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Live Updates: Hurricane Ian destroys 4th South Carolina pier

Sep. 30, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

The Latest on Hurricane Ian: COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hurricane Ian has destroyed at least four piers along South Carolina’s northern coast. The brunt of the surge and waves from the Category 1 storm hit around Myrtle Beach on Friday. Police said the...

Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida surveys devastation

Sep. 30, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A revived Hurricane Ian made landfall on coastal South Carolina on Friday, threatening the historic city of Charleston with severe flooding after the deadly storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and trapped thousands in their homes. Ian’s center came...

In Ian's wake, worried families crowdsource rescue efforts

Sep. 30, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

Many people whose loved ones stayed behind in the pathway of Hurricane Ian are crowdsourcing rescue efforts as they grapple with the helplessness of waiting and not knowing. In TikTok videos and Facebook posts, families are sharing their desperate pleas and strangers are answering...

Former NFL player, 2nd rock climber found dead in California

Sep. 30, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Two rock climbers, including a former NFL player, were found dead near a Southern California peak after rescue crews responded to reports of injuries, authorities said. The climbers were identified Thursday as Chelsea Walsh, 33, and Gavin Escobar, 31. ...

Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina

Sep. 29, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward South Carolina. Hours...

Live Updates: Hurricane Ian wallops Florida, heads north

Sep. 29, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

The Latest on Hurricane Ian: SANIBEL, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian’s passage has risen to four overall after an official said late Thursday that two people were confirmed dead on a hard-hit barrier island on Florida’s western coast. Dana Souza,...

Family frantically searched for Iranian woman after arrest

Sep. 29, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — When Mahsa Amini was detained in the Iranian capital for wearing her veil too loosely, her family sprang into action, calling relatives, friends, contacts — anyone who could help. One of her cousins, Irfan Mortezai, living in neighboring Iraq, got the...

Montenegro police conducting raids in search of spy ring

Sep. 29, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro police were raiding multiple locations in the country as part of an investigation into an alleged ring of spies, officials said Thursday. The police were “searching several apartments and other premises used by (Montenegrin) citizens...

Body of US extreme skier recovered from Nepal mountain

Sep. 29, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The body of a famed U.S. extreme skier who went missing this week after falling from the world’s eighth-highest mountain was recovered Wednesday and transported to Nepal's capital. Hilaree Nelson, 49, was skiing down from the 8,163-meter (26,775-foot)...

Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes

Sep. 28, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 2 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. A coastal sheriff's...