catastrophic weather is more severe, while 4% see […]

Hurricane death toll climbs to 20 in devastated Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The ground crunched under Greg Alem’s feet on Wednesday as he walked over the ruins of his home, laid waste by Hurricane Dorian. He touched a splintered beam of wood and pointed to the fallen trees, overcome by memories. “We planted those trees ourselves. Everything has a memory, you know,” he […]

Hurricane Dorian death toll climbs to 20 in devastated Bahamas

The ground crunched under Greg Alem’s feet on Wednesday as he walked over the ruins of his home, laid waste by Hurricane Dorian. He touched a splintered beam of wood and pointed to the fallen trees, overcome by memories.

The Latest: Minnis: Many still in shelters on Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says he has visited storm-ravaged Grand Bahama, finding many people remain in shelters even though much of the flooding has eased. Minnis spoke at a news briefing Wednesday evening and said many are suffering in Grand […]

Weather-tested residents brace for Dorian on Southeast coast

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Weather-tested residents along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas were using their experience with past storms to guide them Tuesday as they readied their homes for Hurricane Dorian and decided whether to heed evacuation orders. “Here we are,” said Ed Bandarovich as he strolled along sunlit Folly Beach outside […]

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