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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...

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

Sep. 18, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and slightly injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian Belling says the man arrested at the city's international...

Spain: 2 die in crash of small military training plane

Sep. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's air force says that a student pilot and her instructor have both died when their plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The air force said Wednesday that the plane was a small, two-seat propeller plane belonging to a military training academy. The crash occurred in waters off the...

Imelda could bring heavy rainfall, flooding to Houston area

Sep. 18, 2019 7:22 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...

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...

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Jerry forms in Atlantic, the season's 10th named storm

Sep. 18, 2019 6:01 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Jerry forms in Atlantic, the season's 10th named storm.

Dutchman's body found, raises Spain's storm death toll to 7

Sep. 18, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have found the body of a missing Dutchman, raising the death toll in last week's storms and flooding in southeastern Spain to seven. The Civil Guard in the southeastern province of Alicante said the body was found Tuesday in a canal after he was swept away in the...

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice

Sep. 18, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian firefighters say three people aboard a speedboat have been killed when their vessel crashed into an offshore dike of the lagoon city of Venice. The crash on Tuesday night also badly injured a fourth person aboard. Italian speedboat race officials say the boat was trying to set a speed...

Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

Sep. 18, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty Wednesday of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained ties between the neighboring nations. Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Eduardo Ramon Reyes said in a...

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

Sep. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane...