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Hurricane, Quake Strike Central America at Same Time

Hurricane Otto battered Nicaragua and Costa Rica with powerful winds and torrential rains Thursday, the same day a major earthquake shook the region. Homes were damaged and thousands evacuated, but no deaths reported. The storm was weakening rapidly Thursday evening after hitting the southeastern coast of Nicaragua and was expected to become a tropical storm by early Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane warning was also in effect in neighboring Costa Rica, where...

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