Cristobal strengthens into hurricane off Bahamas

Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Cristobal has reached hurricane force in the Caribbean, where it is blamed for at least five deaths and flooding on a swath of islands.

The storm has sustained winds of 75 mph.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Hurricane Marie has weakened into a Category 3 storm with winds up to 115 mph.

It's far southwest of the tip of Baja California. It could generate dangerous waves along the Southern California coast.

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