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Supreme Court hears battle over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By 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...

Key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit heads to Supreme Court

By 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...

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel

By 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...

High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities

By 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...

Nick Taylor takes lead on glorious day at Pebble Beach

By 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...

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...

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

By 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...

BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island

By 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....

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

By 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...

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

By 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...