Irma wrecks tourist spots in Caribbean, spares Disney

 

Walt Disney World theme parks and Universal Orlando Resort have reopened in Orlando after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, while the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg planned to reopen Wednesday. But many other destinations in the state and the Caribbean affected by Irma and other storms remain off-limits to visitors, in some cases with extensive damage or power outages that will take days if not weeks to resolve.

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  • Written by By BETH J. HARPAZ , AP Travel Editor

FEMA estimates one-fourth of Keys homes could be destroyed

 

MIAMI (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys' farthest reaches Tuesday, while crews labored to repair the single washed-out highway connecting the islands and rush aid to Hurricane Irma's victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in the Keys were destroyed.

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  • Written by By FREIDA FRISARO and MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press

Bangladesh slams Myanmar for 'atrocities' against Rohingya

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The Bangladeshi prime minister was traveling Tuesday to struggling refugee camps that have absorbed hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar in recent weeks — a crisis she said left her speechless.

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  • Written by By AL-EMRUN GARJON and TOFAYEL AHMED , Associated Press

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.

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  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer