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  • Experts remove whale carcass near San Francisco

    When a 50-foot sperm whale washed ashore on a beach south of San Francisco, people stopped to look, snapped pictures of the massive mammal and even reached out and touched the creature that looks more like a dark ocean rock than the largest tooth predator...
  • Gulf County offers some of the best scalloping in Florida

    Gulf County offers some of the best scalloping in Florida
    Have you ever gone scalloping? Personally, I had not, until a recent trip to Gulf County, Fla. I wasn't even sure what the act of "scalloping" was. Yes, getting scallops, surely, but how? And what did that entail? It turns out, it's both fairly simple,...
  • Serenity, rejuvenation on a Western Caribbean cruise

    I grew up by the sea: the sounds, the smell and the beckoning horizon. Rowboats, sailboats, canoes and kayaks were no strangers to me, but I have cruised only three times in my life: the first two on ships that carried 300 to 400 people each; this time,...
  • Cruise ship spending accounts for $7.3 billion in Florida

    Cruise ship spending accounts for $7.3 billion in Florida
    A business-oriented research group says the 9 million cruise passengers that came through Florida in 2013 accounted for $7.3 billion in direct spending. Florida TaxWatch said in a report released last week that Florida has three of the most-visited...
  • Jamaica's Good Hope Plantation once housed one of the island's wealthiest sugar cane traders

    FALMOUTH, Jamaica The stately Good Hope Plantation offers first-rate sunrises. That's because the former sugar estate sits atop the world in hilly northwest Jamaica. It rises above the surrounding Queen of Spain Valley and the fast-flowing Martha Brae...
  • South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

    South Korea's oceans ministry said Monday that it was ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, and that the operation would begin soon after it gets formal approval. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries...
  • The Latest: Migrant survivor says 950 aboard capsized boat

    10:20 p.m. (2020 GMT, 4:20 p.m.) Italian prosecutors say a survivor of the migrant boat capsizing in the Mediterranean has told them 950 people were aboard, including hundreds who were locked in the hold by smugglers. Catania Prosecutor Giovanni Salvi...
  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands...
  • Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy

    Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The precise figure of deaths is unknown. But the ill-documented toll...
  • Behind the lens of 5 iconic AP photos of the BP oil spill

    Coverage of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been killed and wounded in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and how bad the leak might get. It turned into a marathon as at least 134...
  • Clear post-ice Lake Michigan shows off submerged shipwrecks

    The clear blue, post-winter waters of northern Lake Michigan have disclosed some of their hidden history to a U.S. Coast Guard crew, which took a series of photographs of shipwrecks lying on the lake bottom in the waters off the Sleeping Bear Dunes...