PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Georgia's Department of Agriculture is coordinating efforts to assist recovery in Southwest and Central Georgia, areas most affected by Hurricane Michael. Commissioner Gary W. Black, in a news release Thursday, said crops, animals and infrastructure have all taken a substantial loss because of the storm. Black says poultry contributes $23.3 billion to Georgia's economy and has reported the most widespread power outages and losses. Damaging winds also hurt cotton crops.
ATLANTA (AP) — One of Hurricane Michael's victims died in a freak accident. Authorities say the storm's powerful winds sent a portable carport airborne and then slammed it back down onto a house in southwest Georgia. When it landed, one of its legs tore through the roof, fatally striking 11-year-old Sarah Radney in the head. Sarah is one of at least three people who lost their lives during the hurricane.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks tumble for the second consecutive day as the market's recent downturn gets worse. Indexes in Europe and Asia also skidded. The S&P 500 index falls for the sixth consecutive loss as investors try to gauge the best place to put their money amid concerns over interest rates and trade and signs of slowing global economic growth. While health care and bank stocks fare the worst Thursday, the selling is across the board, even hitting stocks considered to be safe havens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's "open minded" about stop-and-frisk policing. He made the comment as he met with rapper and producer Kanye West at the White House. Trump earlier this week called on Chicago to adopt the strategy, in which large numbers of people are temporarily detained, questioned and sometimes searched for drugs and weapons. But West, who's from Chicago, tells Trump that this strategy is detrimental: "We feel stop-and-frisk does not help relationships in the city."
NEW YORK (AP) — Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease. They say an estimated 100,000 young children have not had a vaccination against any of the 14 diseases for which shots are recommended. The CDC released the estimate Thursday.
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