SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Obama administration tried to give a boost to the U.S. seafood industry by allowing marine aquaculture to expand into federal waters — yet not a single offshore farm is in operation since the first permit was issued nearly two years ago.
The pioneers of offshore aquaculture say their plans have stalled or been abandoned because of the long, extensive and expensive permitting process. One permit holder has spent $1 million and not seeded any mussels...
CHICAGO (AP) — Several hundred protesters again amassed on the streets of Chicago in response to the city's release of a squad-car video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager.
Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder for the 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times.
Here's a look at what's happened so far and what's to come:
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sandra is still a powerful Category 3 storm in the eastern Pacific, but it is expected to weaken significantly before it reaches Mexico's mainland.
The hurricane's maximum sustained winds Thursday night were 120 mph (195 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says rapid weakening is expected: Sandra is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm Friday night and become a remnant low on Saturday before it reaches the coast of Mexico's Sinaloa state....
Among the 130 victims killed in attacks in Paris were students, a filmmaker, a doctor, artists, music lovers and beloved parents and children. They had varied backgrounds and interests. Here are some of their stories:
Raphael Ruiz, 37, worked at a desk job, but his real love was being on stage with his guitar or studying licks firsthand at concerts. He died when terrorists attacked Bataclan music hall, where he was listening to a rock concert....