Equifax says data from 143 million Americans exposed in hack

AP Photo/Mike Stewart ATLANTA (AP) — Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to...

Sugar Ramos, champion shadowed by 2 ring deaths, dies at 75

AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli Sugar Ramos, the Cuban featherweight champion whose fists led to two ring deaths – one inspiring a Bob Dylan song – has died in Mexico City. He was 75. He died Sunday from cancer complications, the World Boxing Council said. Ramos was best known...

Huge construction cranes loom over Miami as Irma threatens

AP Photo/Alan Diaz MIAMI (AP) — As Hurricane Irma threatens to pound Miami with winds of mind-boggling power, a heavyweight hazard looms over the city’s skyline: two dozen enormous construction cranes. And because those cranes weren’t designed to withstand a...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Irma slams Caribbean, takes aim at Florida

AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez MIAMI (AP) — A ferocious Hurricane Irma caused multiple deaths and left thousands homeless on islands across the northern Caribbean as it cut a devastating path that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. Irma weakened only slightly...

Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast ahead of Irma

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s governor on Thursday ordered the state’s nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as emergency officials warned the storm still had the potential to strike as a major hurricane, something the...

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...

Irma could test strength of Florida's strict building codes

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 the most serious...

Firms must pay $32.M for robocalls for religious-themed film

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday ordered a Virginia man and his companies to pay $32.4 million in damages for improper robocalls narrated by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee that promoted a religious-themed movie. U.S. District Judge E. Richard...

DeVos planning to scrap Obama rules on campus sexual assault

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday declared that “the era or ‘rule by letter’ is over” as she announced plans to change the way colleges and university handle allegations of sexual violence on...

AP Exclusive: 'Is risk gone?' Confusion as dam crisis grew

AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper 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...