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With hurricanes, wildfires, evacuation orders fall short

MIAMI (AP) — With Hurricane Michael strengthening as it took aim at Florida's Panhandle, Mark Bowen and his employees watched the live footage through tears. They weren't looking at ...

'Underwater' homeowners group promotes climate change action

PINECREST, Fla. (AP) — The "Underwater Homeowners Association" sounds like a sad joke about the future of real estate in flood-prone Miami. It's actually an earnest, block-by-block e...

Immigration court grants bond to 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. immigration court granted bond Friday to two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country on charges that they stole millions of dollars from a now-defun...

Former UN leader tours climate adaptation projects in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's impressed with Miami's efforts to cope with rising sea levels— and he wishes President Donald Trump were paying attention, too. ...

National parks struggle to stay open, safe during shutdown

Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown ...

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

MIAMI (AP) — American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations. Universit...

Hurricane Michael could sour Florida's tupelo honey harvest

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael toppled beehives and stripped flowering plants across Florida's Panhandle, threatening tupelo honey production in a tiny community that is the primary source of the swee...

Michael's destruction reveals region's weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury...

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will ...

After Michael's rampage on Florida Panhandle: 'Nothing Left'

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home...

'Apocalyptic:' 1 Florida town demolished by Michael

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of Old Florida. Now it lies in splinters. Hit head-on by Hurricane Mic...

Hurricane Michael gains strength on course for north Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Michael has gained new strength over warm tropical waters and is forecast to quickly intensify into a major hurricane before a midweek landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast I...

Migrants embrace ruling that keeps temporary status for now

BOSTON (AP) — Immigrants and their advocates are embracing a court ruling that has temporarily allowed hundreds of thousands of people to keep living and working in the United States. ...

Waterbed promoters trying to revive industry with new focus

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — Waterbeds still elicit a wink, wink, nudge, nudge whenever they come up in conversation — but two pioneers of the industry in the United States are hoping to generate a new wave o...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Florence?

MIAMI (AP) — Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as r...