Life is rough at hurricane-ravaged motel of last resort
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.
Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace
TORONTO (AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it.
No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the estimated jackpot climbs to $868 million.
Powerless victims of Hurricane Michael now suffer looting
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Armed looters are targeting homes and businesses that remain without electricity after being ravaged by Hurricane Michael a week ago.
A look at House candidates in Orange County, California
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Democratic drive to take control of the U.S. House in November might rise or fall on the California coast.
More diverse Orange County, California, morphs from GOP past
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls.
Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most closely watched.
Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows.
After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — First Hurricane Michael damaged the radio station where they worked and then the owner shut the station down permanently — but that hasn't stopped two Florida radio hosts from continuing their mission of informing their listeners during the disaster.
California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Press show.
Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday.
Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana
TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday.
Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background — something the Latino, Arab-American contender forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an indicted incumbent.
Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman
NEW YORK (AP) — An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child's grandmother, authorities said.
Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday.
Body found in rain-swollen lake amid Texas flooding
LLANO, Texas (AP) — A body was found in a rain-swollen lake in Central Texas after fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues Tuesday following days of heavy rains.
Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn't a runaway and investigators believe she's in danger, a sheriff said Tuesday.
The Latest: Sheriff dismisses Miami tip in missing girl case
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin teenager who disappeared after her parents were found dead in their home (all times local): 4:35 p.m.
NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm.
Estimated 129 guns found in home of police ambush suspect
Authorities found approximately 130 guns inside the South Carolina home of a man who set up his house in an upscale neighborhood to ambush police officers coming to question his son about a possible child sex assault, the sheriff investigating the case said Tuesday.
Suspicious letter was addressed to Sen. Collins' husband
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Sen. Susan Collins says the envelope a letter writer said contained deadly ricin was addressed to the senator's husband.
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.
As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large
DALLAS (AP) — Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it the power to jolt the global economy — if it wants. That was the kingdom's message when it warned Washington and President Donald Trump against imposing sanctions over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S.
Police head challenges part of report on Starbucks arrests
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city police commissioner has taken issue with part of a panel's review of the high-profile arrests of two black men at a Starbucks coffee shop, rejecting its broader conclusion that racism drives contact between citizens and police.

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