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Imelda could bring heavy rainfall, flooding to Houston area

Sep. 18, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control...

Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 18, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices. National Security...

Cries in the night: Life in the limbo of a Mexican shelter

Sep. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

The Latest: Jerry, Lorena, Mario to become hurricanes

Sep. 18, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 6 a.m. Tropical Storm Jerry has become the 10th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. It's still far from land, but it's gaining intensity and forward speed on a path to approach the Leeward Islands as a hurricane on Thursday night or...

Verlander wins 19th as Astros beat Rangers 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander is approaching some important personal milestones. Houston's ace is far more concerned with the goals his team is on the cusp of achieving. Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Astros...

Hoskins, Pirela hit 2-run HRs as Phillies stop Braves 5-4

Sep. 17, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies haven't given up on their NL wild card hopes. Beating the first-place Atlanta Braves helped the Phillies keep the faith. Hoskins and Jose Pirela hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel in Philadelphia's five-run fourth inning and the Phillies escaped...

Bermuda braces for approach of Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto grew into a powerful Category 3 storm Tuesday evening, and officials on Bermuda made plans for early shutdowns of schools, public transportation and government offices on the British Atlantic territory ahead of the storm's likely close pass on Wednesday. Tropical Storm...

Correction: Missy Franklin Weds story

Sep. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about Missy Franklin's wedding, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was the first woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympics in any sport. A corrected version of the story is below: Taking the plunge: Olympic swim champion Missy Franklin weds...

Texas man allegedly threatens 3 Las Vegas hospital shootings

Sep. 17, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has been arrested for allegedly threatening mass shootings at three Las Vegas hospitals. Las Vegas Metro Police say 33-year-old Nicholas Encinias is jailed on $500,000 bond on suspicion of making terroristic threats. It was unclear Tuesday if he has a lawyer....

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

Sep. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The storm,...