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  • Katia quickly strengthens to Cat. 2 in Atlantic

    September 5, 2011 9:31 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Katia has strengthened to a Category 2 storm in the open Atlantic. There are still no watches and warnings in effect and it's too soon to know if it will threaten land. A forecast map predicts that the storm will take... more »
  • Tropical Storm Bret Forms in Atlantic Near Bahamas

    July 17, 2011 8:41 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - A tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean near the northern Bahamas. Authorities in the Bahamas issued a tropical storm watch for Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands. Tropical Storm Bret isn't expected to approach the U.S. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's center... more »
  • US Predicts 3 to 6 Major Atlantic Hurricanes

    May 20, 2011 7:55 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - U.S. government forecasters are expecting three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season. The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration released its forecast for the 2011 season Thursday. Scientists say as many as 18 named tropical storms may develop. Six to 10 of those... more »
  • Studying Whether Oil Spill Affected Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

    October 11, 2010 2:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Marine Fisheries Service will study whether the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has depleted the population of Atlantic bluefin tuna to the point that the food fish should be placed on the endangered species list. The fisheries service will make a recommendation by... more »
  • Powerful Hurricane Igor Roared Far Out In The Atlantic

    September 13, 2010 12:50 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Igor roared far out in the Atlantic Monday, with forecasters expecting it to remain over open water through at least the end of the week. Igor was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (240 kph). The forecast track shows it... more »
  • Tropical Storm Fiona Has Formed in the Atlantic Ocean

    August 30, 2010 5:07 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fiona has formed in the Atlantic Ocean behind Hurricane Earl, which is battering the northeastern Caribbean. Fiona formed east of the Leeward Islands on Monday afternoon and forecasters say a tropical storm wate tmay be required later in the day.... more »
  • Earl Becomes a Category 1 Hurricane in Atlantic

    August 29, 2010 12:38 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Earl has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward several islands in the eastern Caribbean. Meanwhile, the Category 1 Hurricane Danielle was bringing dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Earl could make... more »
  • Tropical Storm Colin Moving Rapidly Across Atlantic

    August 3, 2010 11:39 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Colin is moving rapidly across the Atlantic but early forecasts put it on a track off the U.S. Atlantic seaboard rather than into the Gulf of Mexico, where BP is working to finally plug its blown-out oil well. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • Alex, First Named Atlantic Storm, Moves into Gulf

    June 27, 2010 6:54 PM

    BELIZE CITY (AP) - Tropical Storm Alex moved into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday after weakening to a depression as it swirled across Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, dumping rains that left at least four people dead across the region. Alex is expected to regain strength in the coming days... more »
  • Love Handles Shooting

    February 24, 2010 8:16 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Score one for the love handles. Samantha Lynn Frazier says her love handles saved her life. The Florida woman was shot in the left side while walking into an Atlantic City bar. The Press of Atlantic City reports the 35-year-old says she heard two pops... more »

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