Coastlines and beaches

March 24, 2019 - 3:47 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia was bracing Sunday to be hit by a second powerful cyclone in two days, as Cyclone Veronica bore down on the country's northwest coast. The storm was expected to make landfall Sunday afternoon, a day after Cyclone Trevor hit a remote part of the Northern Territory coast...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan visit a church at Byblos, Lebanon, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 2:57 pm
BYBLOS, Lebanon (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan spent much of the second and last day of their visit to Lebanon touring historical churches and a centuries-old citadel in this coastal city. Saturday's tour in Byblos and a nearby village came a day after Pompeo blasted...
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March 21, 2019 - 2:35 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is evacuating about 2,000 people from part of northern Australia ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday. Evacuees were being moved by air and road Thursday from remote, mostly indigenous communities on the Northern Territory's east coast to the territory's...
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This photo provided on Thursday March 14, 2019 by the Marine Nationale, shows the Grimaldi vessel Grande America on fire in the Bay of Biscay, off the west coast of France, Monday March 11, 2019. French authorities are working to contain an oil spill off the Atlantic Coast after the Italian tanker sank following a fire. French and British rescue teams saved all 27 people aboard the Grande America tanker after it sank Tuesday. (Marine Nationale via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 5:44 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are working to contain a fuel spill off the Atlantic Coast after an Italian container ship sank following a fire. French and British rescue teams saved all 27 people aboard the Grande America after it sank Tuesday, according to a French government statement. Images...
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Journalists film Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivering the work reports at the opening session of the China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 05, 2019 - 5:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 percent rise in military spending Tuesday as it convened an annual legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington. Seeking to defuse U.S. and European complaints the Chinese system is rigged against...
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Kathryn Welch burns a pile of branches she cut off the trees that fell around her home from Hurricane Michael in Cottondale, Fla, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Welch has spent hours everyday clearing her yard of downed trees since the storm hit. Life is still a struggle in the areas hardest hit by Michael four months after the Category 4 storm cut a wide swatch of devastation through the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
March 02, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Paulina "Bela" Sebastiao would give almost anything to be able to do a load of laundry without having to drive miles from her Mexico Beach home. Anthony Campbell would appreciate having a gas station closer than an hour away from his house in Parker. And Patrick Muth just...
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March 01, 2019 - 10:37 am
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — Storm surge barriers to temporarily close off inlets and portions of bays during severe storms are among measures envisioned in a new study to protect New Jersey coastal areas from back bay flooding. Such flooding caused major damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, even...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, a lobster walks into a lobster trap on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean off Biddeford, Maine. Preliminary data from the federal government shows U.S. lobster exports to China held steady during the year despite tariffs imposed during trade hostilities between the two countries. China is one of the biggest buyers of American lobster, which is hauled to the shore mostly in the New England states and Canada. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
February 27, 2019 - 11:42 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America is still sending millions of pounds of lobster to China, but members of the seafood industry remain on edge about the future of the United States' relationship with one of its most important customers. The U.S. exported more than 17.6 million pounds (8 million...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2016 file photo, Heidi Lilley stands for a portrait near the spot where she was arrested by the Laconia, N.H. police. On Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, New Hampshire's highest court has upheld the conviction of three women arrested for going topless on a New Hampshire beach. In a 3-2 ruling, the court found Laconia's ordinance does not discriminate on the basis of gender or violate the women's right to free speech. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 5:38 pm
New Hampshire's highest court upheld Friday the conviction of three women who were arrested for going topless on a beach, finding their constitutional rights were not violated. In a 3-2 ruling, the court decided that Laconia's ordinance does not discriminate on the basis of gender or violate the...
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Imen Triqui, one of the defense lawyers talks to the Associated Press outside the Hall of Justice in Tunis, Friday, Feb.8, 2019. More than 40 people have been summoned to face trial over Tunisia's deadliest attack in a Mediterranean resort in 2015 and the verdict in expected Friday Feb.8, 2019, more than 3-1/2 years after the attack on the Imperial Hotel in the beach resort of Sousse left 38 people dead, mostly British tourists (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
February 08, 2019 - 1:19 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for suspects in two separate attacks in Tunisia that killed some 60 people, mainly tourists, offered condolences to the victims' families Friday. Twenty-four suspects, who have all denied any direct role in the attack, attended the final hearing of the trial over a...
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