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Police: DNA links Florida man to 'serial' slayings of women

Sep. 16, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three women shot in the head, each dumped a month a part — the 2006 killings scared Daytona Beach's street people so badly that they memorized suspicious men's license plate numbers and gave them to police. And then suddenly the slayings stopped. Ten years later, a...

Customs: Bahamian girl in custody unaccompanied by family

Sep. 11, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Bahamian girl who evacuated to Florida after Hurricane Dorian was transferred to the government's custody because she arrived in the U.S. with an adult who was not a family member, immigration officials said Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials "made multiple attempts" to...

The Latest: Florida coast sees tropical storm conditions

Sep. 4, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:00 a.m. Tropical storm conditions continue along portions of the northeastern coast of Florida as Dorian continues to make its slow trek toward the U.S. The National Hurricane Center says the deadly storm was centered at 5 a.m....

The Latest: Dorian weakens to Category 3 hurricane

Sep. 3, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:00 a.m. Dorian has weakened to a Category 3 hurricane but continues to batter the Bahamas as it remains almost at a standstill. At 2:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the ferocious storm's center was about 30 miles (48 kilometers)...

The Latest: Dorian continues to pounds northern Bahamas

Sep. 1, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The National Hurricane Center has extended hurricane and storm surge watches northward in Florida to the Georgia state line as Hurricane Dorian continues to pound the northern Bahamas. As of 11 p.m. Sunday, the hurricane had weakened...

The Latest: 'Extremely dangerous' Dorian nearing the Bahamas

Aug. 31, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Dorian is moving closer to the northern Bahamas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian remained a powerful Category 4 storm at 11 p.m. EDT Saturday and was about 125 miles (200...

The Latest: South Carolina declares emergency before storm

Aug. 31, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Gov. Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency in South Carolina after the latest forecast for Hurricane Dorian increased the threat to the state. The emergency declaration makes it easier to get federal help and let state...

The Latest: Category 4 Hurricane Dorian growing stronger

Aug. 30, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian, hours after become an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm, has gotten even stronger. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian is now packing top sustained winds of 140 mph (220 kph) as it...

AP Was There: Hurricane heads for Florida coast

Aug. 30, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, which hit the Florida Keys, was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States, based on barometric pressure. The hurricane killed 408 people and was one of the 10 deadliest storms in U.S. history. The Associated Press was there and published this...

The Latest: Dorian strengthens to Category 2 storm

Aug. 29, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 2 hurricane and is expected to continue strengthening over the weekend as it advances toward Florida. The National Hurricane Center says in an 11 p.m. Thursday forecast that the storm has maximum...