Irma's life and demise: 2 weeks of destruction and fear

AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo WASHINGTON (AP) — Irma, which flattened some Caribbean islands and enveloped nearly all of Florida in its fury, no longer exists. The open Atlantic’s most powerful hurricane on record finally sputtered out as an ordinary rainstorm over Ohio...

The Latest: Judge bashes Shkreli's offer for Clinton's hair

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A judge who revoked the bail of former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREL’-ee) and had him taken to jail says his offer...

Cops: Man asked stepdad to leave, then shot mom in hospital

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A man charged with killing his 70-year-old mother in her room at a hospital intensive care unit had asked his stepfather to leave so they could be alone and then aimed a gun at her and fired several times, according to a police complaint...

Irma's fury in the Keys: So loud 'it hurt your eardrums'

SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. (AP) — Huge waves crashed down on this tropical paradise, pounding the white sands of Summerland Key with brute fury. Then came bomb-blast winds as Hurricane Irma slammed ashore. For survivors John Hartman and Mae Skiver, the worst was yet to come as...

US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at “powder keg...

Irma's life and demise: 2 weeks of destruction and fear

AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo WASHINGTON (AP) — Irma, which flattened some Caribbean islands and enveloped nearly all of Florida in its fury, no longer exists. The open Atlantic’s most powerful hurricane on record finally sputtered out as an ordinary rainstorm over Ohio...

Hurricane's strike brought particular risks to the oldest

AP Photo/ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS ATLANTA (AP) — Like clockwork, stories of suffering by the oldest residents in the line of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters seem to follow. Regulations dictate nursing homes and other facilities must have preparation plans...

Irma devastates Florida orange crop, harms other produce

AP Photo/Tamara Lush LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma dealt Florida’s iconic orange crop a devastating blow, destroying nearly all the fruit in some Southwest Florida groves and seriously damaging groves in Central Florida. U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco...

Q&A: Del Toro on his festival sensation and love of monsters

AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis TORONTO (AP) — Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” has been an undeniable breakout on the festival circuit, where it took the top prize at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend. The film, which stars Sally Hawkins as a...

Recordings: Police discuss break for prosecutor in crash

DETROIT (AP) — Recordings released Wednesday reveal three western Michigan police officers discussing giving an apparently intoxicated assistant prosecutor a break after a traffic crash in which one person was injured. The recordings were made inadvertently as Grand Rapids...