MIAMI (AP) -- The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is bearing down on the Florida coast. Andrea's maximum sustained winds increased to near 60 mph this morning and the storm is expected to reach Florida's Big Bend area today before moving across southeastern Georgia. The storm is centered about 220 miles west-southwest of Tampa and is moving north-northeast near 13 mph.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama travels to North Carolina today to promote digital learning at a middle school in Mooresville, near Charlotte. Obama is spending today and tomorrow promoting investing in the middle class and raising money for fellow Democrats. Later today, he'll fly to northern California to headline two fundraisers in San Jose for Senate candidates. And tomorrow he'll be in the Los Angeles area, raising money for the Democratic National Committee.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- People near a building that collapsed in Philadelphia killing six people say they sensed something bad was going to happen. A roofer atop another building says he didn't think the way workers were tearing down the building looked safe. Two window washers across the street say a 30-foot section of the building was not braced. The building collapsed last night onto part of the Salvation Army thrift store.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A sport-fisherman off the Southern California coast may have broken the record for reeling in a big mako shark. On Monday, Jason Johnson caught an 11-foot-long shark that weighed in at a little more than 1,323 pounds. But the catch has to be confirmed. Right now the record catch is a 1,221-pound mako shark. Conservationists criticize the catch, saying shark populations are vulnerable to overfishing worldwide.Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed