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At least three were reported dead in the island country of Dominica Thursday as Tropical Storm Erika continued powering toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Many others were reported missing in Dominica and the storm has caused widespread flooding there, according to local media reports. The storm was centered some 160 miles (255 kilometers) west of Guadeloupe and was expected to turn toward the west-northwest later in the day, according to the National Hurricane Center.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse Thursday morning: an engaged gay couple marched into the clerk's office, asked for a marriage license and insisted that the latest in a string of court orders proves that they are entitled to one.