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Supreme Court hears battle over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

DENISE LAVOIE

February 24, 2020

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to remove an obstacle to construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, with a majority of justices expressing skepticism about a lower court ruling that tossed out a key permit needed for the natural gas pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail.Justices ...

Key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit heads to Supreme Court

DENISE LAVOIE, SARAH RANKIN, and ALAN SUDERMAN

February 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When plans for the 605-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline were first unveiled in 2014, supporters of the natural gas project brimmed with enthusiasm and promises.The pipeline would bring natural gas from West Virginia to growing markets in Virginia and North Carolina, and with it, w...

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel

SHEILA NORMAN-CULP

February 10, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay...

High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities

JOHN FLESHER

February 7, 2020

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer to tumbling down an 80-foot (24.4-meter) cliff into Lake Michigan.When her father built the 1,000-square-foot (93-square-meter), brick bungalow in the early 1950s near...

Nick Taylor takes lead on glorious day at Pebble Beach

DOUG FERGUSON

February 6, 2020

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor opened with an eagle, closed with two birdies and made a gorgeous day feel even better with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula that gave him the lead Thursday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Most of the interest over three courses in the rotation was at Spygla...

Lithuanian tourist killed in attack at Brazilian beach

February 6, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Lithuanian tourist was killed and his partner was allegedly raped in an attack near a popular seaside town south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said Thursday. One suspect was arrested.Police said they found the body of Adam Zindul in his rented residence, and that his partner told them ...

Photos of ‘king tides’ globally show risks of climate change

GILLIAN FLACCUS

February 5, 2020

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising sea levels will mean for coastal communities ar...

BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island

JANET McCONNAUGHEY

February 3, 2020

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and a devastating offshore oil spill 10 years ago.Gov. John Bel Edwards visited the island Monday, unveilin...

Attorney: Mar-a-Lago checkpoint crasher is mentally ill

TERRY SPENCER

February 3, 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Connecticut opera singer who drew gunfire when she smashed an SUV through security checkpoints outside President Donald Trump's Florida home is mentally ill and wasn't taking her medication before leading a trooper on a wild chase, her attorney told a judge Monday.Att...

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

JOSH BOAK and MIKE CATALINI

January 27, 2020

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there.Cape May County on the southern tip of New Jersey reflects just how much loyalty Tr...