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In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

Oct. 16, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out 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 so far getting a firm grasp on how many died is...

In Florida, families seeking the missing amid storm damage

Oct. 16, 2018 12:11 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...

The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

Oct. 15, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:25 a.m. A Washington lobbying firm has told Saudi Arabia it will no longer represent the kingdom, as international furor builds over the...

Deputies search for Wisconsin girl whose parents are dead

Oct. 15, 2018 9:41 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities searched Monday for a 13-year-old girl they believe is in danger after her parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home. Deputies went to the home in Barron after dispatchers received a 911 call from an unknown person at around 1 a.m. Monday, Barron County Sheriff...

Families search for the missing in the hurricane's aftermath

Oct. 15, 2018 9:34 PM 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...

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued to deny they...

In Florida, a slow wait for news on hurricane's death toll

Oct. 15, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out 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 so far getting a firm grasp on how many died is...

The Latest: Authorities release names of Wisconsin victims

Oct. 15, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin teenager who disappeared after her parents were found dead in their home (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Authorities have released the names of a man and woman who were found dead in their western Wisconsin home. The Barron County Sheriff's...

Rain suspends search for person still missing in Texas flood

Oct. 15, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

JUNCTION, Texas (AP) — A rainy forecast has led authorities to suspend the search for the last person still missing after four were swept away last week by raging floodwaters in West Texas. Kimble County Sheriff Hilario Cantu said Monday that "it's just not safe to be on the river now." He says the search...

Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

Oct. 15, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn't been scaled in eight years. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a...