Airline seats disappearing as Irma approaches Florida

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara Airlines are adding last-minute flights out of Florida after people snapped up seats to escape Hurricane Irma. American, United and Delta all said Thursday that they were adding flights leaving from South Florida in the next couple days. Some airlines...

Harvey's floodwaters give way to steaming piles of garbage

AP Photo/Matt Rourke HOUSTON (AP) — Roiling waters in the streets have given way to steaming piles of garbage on the curbs. Harvey’s record-setting rains created heaps of ruined possessions that now line entire neighborhoods, nearly up to the rooftops of the homes...

Prosecutors: Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 15-year-old Minnesota girl who thought she was helping a friend’s dad was instead kidnapped and held captive for 29 days during which she was repeatedly raped, tied up with zip ties and locked in a closet before escaping and swimming across a lake...

Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One' Florida has long feared

AP Photo/Alan Diaz FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They call it the Big One – a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long been the stuff of Florida’s nightmares. Irma, it appears, could be it. The storm...

Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump's travel ban

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president’s travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the U.S. should...

AP NewsBreak: Nevada wants out of Superfund listing at mine

AP Photo/Debra Reid RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada wants to back out of an agreement to designate a toxic mine a priority U.S. Superfund site – a move critics warn could leave state taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of millions dollars in cleanup costs, according to...

Lack of technology left officials in dark during dam crisis

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez A towering spillway at the nation’s tallest dam was crumbling, and tens of thousands of people were fleeing for their lives. But as darkness fell, state officials realized dealing with the unfolding crisis in Northern California was about to get...

Disney streaming service to get 'Star Wars' and Marvel

NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars” and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney’s upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on...

Irma could test strength of Florida's strict building codes

AP Photo/Mark Foley MIAMI (AP) — After a catastrophic Hurricane Andrew revealed how lax building codes had become in the country’s most storm-prone state, Florida began requiring sturdier construction. Now, experts say a monstrously strong Hurricane Irma could become...

Amazon hunting for 2nd home, cities start lining up to apply

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, bursting out of its Seattle headquarters, is hunting for a second home. Must haves: A prime location, close to transit, with plenty of space to grow. The company said Thursday it will spend more than $5 billion to build...