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Opposition unseats prime minister in Bahamas elections

Sep. 17, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A new prime minister will soon lead the Bahamas as the archipelago struggles with a spike in COVID-19 cases, a crumbling economy and the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Philip Davis of the Progressive Liberal Party beat current Prime...

Health department: Wells flooded by Ida should be tested

Sep. 16, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Owners of private water wells that might have flooded during Hurricane Ida should have their water tested for contamination, the Louisiana Department of Health said Thursday. The department said in a news release that the wells must be...

Teachers organize supply drive for Ida-impacted schools

Sep. 16, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Area teachers are helping after a Louisiana community's only school had over a foot of water inside after Hurricane Ida struck last month. Levees, though elevated in recent years, breached and teachers from the neighboring community of Chackbay...

Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida. Flash flood warnings were in effect Wednesday evening in...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: Response Chilly To Gunn’s Tax Swap Philip Gunn is convinced that if Mississippi would swap its personal income tax for higher sales taxes on most things people in this state purchase, new residents...

After Ida hits, August industrial output gains slow to 0.4%

Sep. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slowed to a 0.4% gain in August as shutdowns of petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants caused by Hurricane Ida curbed manufacturing activity. Plant closures long the Gulf Coast as well as lost oil production during...

Nicholas, now a tropical depression, still douses Gulf Coast

Sep. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicholas continued weakening Tuesday night after being downgraded to a tropical depression and slowing to a crawl over southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, drenching both states with flooding rains. The downgrade...

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas, bringing a threat of up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast

Sep. 14, 2021 02:05 AM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas, bringing a threat of up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast.

Nicholas strengthens to hurricane ahead of Texas landfall

Sep. 14, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nicholas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Monday as it headed toward landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast and it was expected to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National...

National Hurricane Center says Nicholas strengthens to Category 1 hurricane as it heads toward Texas landfall

Sep. 13, 2021 23:22 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — National Hurricane Center says Nicholas strengthens to Category 1 hurricane as it heads toward Texas landfall.