Hurricane Bill weakens to Category 2 storm

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Bill has weakened to a Category 2 storm over the Atlantic as it nears Bermuda on track to pass between the island and the U.S. East Coast.

Bill's maximum sustained winds had decreased to 110 mph Friday. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say the storm's strength can still fluctuate Friday and Saturday.

Bill is centered about 290 miles south-southwest of Bermuda and about 695 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The hurricane is moving northwest near 18 mph.

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