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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

PHOENIX | Filling McCain’s seat a political balancing act for governor

PHOENIX  — Sen. John McCain’s death in office has handed Arizona’s governor an empty Senate seat to give out — and a difficult political puzzle to solve before he does. Arizona law requires only that Gov. Doug Ducey name a replacement who is a member of McCain’s Republican Party and who will fill the seat … Continue reading PHOENIX | Filling McCain’s seat a political balancing act for governor

NEW DELHI | Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

NEW DELHI — Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saturday with the state’s top officials, … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods