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Storm-battered Florida businesses face arduous rebuilding

Sep. 29, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

Walt Disney World and other tourist attractions in central Florida appeared to have avoided severe damage from Hurricane Ian. But many businesses on the state's southwestern coast were hammered and face a long rebuilding process. In Fort Myers, video posted on social media showed the...

Hurricane Ian sweeps away homes, memories on barrier islands

Sep. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the road into Fort Myers Beach, cars are left abandoned in the roadway, where they stalled when Hurricane Ian's storm surge flooded their engines and their drivers couldn’t continue. Broken trees, boat trailers and other debris litter the road. ...

California tells auto insurers to disclose pandemic profits

Sep. 29, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s insurance commissioner on Thursday ordered nearly 50 auto insurers to provide detailed information about their claim costs during the pandemic, his latest attempt to compensate consumers he says were overcharged as traffic virtually disappeared when the...

Animal blessing rule: Venomous critters stay home

Sep. 29, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rule No. 1 for next week’s animal blessing at a Catholic university in New Orleans: “Please leave venomous animals at home.” Rule No. 2: Be prepared to clean up after your pet. “We will provide a pet station with complimentary water and waste bags,”...

Woman braves Hurricane Ian flood to check on stranger's mom

Sep. 29, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

Christine Bomlitz became more and more distraught as Hurricane Ian gained in ferocity, sweeping across southwest Florida on Wednesday. Hours passed, but there was still no word from her 84-year-old mother. Thursday morning came. The storm had long drifted away overnight. But still no...

Mayor: 5 shot dead in Central Texas neighborhood

Sep. 29, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

McGREGOR, Texas (AP) — Five people were shot dead in a Central Texas residential neighborhood Thursday, officials said. The incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning in McGregor, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Waco. An armed man shot at police officers who...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 29, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. September 24, 2022. Editorial: Always with the W.Va. teeth jokes Few West Virginia University football fans, or West Virginia residents in general, had any idea who Riley Wyant was before Thursday. That all changed when the...

Chloe goes for pared-down 1970s, riffing on disco in Paris

Sep. 29, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Chloe — the house that invented ready-to-wear — got almost ready-to-dance at Thursday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week as designer Gabriela Hearst developed disco fever, cracking open strobe lighting, colored 1970s disc motifs and grungy hair. And this season...

Recreating Marilyn Monroe’s iconic outfits in ‘Blonde’

Sep. 29, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

Marilyn Monroe’s on-screen costumes are almost as iconic as her. Think of the hot pink strapless gown she wore to sing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Or the white halter cocktail dress that billowed up over a subway grate in “The Seven Year Itch.” They have been...

Michigan Supreme Court takes major car insurance case

Sep. 29, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether major changes in car insurance law apply to people who were catastrophically injured before summer 2019. The case is being closely watched by insurers, health-care providers and long-term victims of...