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Study: Puerto Ricans in Florida after storm below 50,000

Oct. 22, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's possible that the number of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria has been overestimated. A new study released this month by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research suggests that between 30,000 and 50,000 islanders settled in Florida...

Hurricane Michael could sour Florida's tupelo honey harvest

Oct. 22, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael toppled beehives and stripped flowering plants across Florida's Panhandle, threatening tupelo honey production in a tiny community that is the primary source of the sweet delicacy. Tanker trucks of corn syrup and tens of thousands of pounds of synthetic pollen are being...

Category 5 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 22, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. The hurricane was expected to pass over or near...

The Latest: Willa becomes Category 5 storm off Mexico

Oct. 22, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Willa and other storms (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Willa has grown into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm on a track toward the Mexican coast south of Mazatlan. Willa has maximum sustained winds of 160...

Absentee rules eased to help Florence's displaced residents

Oct. 22, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials are providing more leeway to the voters living in the counties hardest hit by Hurricane Florence and filling out mail-in absentee ballots. State elections board Executive Director Kim Strach issued an emergency order to let 28 eastern counties accept...

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.

Survey: Florida Keys population dropped after Hurricane Irma

Oct. 22, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — An annual population survey in the Florida Keys shows how many people left the island chain after Hurricane Irma last year. The Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Florida found that every Keys city and the unincorporated areas of Monroe County lost residents...

Wolf missing after Hurricane Michael recovered in Florida

Oct. 22, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

EBRO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a wolf named Tahane that escaped from a Florida animal preserve during Hurricane Michael. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that a deputy and a resident spotted the 16-year-old gray wolf in the Ebro area late Friday. Seacrest Wolf...

South Carolina State Fair tops 2017 attendance despite storm

Oct. 22, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The 2018 South Carolina State Fair topped last year's attendance even though Tropical Storm Michael closed the fair for one day. Fair officials said in a news release Sunday night that nearly 444,000 guests attended the 2018 version. That's up more than 16,000 visitors from last year,...

Chargers expect injured RB Gordon to return after bye week

Oct. 22, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers believe running back Melvin Gordon will be able to return after the bye week from a hamstring injury that kept him out of their game against the Tennessee Titans. Even without Gordon, the Chargers edged the Titans 20-19 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Gordon, who...