1. STORMY

    Hurricane Rina Now Category 2

    A bicycle taxi driver pushes his client through the rain in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday Oct. 19, 2011. A low pressure area over the northwestern Caribbean and southern Gulf of Mexico continues to trigger heavy rains and strong winds from the Yucatan Peninsula across Cuba and into Florida and the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

    Franklin Reyes / AP Photo

    Hurricane Rina is heading for Mexico’s Yucatan coast on Wednesday, and forecasters said they are unsure whether the storm will hit Cuba or southern Florida next, but it’s clear that Rina, reaching about 110 miles per hour and classified as a Category 2 hurricane, is poised to get even stronger as it nears land. Mexican officials said they are preparing more than 1,100 shelters that can accommodate up to 200,000 people. The area was badly damaged by Hurricane Wilma in 2005, when Cancún’s famous white-sand beaches were washed away in the storm surge. In some hurricane-related good news: all 29 passengers on a Nicaraguan naval ship were found alive, two days after they were reported missing.

    Read it at Associated Press