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Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 2:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally-mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

The Latest: Gillum angry about emailed votes, Trump tweet

Nov. 12, 2018 8:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has expressed outrage that some voters in hurricane-ravaged Bay County had been allowed to vote by email against state rules. Gillum spoke Monday...

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

Nov. 8, 2018 5:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, didn't tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according...

The Latest: Lawyer: Doors blocked, locked when women drowned

Nov. 8, 2018 12:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on state Senate hearings into the drowning of two mental health patients during Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:15 a.m. An attorney for the family of one of the two South Carolina mental health patients who drowned in the back of a police van says one door was...

No one lost: Rescuers save 4 fishermen in Channel storm

Nov. 8, 2018 9:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Four fishermen have been rescued after capsizing in the English Channel during a heavy storm. Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency said Thursday the men capsized east of Eastbourne late Wednesday afternoon. Two were reportedly in the sea and the other two were sitting on the hull of the...

Power fully restored to Florida residents hit by Michael

Nov. 7, 2018 2:27 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Utilities are reporting that all power has been restored in the Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael. The utility companies and cooperatives reported Tuesday to the Public Service Commission that they had zero outages for the first time since the Category 4 hurricane...

GOP's DeSantis defeats Gillum in Florida governor's race

Nov. 7, 2018 9:48 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was elected Florida governor Tuesday, riding the support of President Donald Trump to narrow victory in the battleground state. DeSantis, 40, was considered an underdog before Trump tweeted his support for DeSantis in December, a month...

The Latest: Trump says election results 'tremendous success'

Nov. 7, 2018 9:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 11:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is deeming the election results a "tremendous success," as Republicans maintain control of the Senate but Democrats make gains in the House. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: "Tremendous success tonight. Thank you...

1 dead, 2 injured as storms, tornadoes hit South

Nov. 6, 2018 5:45 PM EST

CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across the South with tornadoes on Tuesday killed a person and injured at least two others, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, officials said. The weather disrupted Election Day voting in some places, forcing citizens to use paper...

The Latest: 2 voting precincts open late in West Virginia

Nov. 6, 2018 12:51 PM EST

CHRISTIANA, Tennessee (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Storms that swept through West Virginia early Tuesday caused two voting precincts to open a little late but didn't cause any lasting problems. West Virginia Secretary of State's spokesman Michael Queen said...