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Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens

Jul. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory's governor. One of the search warrants said that government officials...

Tropical storm forms in Pacific; no threat to land

Jul. 23, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new tropical storm has formed over the Pacific Ocean, but it's expected to be short-lived and doesn't threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dalila was centered about 580 miles (935 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California...

Texas park reopens for overnight camping 2 years post-Harvey

Jul. 23, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A south Texas state park has reopened for overnight camping nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered the coastal area. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Monday announced Mustang Island State Park has overnight camping available after Harvey delayed a...

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Jul. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers. The...

Tropical depression forms offshore from South Florida

Jul. 22, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed in warm waters offshore of South Florida. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the tropical depression emerged Monday afternoon about 120 miles (195 kilometers) southeast of West Palm Beach and has top sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph). It's moving to...

Dune-divided community eyes boardwalk to 'heal the damage'

Jul. 22, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

MARGATE, N.J. (AP) — Perhaps nowhere in New Jersey was the resistance to a protective sand dune project after Superstorm Sandy more fierce than it was in this well-to-do beach town just south of Atlantic City. Insisting its wooden bulkheads provided better protection without blocking ocean views, Margate...

A quick look at business insurance for natural disasters

Jul. 22, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With earthquakes in California and Hurricane Barry striking states along the Gulf of Mexico and in the Midwest, small business owners should look at their insurance policies and determine how well covered they'd be in the event of a natural disaster. Damage from tornadoes and the wind and...

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

Jul. 21, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they were not...

Consumers urged to review policies ahead of storm season

Jul. 21, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew N. Mais is urging homeowners to review their insurance policies before the upcoming tropical storm season. Peak hurricane season in Connecticut begins in mid-August and runs through late October. Mais says policyholders should discuss with an...

Officials: Hurricane Barry farm damage fairly local

Jul. 20, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

CROWLEY, La. (AP) — Some Louisiana farmers say they've never seen storm damage worse than Hurricane Barry left behind, but the LSU AgCenter says that statewide crop damage was minimal. AgCenter and federal Farm Service Agency workers are checking crop damage, and it could be a few weeks before assessments...