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Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series...
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Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series...
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Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance...
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13 years later, guilty plea in post-Katrina racial shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts. Roland Bourgeois, 55, was indicted in 2010 and originally pleaded not guilty...
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Amid squalor and debris, Michael's survivors cling to motel

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael. Families huddle under makeshift tents and in breezeways strewn with broken glass and roofing...
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Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding

LLANO, Texas (AP) — Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot of rain fell in recent days. The bridge crumbled as it was overrun by the bloated, roiling Llano River in...
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In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but so far getting a firm grasp on how many...
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California utilities say wind-driven outages still possible

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California utilities were restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds projected to sweep the area into Tuesday morning could see more outages. Winds strong enough to topple trees and down power...
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Hurricane Michael adds to hardship of Florida's poor

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for several weeks, or roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live. In the days after Hurricane Michael smashed through her neighborhood, leaving many of her neighbors' homes...
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Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — It took rescuers two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years, authorities said Monday. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers...
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