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  • 3 men rescued from Pacific island thanks to "help" sign

    April 9, 2016 5:46 PM

    HONOLULU - Officials say three men who had been missing for three days were rescued Thursday from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted a gigantic "help" spelled out with palm leaves. U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Melissa McKenzie said Saturday that the men were reported missing Tuesday... more »
  • Volcanic eruption creates new island

    January 21, 2015 2:02 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island - although scientists say it could soon disappear. The volcano has been erupting for a month in the ocean about 65 kilometers 40 miles northwest of the capital, Nuku'alofa. Last week it disrupted international air travel... more »
  • Tar mats prompt La. to close small area off island

    July 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed an area off East Grand Terre Island to all but recreational rod and reel fishing because tar mats were removed from the area. BP PLC says the closing appears groundless and began well after the mats were found... more »

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