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Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Gonzaga fan favorite Quentin Hall maintains positive outlook after Hurricane Dorian batters Bahamas home

About the only thing Hurricane Dorian didn’t destroy or damage was Quentin Hall’s spirit. “All I can say is I’m alive and well,” the Bahamas native said in a telephone …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

After Dorian, Bahamas tackles massive clean-up

Pastor Jeremiah Saunders stood in the golden afternoon sun and barely blinked as he debated what to pick out from the ruins of the church he built 22 years ago …


Spokane fly fisherman ties flies, sparks national movement, to help Hurricane Dorian victims

It was a simple calculation. “My ability to tie flies and sell them far outpaces my ability to write big checks.”


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names

An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names have yet to be checked …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

‘Only animals can live here’: Storm victims await evacuation

Large numbers of storm victims in the Bahamas are trying to get off the hurricane-devastated islands


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Dorian, back to a Category 3 hurricane, creeps up U.S. coast

A force still to be reckoned with: Hurricane Dorian begins sideswiping Southeast U.S. seaboard, threatening to swamp low-lying coastal regions


Miami’s Bahamian ties inspire relief effort after Dorian

Spared from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, people in South Florida are donating water, food and household supplies in a relief effort spearheaded by descendants of some of Miami’s earliest …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

‘Total devastation’: Hurricane slams parts of the Bahamas

Practically parking itself over the Bahamas for over a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Dorian triggers massive flooding in Bahamas; at least 5 dead

Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers …


Dorian strikes Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm

Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its 185 mph winds ripping off roofs and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches …


Gonzaga draws Southern Miss in Battle 4 Atlantis opener

Gonzaga’s first-round opponent at the Battle 4 Atlantis will be Southern Mississippi.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

W.Va. coal billionaire Chris Cline killed in helicopter crash

Coal tycoon Chris Cline, who worked his way out of West Virginia’s underground mines to amass a fortune and become a major Republican donor, has died in a helicopter crash …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …


Bahamian man survives drifting in Atlantic Ocean for 16 days

A Bahamian man has been restored to health at a Florida hospital after drifting on the Atlantic Ocean for 16 days.


Hurricane Irma is sucking the water away from shorelines

Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.


Founder of disastrous Fyre Festival arrested, charged with fraud

One of the organizers of the disastrous Fyre Festival has been arrested and charged with wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.


Complaints about voting irregularities mar Bahamas vote

Issues with ballots caused voting to be temporarily suspended and hours extended at some polling stations in the Bahamas on Wednesday during the country’s national election.


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Will Bahamas’ Christie pull off another win or will voters usher in opposition?

Amid corruption allegations, a fractured opposition and an unfinished $4.2 billion resort more than a decade in the making, Wednesday’s national election in the Bahamas is shaping up to be …


Fyre Festival organizers hit with $100 million class-action lawsuit

The complaint, filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in California, alleges fraud and breach of contract by Billy McFarland, Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Atkins) and Fyre Media Inc. It …


The founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival has a history of overpromising ‘elite’ access

Long before he was forced to apologize for his now notorious Fyre Festival, entrepreneur Billy McFarland founded another company in 2013 called Magnises that made some familiar-sounding promises targeting status-seeking …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

Fyre Festival, the Coachella for the super rich, ends in disaster

What ticket holders thought would be a weekend in paradise turned into a nightmare when an exclusive music festival in the Bahamas became a disorganized disaster, stranding attendees who in …


Kyle Thompson wins windy Web.com opener in Bahamas

Kyle Thompson won the Web.com Tour’s season-opening The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic on Wednesday at wind-swept Sandals Emerald Bay.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 2:45 p.m.

Nearly 2M urged to evacuate as Matthew edges toward U.S.

Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas …


El Faro ‘black box’ recovered from 15K-feet beneath the sea

Search crews have retrieved the “black box” from the wreckage of the freighter El Faro that sank in 15,000-feet of water near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin last year, officials …


Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway

It’s one of the main islands of the Gulf Stream-warmed Bahamas archipelago of 700 islands, cays and inlets sprawling across the waters off southeastern Florida. Our February trip saw temperatures …


Bahamas looking to continue to tap American sports market

Five years after it started in 2010, the three-day Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Nassau’s Paradise Island is on par with the Maui Invitational as one of the premiere early-season …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 2:14 p.m.

Gonzaga opens tournament with easy win over Washington

The Gonzaga-Washington rivalry picked up about where it left off.


Battle 4 Atlantis: Gonzaga slides back into action against Washington

If the topic was 7-foot-1, 287-pound Przemek Karnowski’s ride on the Leap of Faith water slide encased in a clear tube through shark infested waters, the play-by-play was on point.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 4:57 p.m.

Coast Guard ending search for sunken cargo ship’s crew

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard plans to end its search at sunset for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin, …