AP Exclusive: Most Florida flood zone property not insured

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be a devastating storm surge.

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  • Written by By TERRY SPENCER and MEGHAN HOYER , Associated Press

New fires in empty Rohingya village challenge Myanmar claims

BANGKOK (AP) — Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and pages ripped from Islamic texts that were left on the ground. That intensifies doubts about government claims that members of the persecuted minority have been destroying their own homes.

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SpaceX launches Air Force's super-secret minishuttle

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit.


  • Written by By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer

Hurricane Irma toll hits 10, increasing threat for Florida


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fearsome Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida.

  • Written by By DANICA COTO and ANIKA KENTISH , Associated Press

Governors back bipartisan Senate bid to control health costs


WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors became the latest voices Thursday to endorse a bipartisan Senate drive to control health insurance costs in defiance of President Donald Trump.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press