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Hurricane Fiona keeps raining

COMPUTER GENERATED image shows rain in Puerto Rico area (NWS image).

National Guard troops are credited with rescuing hundreds of people as Hurricane Fiona continued to dump more rain on Puerto Rico.

According to The Associated Press, power and water remain cut off for most of the island and two deaths attributed to the hurricane have been confirmed.

It could take days before water and electricity are restored.

Another 15 inches of rain is expected to fall before Fiona moves away.  Much of the island is still recovering from previous tropical storms and hurricanes.

World leaders play tribute to queen

The longest reigning monarch in the history of Great Britain was laid tor est in London on Monday, in a funeral that gathered over 100 world leaders, many thousands of ordinary Britons and many millions of television viewers.

Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8 at the age of 96. Her eldest son  became King Charles III, although the coronation ceremonies have yet to be held.

Sports: Georgia back on top in football poll

Georgia is back at the top in the Associated Press Top 25 football poll.

The Bulldogs (3-0) displaced Alabama (3-0) from the number one rank. The Crimson Tide went to second.

Rounding out the top five are Ohio State (third), Michigan (fourth) and Clemson (fifth). All are 3-0.

USC (3-0) is seventh, Utah (2-1) is 13th and Oregon (2-1) is 15th. UCLA, despite being unbeaten, received no votes.

Baseball: The Seattle Mariners avoided a sweep by the Los Angeles Angels, defeating the Halos 9-1 on Monday. The Angels  (64-83) remain in third place in the AL West.

Weather: Sunny and clear

The forecast for the West Orange County area calls for mostly sunny days through the week, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday’s daytime high should be 81 with an overnight low of 64, with gusty winds at night. Wednesday will be similar with a high of 83 (low of 63) and Thursday will be slightly cooler at 82 (64) .

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