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Willa roars over Mexico prison island, heads for resort area

Oct. 23, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Willa roared over an offshore penal colony and closed in on Mexico's Pacific coast with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday, threatening a major resort area along with fishing villages and farms. Emergency officials said they evacuated more than 4,250 people in coastal towns...

Trump signs water projects bill; 1 aimed at Fla. toxic algae

Oct. 23, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a wide-ranging bill to improve the nation's water infrastructure, including a Florida project intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches. The law signed Tuesday will help create a reservoir south of...

The Latest: Mexico says 4,250 evacuate before Willa

Oct. 23, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Willa (all times local): 1:20 P.M. Mexican emergency officials say they've evacuated more than 4,250 people in towns along the Pacific coast that are threatened by Hurricane Willa. Civil defense director Luis Felipe Puente said at a televised news conference...

Rosier has his QB job back at Miami, and now aims to keep it

Oct. 23, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — There are two distinct truths about Miami quarterback Malik Rosier, and they don't go together. His passing percentage is mediocre. His winning percentage is fantastic. The backup-turned-starter-turned-backup is now the starter again for the Hurricanes, who visit Boston College on...

Puerto Ricans fight for insurance money a year after Maria

Oct. 23, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

DORADO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Puerto Ricans have been forced to drain their savings, close their businesses, or resign themselves to living with structural damage as they fight insurance companies over millions of dollars' worth of claims that have gone unanswered or unpaid more than a year after...

Category 4 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 22, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) Monday night, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. Farther south, Mexican officials reported 12 deaths related to heavy rains...

The Latest: Hurricane Willa now Category 4, still dangerous

Oct. 22, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Willa and other storms (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Hurricane Willa has weakened slightly off Mexico's Pacific Coast and is now a Category 4 storm, but remains "extremely dangerous" ahead of an expected landfall Tuesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says...

Hurricane Willa grows to Category 5 force as it heads toward Mexican coast

Oct. 22, 2018 10:50 AM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa grows to Category 5 force as it heads toward Mexican coast.

'Extremely dangerous' Cat 4 Hurricane Willa heads for Mexico

Oct. 22, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific, on a path that could potentially bring landfall on a stretch of coast in Mexico between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said late...

Hurricane Willa a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico

Oct. 21, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Hurricane Willa rapidly gained force and grew into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm in the Pacific off Mexico on Sunday, with a potential to make landfall on a western stretch of coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days. The U.S. National...