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LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie bears down on Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal  — Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday toward Portugal and Spain, bringing heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal’s weather service issued red warnings — its highest level— for high winds or dangerous coastal conditions for 13 of its 18 mainland districts, … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie bears down on Portugal, Spain

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Florida governor asks debate delay after storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla— The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Michael is speeding over the Carolinas on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is moving northeast at 23 mph (37 kph) with … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Florida governor asks debate delay after storm

CAPE COAST | CAPE COAST, Ghana | Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana

CAPE COAST, Ghana  — Melania Trump has visited a former slave holding facility on the coast of Ghana and says she will “never forget” it. She calls Wednesday’s visit to Cape Coast Castle “very emotional” and says the castle is “really something that people should see and experience.” The U.S. first lady spent about an … Continue reading CAPE COAST | CAPE COAST, Ghana | Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana

GEORGETOWN, S.C. | After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

GEORGETOWN, S.C.  — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby river rise from Florence’s heavy rains … Continue reading GEORGETOWN, S.C. | After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

LONDON | Spain fans chant ‘Gibraltar is Spanish’ during England match

LONDON — Spain fans chanted “Gibraltar is Spanish” during a match against England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, risking a sanction from soccer authorities. Spain has been trying to get back Gibraltar from Britain for 300 years after ceding it in 1713. The territory sits on the southern tip of Spain along the Strait of … Continue reading LONDON | Spain fans chant ‘Gibraltar is Spanish’ during England match

Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

Emergency officials are urging residents to prepare for severe storms that are forecast to hit the East Coast and Hawaii over the next week at what is the peak of this year’s hurricane season. Coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Florence is expected to make landfall Thursday as a level 3 hurricane or … Continue reading Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

TRURO, Mass. | Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

TRURO, Mass. — A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital. The assistant harbormaster in Truro, Massachusetts, says the victim is a 61-year-old man. Gary Sharpless says the unidentified victim suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs Wednesday afternoon. Sharpless says the attack … Continue reading TRURO, Mass. | Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

BRUSSELS | NATO trumpets resolve over Russia, plays down divisions

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers met Thursday in a fresh show of resolve against Russia and played down a series of festering trans-Atlantic disputes that threaten to undermine unity across the 29-nation military alliance. At a meeting in Brussels, the ministers unveiled a new plan to reinforce their presence in any European crisis with … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO trumpets resolve over Russia, plays down divisions