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Death row inmate's attorneys say appeal ignores justice

Oct. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abudur'Rahman said Friday that the state attorney general is valuing "proceduralism over justice" with an attempt to scuttle a resentencing agreement. Brad MacLean, who has defended Abudur'Rahman (AHB'-dur-RAK'-mahn) for more than...

The Latest: Winds buffet New England as Dorian speeds north

Sep. 7, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Hurricane Dorian is producing tropical storm-force winds in southeastern Massachusetts as it speeds toward eastern Canada. The Category 1 storm was around 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts,...

Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida

Aug. 30, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dorian powered toward Florida with increasing fury Friday, becoming an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm but leaving forecasters uncertain whether it would make a direct hit on the state's east coast or inflict a glancing blow. The storm's winds rose to 130 mph (215 kph) and...

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...

No state-wide evacuation call for Dorian, unlike Irma

Aug. 30, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he'll issue no blanket calls for Floridians to leave the state, apparently hoping to avoid some of the chaos that characterized the run-up to Hurricane Irma in 2017. DeSantis said at a briefing Friday morning that there will be evacuation orders, but he would...

Report: Chaos, rising temps at nursing home where 12 died

Aug. 27, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida nursing home descended into chaos as its temperatures rose after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning in 2017, leading to the deaths of 12 people and the arrest this week of an administrator and three nurses on manslaughter charges, according to a report cited by...

Florida nursing home employees charged in patient deaths

Aug. 26, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four employees of a Florida nursing home where 12 people died in sweltering heat after a hurricane cut power were charged Monday, at least three of them with aggravated manslaughter, their attorneys said. Nursing home patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills,...

The Latest: 4 charged in Florida nursing home deaths

Aug. 26, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on employees of a nursing home where 12 people died facing charges (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Four employees of a Florida nursing home where 12 people died in sweltering heat after a hurricane cut power have been charged, at least two of them with manslaughter....