Irma's fury in the Keys: So loud 'it hurt your eardrums'

SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. (AP) — Huge waves crashed down on this tropical paradise, pounding the white sands of Summerland Key with brute fury. Then came bomb-blast winds as Hurricane Irma slammed ashore. For survivors John Hartman and Mae Skiver, the worst was yet to come as...

US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at “powder keg...

Irma's life and demise: 2 weeks of destruction and fear

AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo WASHINGTON (AP) — Irma, which flattened some Caribbean islands and enveloped nearly all of Florida in its fury, no longer exists. The open Atlantic’s most powerful hurricane on record finally sputtered out as an ordinary rainstorm over Ohio...

Hurricane's strike brought particular risks to the oldest

AP Photo/ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS ATLANTA (AP) — Like clockwork, stories of suffering by the oldest residents in the line of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters seem to follow. Regulations dictate nursing homes and other facilities must have preparation plans...

Baby's birth doesn't stop Golovkin training for big fight

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady Golovkin’s training for his middleweight showdown with Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin was getting ready to put the final touches on his training camp last week in the Southern California...
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Irma devastates Florida orange crop, harms other produce

AP Photo/Tamara Lush LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma dealt Florida’s iconic orange crop a devastating blow, destroying nearly all the fruit in some Southwest Florida groves and seriously damaging groves in Central Florida. U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco...
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Q&A: Del Toro on his festival sensation and love of monsters

AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis TORONTO (AP) — If the Toronto International Film Festival has proven one thing, it’s that Guillermo del Toro can work a room. At the premiere of his festival sensation and surefire Oscar contender “The Shape of Water,” the...

New Initiative Seeks To Boost Economy In Appalachia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday proposed 19 measures to boost the economy in Appalachia, including expanded broadband and telemedicine and tapping the region’s “vast” natural gas reserves for...

The Latest: State Says Ohio Execution Protocols Followed

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on execution of a condemned Ohio killer (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for Ohio’s prison system says the state followed proper security protocols when a lawyer witnessing an execution tried to leave the witness room. JoEllen...

Two hurt in I-75 crash near Cygnet

Two people were reportedly injured in a crash involving a semi-trailer on southbound Interstate 75 near mile marker 173, north of Cygnet. According to WTOL-TV, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says two people were transported to Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, and later taken...