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3 years 7 months ago

Airlines back in profit in second quarter

The International Air Transport Association says 47 major carriers it monitors to assess the industry's financial health reported a net profit of $3.9 billion in the second quarter. The results contrast with the $881 million net loss posted by carriers a year earlier. IATA says airlines in North...

3 years 7 months ago

Hurricane Danielle now a major storm

Forecasts say Hurricane Danielle has reached major hurricane status and keeps getting more dangerous. National Hurricane Center forecasters say Danielle is now a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. Forecasters say swells churned up by Danielle could reach parts of the U.S. East Coast by...

3 years 7 months ago

Hurricane Danielle gets a little stronger

Hurricane Danielle has strengthened a little as it swirls far out over the Atlantic. After unexpectedly losing strength Tuesday, Danielle's maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday to near 85 mph. Additional strengthening is expected over the next two days. The hurricane is located about 795 miles east of the...

3 years 7 months ago

Tropical storm gathers strength, heads for land

Tropical storm watches and warnings have been extended westward along Mexico's coast as Tropical Storm Frank churns in the Pacific. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Danielle is getting stronger far out over the Atlantic. On Monday, Mexico extended a tropical storm warning from west of Tecpan de Galeana to Zihuatanejo....

4 years 5 months ago

Tropical Storm Rick intensifying in the Pacific

Tropical Storm Rick is quickly intensifying in the Pacific off Mexico's coast. Rick's maximum sustained winds had increased to 65 mph (100 kph) early Friday and is expected to reach hurricane strength later in the day. The tropical storm is centered about 315 miles (505 kilometers) south-southeast of Acapulco, Mexico,...

4 years 6 months ago

Pacific storm weakens

Patricia has weakened to a remnant low, a day after prompting officials in Mexico's Los Cabos resorts to close schools and ready emergency shelters. The system has maximum sustained winds near 30 mph and is expected to weaken and dissipate in the next day or two. The storm weakened to...

4 years 6 months ago

Mercury leaking at closed California mine sites

Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen...

4 years 6 months ago

Tropical storm off Mexico not likely to grow

Forecasters don't expect a significant change in strength for Tropical Storm Marty on Thursday as it swirls in the Pacific off Mexico's coast. Marty's maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph Thursday morning. The tropical storm, which formed on Wednesday, is centered about 300 miles southwest of the...

4 years 6 months ago

Tropical depression forms off Mexico's coast

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Pacific, off Mexico's western coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression could reach tropical storm strength sometime Wednesday. The center of the system is located about 340 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and moving north-northwest...

4 years 6 months ago

Obama administration submits salmon plan

The Obama administration has outlined its long-awaited plan to protect salmon in the Pacific Northwest. The administration submitted the plan to a federal judge Tuesday in Portland. Officials say the plan would more aggressively protect declining fish runs and account for the effects of climate change. The issue was hotly...

4 years 7 months ago

Resort communities suffer little damage

A weakening Hurricane Jimena is pounding the middle of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula after brushing the resort area farther south. The peninsula's biggest resort, Los Cabos, is dealing with some power outages and roads choked with mud, but appears to have escaped major damage. The region saw driving rain and...

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