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Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain

Nov. 14, 2018 1:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find. Hurricane Harvey snagged on the skyscrapers of Houston, causing it to slow and dump more rain than it normally would, one study found. The city's massive amounts of paving had an even...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 10:16 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

Nov. 12, 2018 8:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has expressed outrage that some voters in hurricane-ravaged Bay County had been allowed to vote by email against state rules. Gillum spoke Monday...

The Latest: Lawyer: Doors blocked, locked when women drowned

Nov. 8, 2018 12:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on state Senate hearings into the drowning of two mental health patients during Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:15 a.m. An attorney for the family of one of the two South Carolina mental health patients who drowned in the back of a police van says one door was...

Power fully restored to Florida residents hit by Michael

Nov. 7, 2018 2:27 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Utilities are reporting that all power has been restored in the Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael. The utility companies and cooperatives reported Tuesday to the Public Service Commission that they had zero outages for the first time since the Category 4 hurricane...

GOP's DeSantis defeats Gillum in Florida governor's race

Nov. 7, 2018 9:48 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was elected Florida governor Tuesday, riding the support of President Donald Trump to narrow victory in the battleground state. DeSantis, 40, was considered an underdog before Trump tweeted his support for DeSantis in December, a month...

Experts warn Puerto Rico at risk amid lack of disaster plan

Nov. 6, 2018 12:05 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than a year after Hurricane Maria caught Puerto Rico's government wildly unprepared, officials acknowledge they still haven't come up with a plan to cope with the next such disaster — and it's not clear when they will. The U.S. territory's government insisted for...

Suicide raises Florence death toll to 41 in North Carolina

Nov. 5, 2018 3:36 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's official death toll from Hurricane Florence is now 41, after a man whose home was damaged by two hurricanes in the past three years took his own life. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner added the 69-year-old Robeson County man to the Florence death count last...

Chargers RB Gordon questionable for Sunday's game

Nov. 2, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is questionable for Sunday's game at Seattle. Gordon missed the Chargers' last game on Oct. 21 in London against Tennessee due to a hamstring injury. The fourth-year running back was listed as a full participant during Friday's...

The Latest: 28 tornadoes confirmed in storm system

Nov. 2, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather (all times local): 5:20 p.m. At least 28 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. Damage surveys...