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Hurricane Ana weakens, moves west of Hawaii
Hurricane Ana weakens, moves west of Hawaii

Heavy rains continued to blanket much of Hawaii on Sunday as Hurricane Ana weakened and headed away from the state, with flash-flood advisories remaining in place for several communities. Forecasters at the National Weather Service listed the storm as a Category 1 -- the weakest possible classification for a hurricane -- as it moved westward Sunday morning away from the major islands of Kauai and Niihau, avoiding direct landfall. Ana could be downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm by Sunday night, according to the weather service.  Ana's sustained wind speeds reached about 75 mph as its center hovered about 120 miles southwest of Kauai at 11:30 a.m. local...