Biden, Macron pledge unity against Russia, discuss trade dispute

Biden, Macron pledge unity against Russia, discuss trade dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) – Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron vowed to maintain a united front against Russia on Thursday amid growing concerns about waning support for Ukraine’s war effort in the United States and Europe. Biden also signaled that he may be willing to tweak aspects of his signature climate legislation that have raised concerns … Read more

The Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

The Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

MIAMI (AP) – An Atlantic hurricane season that saw 14 named storms officially ended Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to struggle with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona . The 2022 season had an unusually quiet first half, but … Read more

Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from the Hawaii volcano

Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from the Hawaii volcano

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The world’s largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava Wednesday, drawing thousands of stunned onlookers who blocked a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow. Mauna Loa awoke from its 38-year slumber on Sunday, spewing volcanic ash and debris to drift down from the sky. A major highway … Read more

Storms cause large tornadoes that flood the south

Storms cause large tornadoes that flood the south

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Residents in several cities across Louisiana and Mississippi took cover as tornado sirens blared late Tuesday and forecasters warned of the threat of powerful twisters capable of tracking long distances on the ground as a severe weather outbreak broke out in the Deep South. There were no immediate reports of serious … Read more

Boiling water order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

Boiling water order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

HOUSTON — More than 2 million people in the Houston area were under a boil alert Monday after a power outage caused low pressure at a water treatment plant, officials said. The order means that water must be boiled before it is used for cooking, bathing or drinking. Several public and private schools in the … Read more

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas given to Taiwan from China, died Saturday after a short illness, the Taipei Zoo said. No cause of death was immediately given, but earlier reports said the panda was believed to have a malignant brain tumor, prompting China to send a pair of experts … Read more

Massive snowfall buries cars, continues to fall in western NY

Massive snowfall buries cars, continues to fall in western NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Piles of snow, in some places taller than most people, buried parts of western and northern New York as a lake-effect storm battered areas east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario for a third straight day Saturday with possibly even more to come. Snowfall totals as high as 77 inches (196 … Read more

‘Momentous:’ Feds promote biggest dam demolition in history

‘Momentous:’ Feds promote biggest dam demolition in history

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a plan to demolish four dams on a California river and open hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the world when it moves forward. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s unanimous vote on the lower … Read more

Republicans emphasize the benefits of fossil fuels in climate negotiations

Republicans emphasize the benefits of fossil fuels in climate negotiations

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Members of a Republican congressional delegation took the stage at this year’s U.N. climate talks Friday to highlight the benefits of fossil fuels — a bold move at a meeting focused on curbing carbon emissions for the benefit of humanity. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that heat-trapping gases such as those released … Read more

Fragment of destroyed shuttle Challenger found on the seabed

Fragment of destroyed shuttle Challenger found on the seabed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A large part of the wrecked space shuttle Challenger has been found buried in sand at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, more than three decades after the tragedy that killed a school teacher and six others. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center announced the discovery Thursday. “Of course the feelings come … Read more