Portugal faces dire drought, the worst in more than 20 years

SANTA SUSANA, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Pego do Altar reservoir looks like disused quarry now, its bare, exposed slopes rising up steeply on each side and shimmering in the sun as it holds barely 11 percent of the water it was designed for.

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  • Written by By BARRY HATTON , Associated Press

Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A weakened but still dangerous Irma pushed inland Monday as it hammered Florida with winds that created hazards for rescuers and flooding that set a record in one city.

  • Written by By TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press

TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid


NEW YORK (AP) — It's a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm's way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don't get hurt.


  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer

More aid on way for Irma-battered islands; death toll grows

HAVANA (AP) — With ports mended and weather cleared, Caribbean officials struggled to get aid to islands devastated by Hurricane Irma on Monday and tried to take full stock of the damage caused by the Category 5 storm.

  • Written by By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and DESMOND BOYLAN , Associated Press