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Amid squalor and debris, Michael's survivors cling to motel

Oct. 17, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael. Families huddle under makeshift tents and in breezeways strewn with broken glass and roofing...

Mexico Beach residents return home 1 week after Michael

Oct. 17, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach began returning home for the first time Wednesday since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered across the Florida sand. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding no trace of the...

The Latest: Residents return to devastated Mexico Beach

Oct. 17, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered across the Florida sand. Nancy Register...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 17, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PROBE INTO KHASHOGGI CASE FAR FROM OVER Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Turkey, where a newspaper detailed the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in...

After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on

Oct. 17, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — First Hurricane Michael damaged the radio station where they worked and then the owner shut the station down permanently — but that hasn't stopped two Florida radio hosts from continuing their mission of informing their listeners during the disaster. Instead, Tiffany Dunning and...

Former Tropical Storm Tara dissipates in Pacific off Mexico

Oct. 16, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Tara weakened to a depression Tuesday and dissipated several hours later, after drenching Mexico's central Pacific coast while moving just offshore. Forecasters said rain from the remnants of the storm could still cause flash floods or mudslides in some coastal areas,...

Florida reporting 16 deaths after Michael, other states 10

Oct. 16, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That's in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. Here are some of the circumstances under which people died: FLORIDA:...

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

Oct. 16, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That's in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. The scope of the storm's fury became...

The Latest: Verizon giving credit to hardest-hit counties

Oct. 16, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Telecommunications company Verizon says it is going to give three months of service to customers who reside in some of the Florida counties slammed by Hurricane Michael. In a statement issued Tuesday, Verizon Wireless...

Virginia police recover body during storm cleanup

Oct. 16, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have recovered a body during cleanup efforts following the flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Michael, but it's unclear whether the death was storm-related. Roanoke police said apparent human remains were found in the Roanoke River on Tuesday morning. Police...