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The Latest: California winds diminish amid high fire danger

Oct. 16, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California winds (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Winds that prompted California utilities to cut power in a precautionary move to prevent wildfires have decreased in strength but fire warnings remain in effect in southeastern and northeastern parts of the state. The National...

US industrial production rose 0.3 percent in September despite Hurricane Florence

Oct. 16, 2018 9:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production rose 0.3 percent in September despite Hurricane Florence.

Florida families still seek people missing in the hurricane

Oct. 16, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael's devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile...

Tropical Storm Tara soaking Mexico's central Pacific coast

Oct. 16, 2018 7:56 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Tara is drenching west-central Mexico while moving just offshore, and forecasters are warning of the danger of possible flash floods and high winds in some coastal areas. The storm that formed Monday is moving slowly along the Pacific coast and it's expected to remain...

Tropical storm lashes eastern Yemen province, injures 33

Oct. 16, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

SANNA, Yemen (AP) — A tropical storm has ravaged large areas of Yemen's eastern al-Mahra province, with three days of heavy rainfall and flooding injuring dozens, destroying property and killing livestock, Yemeni officials and the United Nations said Tuesday. They said that around 70 percent of the...

Far from coast, rural counties also recovering from Michael

Oct. 16, 2018 6:43 AM EDT

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane Michael's monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property, more an hour's drive inland from where the storm made landfall. They had made only one house payment and no payments yet on his...

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

Oct. 16, 2018 6:21 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting a firm grasp on how many died is...

California utilities say wind-driven outages still possible

Oct. 16, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California utilities were restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds projected to sweep the area into Tuesday morning could see more outages. Winds strong enough to topple trees and down power lines...

Tropical Storm Tara moving just off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 16, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Tara is dropping heavy rain on west-central Mexico while moving just offshore, and forecasters are warning of the danger of possible flash floods and high winds in some coastal areas. The storm that formed Monday is moving slowly off Mexico's Pacific coast and is expected...

The Latest: PG&E busy restoring power after wind cuts

Oct. 15, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on tens of thousands of people losing power in California because of wildfire danger (all times local): 8:15 p.m. California utilities are restoring electricity to tens of thousands of people after intentionally cutting their power because of concerns about high winds....