Hurricane Gains Force as It Surges Through Caribbean

Hurricane Dennis swirled into a powerful Category 4 storm on Thursday, with its fierce winds and rain killing at least four people in southwestern Haiti as the storm lashed Caribbean coastlines. The hurricane’s winds grew to 135 m.p.h. as it sideswiped Jamaica and headed for Cuba. Forecasters at the Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm could hit the United States anywhere from Florida to Louisiana by Sunday or Monday.