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TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Bitter Florida recount: Lawsuits pile up, machines overheat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — With time running out in Florida’s high-stakes election recount, lawsuits piled up Wednesday amid a maelstrom of courtroom arguments, outdated ballot-scanning machines overheated and President Donald Trump leveled his latest unfounded allegation, that people had been voting in disguise. Many counties have wrapped up their machine recount ahead of a Thursday deadline … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Bitter Florida recount: Lawsuits pile up, machines overheat

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida’s pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state. All 67 counties are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts and half already had begun. Many other … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount

ATLANTA | National voting system faces test on Election Day

ATLANTA — Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation’s election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process. It turns out that many of the problems are closer to home. Early voting leading up to Tuesday’s midterm election revealed a wide … Continue reading ATLANTA | National voting system faces test on Election Day

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales. Others, who evacuated, are coming to grips with the fact that much of their community was destroyed by Hurricane Michael. Hit head-on by the storm, numerous homes in this Gulf Coast resort town of … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

PANAMA CITY | The Latest: Florida psychiatric hospital ‘cut off’ by storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla.  — The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 6:35 p.m. State officials say Hurricane Michael left Florida’s largest psychiatric hospital “entirely cut off.” A spokesman with the Florida Department of Children and Families says Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee has been running … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | The Latest: Florida psychiatric hospital ‘cut off’ by storm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. Nobody in either facility died. A Department of Social Services complaint says more than … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire