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Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 1:18 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump again weighed in on Florida's election recount Tuesday, calling for the state's Democratic senator to admit he lost and again implied two counties' election officials are trying to steal the election from the Republicans without offering any proof. Trump...

Hurricane Florence breaks 28 streamflow records in Carolinas

Nov. 13, 2018 1:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal report shows Hurricane Florence broke records in a key flooding measure at more than two-dozen stream gages in the Carolinas. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report Tuesday on streamflow, which measures how much water passes a fixed point at a river or stream. Records...

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...

American Airlines packs food for Florida hurricane relief

Nov. 8, 2018 5:47 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — American Airlines volunteers are gathering to pack 5,000 boxes of food for Florida communities affected by recent hurricanes. Team members planned to gather Thursday at one of the airline's O'Hare International Airport hangars. They planned to work in assembly line-fashion to pack up 75,000...

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...

Florence victim plans home repairs after $150K lottery prize

Nov. 7, 2018 2:07 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman whose home suffered hurricane damage for the second time in two years is planning repairs with her lottery winnings. North Carolina lottery officials said Shirley Tolson will use the nearly $106,000 she pocketed from a scratch-off prize for repairs after her roof...

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...