US: Marco Rubio says Fort Myers 'no longer exists' after Hurricane Ian

Text-only live updates: Hurricane Ian one of strongest storms in U.S. history; 1.6M in Florida without power; 911 callers stranded in homes

  Text-only live updates: Hurricane Ian one of strongest storms in U.S. history; 1.6M in Florida without power; 911 callers stranded in homes Hurricane Ian weakened to a Category 3 storm as it lashed Florida with 125 mph winds. More than 1.1 million reported power outages. Live updates.Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida's southwestern coast Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history, tearing apart homes and buildings and leaving some residents stranded as storm surge flooded communities.

The Supreme Court is still investigating how a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked and has yet to issue a report or disclose the identity of the leaker, five months after the probe was announced.

On May 2, Politico published a draft of the decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the major abortion decision that would eventually overturn Roe v. Wade. The unprecedented leak triggered protests across the country and at the Justices' homes that continued for months.

Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States © Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Live Updates: Hurricane Ian

  Live Updates: Hurricane Ian The Latest on Hurricane Ian: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard began performing hurricane rescue missions on barrier islands off southwest Florida early Thursday, as soon as the winds died down, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference. “The Coast Guard had people who were in their attics and got saved off their rooftops,” DeSantis said. The most vulnerable areas were along the barrier islands of Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties, along with inlets and inland areas along rivers. © Provided by Associated Press Businesses in downtown Fort Myers, Fla., suffered damage from Hurricane Ian Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in Fort Myers, Fla.

In a rare statement, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said on May 3 that the Court would investigate how the opinion got out, and said the leak "was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here."

Pro-life demonstrators outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, June 24, 2022. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images © Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images Pro-life demonstrators outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, June 24, 2022. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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However, five months later to the day, on the first day of the court's new term, the leaker's identity is still unknown. Over the summer, reports surfaced that the Court was seeking access to the phone records of law clerks in an effort to learn how the opinion may have leaked out.

Buildings leveled. Homes underwater. Fort Myers Beach 'is gone' after Hurricane Ian damage.

  Buildings leveled. Homes underwater. Fort Myers Beach 'is gone' after Hurricane Ian damage. A chunk of the causeway connecting Sanibel Island to Florida's mainland had fallen into the sea Wednesday, cutting off access to the barrier island.She watched her neighbors wade to and from their homes, hoping to salvage something from the wreckage. She wondered how her home in the nearby Iona Ranch mobile home had fared after Hurricane Ian, but knew the devastation likely took it as well.

The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

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In September, Associate Justice Elena Kagan said she was hopeful for an update on the investigation by the end of the month.

Also in September, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch said at a conference that he hopes the committee overseeing the investigation into the leaker has a report "soon," according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's unclear if that investigation report would be made available to the public.

"The chief justice appointed an internal committee to oversee the investigation," Gorsuch said at the 10th Circuit Bench and Bar Conference in Colorado Springs on Sept. 8. "That committee has been busy, and we’re looking forward to their report, I hope soon."

A Florida woman says she lost wedding ring just before Hurricane Ian devastated her city. Her husband found it days later in storm debris. .
Ashley Garner lost her ring two days before Hurricane Ian struck Fort Myers, Florida. She told herself, "The storm's coming. If we don't find it now, it's gone."A photo posted by the county on Facebook shows a door in Fort Myers Beach Elementary School with dark streaks at the top of the door left behind by the storm surge.

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