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  • Tenth death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without air conditioning

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Ten people have died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department. A 93-year-old man died on Tuesday, and a 94-year-old woman died on Wednesday — adding to eight who were found dead last week at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, or who died after being evacuated to a hospital. The exact causes of […]

  • 3.4 million in Puerto Rico could be without power for 4-6 months, mayor warns

    Hurricane Maria was battering the Dominican Republic on Thursday as the long-term devastation in Puerto Rico was just coming into focus. The Category 3 storm whipped 115-mph winds as it left torrential rain in the Dominican Republic, the National Hurricane Center said. Maria will likely strengthen over warm water as it headed toward the Turks and Caicos, endangering low-lying islands with enormous storm surges. But Maria’s wrath was far from ended in Puerto Rico. Dozens of families were rescued from […]

  • Singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer is the new ‘America’s Got Talent’ champion

    It came down to the Battle of the Preteens on Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent.” In the end, Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year-old singing ventriloquist, won season 12 over singer Angelica Hale, who’s 10. Farmer promptly burst into tears as she held her puppet, Petunia. The Oklahoma City youngster won the $1 million prize and a headlining appearance at a Las Vegas show. Hale, who was also a fan favorite with her story of overcoming a serious illness, congratulated […]

  • Hurricane Maria regains Category 3 strength, Puerto Rico could be without power for months

    Hurricane Maria restrengthened into a Category 3 hurricane early Thursday with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane ravaged the Caribbean over the past few days, wreaking devastation on Dominica and the Virgin Islands before slamming into Puerto Rico. Now, a hurricane warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos, the southeastern Bahamas and parts of the Dominican Republic. Puerto Rico without power Puerto Rico’s energy grid took such a severe blow from […]

  • Hurricane Maria weakens to Category 2; could regain major hurricane status Thursday

    Hurricane Maria’s eye has left Puerto Rico, but the mammoth storm is still lashing the island with devastating winds. Maria weakened to a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon, hurling winds of 110 mph. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and Maria could regain major hurricane status by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Maria’s brute force wiped out electricity to the entire island of Puerto Rico. “We are 100% without power,” a spokesman for the […]

  • Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off coast of Japan

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan – A day after a powerful earthquake along the Pacific Ring of Fire hit Mexico, a magnitude 6.1 quake struck off the coast of Japan. Wednesday’s quake hit at 4:37 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was about 200 miles off the coast of Japan, and about 315 miles northeast of Tokyo. The quake hit about 228 miles from Fukushima, the site of the nuclear power plant that was inundated following a tsunami triggered […]

  • ‘I’m not an extortionist:’ Woman at center of Kevin Hart scandal speaks

    LOS ANGELES — A woman who has been linked to actor Kevin Hart in an alleged extortion plot held a press conference Wednesday to say that she, too, is a victim. With her attorney Lisa Bloom, Montia Sabbag faced cameras Wednesday and said she was in an “intimate relationship” with the actor about a month ago and unknowingly photographed in the process. Sabbag said she had nothing to do with a reported attempt to extort money from Hart. “I’m not […]

  • Our 9 favorite hidden features in iOS 11

    Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 11 is now available as a free download. The redesigned software packs in big changes and minor tweaks, some you may never even see. The update is available on smartphones as far back as the iPhone 5S. (For iPad compatibility, see here). Or you can wait and buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, which hits stores on Friday, or hold off for the iPhone X coming later this year. Here are our 9 […]

  • The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

    Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process. As of May, a total of 51 antibiotics and 11 biologicals — medical products often made from natural sources — are being developed, the new report said. “The idea is that biologicals could replace the use of antibiotics, […]

  • Central Mexico earthquake kills more than 200, topples buildings

    Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday’s powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings. At least 217 people died in Mexico City — the country’s capital — and in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos, Fox News reports. The epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake was 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, in Puebla […]

  • Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday morning in southeast Puerto Rico near the city of Yabucoa, the National Hurricane Center said. At landfall, Maria had sustained winds of 155 mph, making it a high-end Category 4 storm, only 2 mph away from a Category 5. Hurricane Maria is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since 1932. Maria has already obliterated parts of Dominica and killed at least one person in Guadeloupe. Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló […]

  • Hurricane Maria weakens to Category 4 strength, ‘extremely dangerous’ storm nears Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria has weakened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph as it continues its track towards Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center. The eye of the hurricane was expected to move near or over St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and make landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday morning. Maria has already obliterated parts of Dominica and killed at least one person in Guadeloupe. Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló said there are […]