Tropical depression threatens eastern Mexico

      MIAMI (AP) - A new tropical depression threatens to bring flooding to parts of eastern Mexico and is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm.

      The depression's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 35 mph (55 kph).

      The depression is centered about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving west-southwest near 3 mph (6 kph). A tropical storm warning is in effect for Mexico's coast from Coatzacoalcos to Barra de Nautla.

      The storm is expected to dump 10 to 15 inches of rain over a large part of eastern Mexico with 25 inches in some places.

      Meanwhile far out over the Atlantic, Hurricane Humberto (oom-BEHR'-toh) is losing strength and is expected to weaken to a tropical storm.

      Also, Gabrielle (ga-bree-EHL') has weakened to a tropical depression.

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