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Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore....

AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns
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SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar....

Hurricane Cristobal heads toward Bermuda
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths....

Storms packing 60 mph winds hit Michigan
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CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of southern Michigan, bringing 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers....

Hurricane Marie weakens in Mexican Pacific
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hurricane Marie weakened to a Category 2 storm early Tuesday but continued kicking up high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast and threatened to raise dangerous waves along the Southern California coast....

Hurricane Marie grows stronger in Pacific
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hurricane Marie has grown in strength as it moves out into the Pacific, reaching Category 5 status and provoking dangerous waves along Mexico's western coast....

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas
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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- A strengthening tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic was upgraded early Sunday to Tropical Storm Cristobal as it passed closer to the Bahamas, the U.S. Hurricane Center said....

Tropical depression forms, aims for Bahamas
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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- A tropical depression formed over the Turks and Caicos Islands as it headed toward the Bahamas and dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. Hurricane Center....

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