The Gulf Coast braced for a history-making onslaught from the twin storms, with many evacuees recalling the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The storm grew into a Category 1 hurricane early Friday as the Bahamian government urged citizens to prepare for the worst.
The FBI is conducting toxicology tests on three of the deceased Americans. So far, they have ruled out methanol poisoning as a cause of death.
Big Papi threw the pitch during a game against his former rivals, the Yankees.
The former Red Sox slugger is reportedly "recovering well and is in good spirits."
The Senate's top Democrat said Sunday that the U.S. needs to ramp up efforts to look into the deaths of at least eight Americans on the island this year.
At least nine American tourists have died suddenly on the island within the past year.
Rep. Frank Pallone urged officials to investigate the "highly suspicious" circumstances surrounding a spate of American tourist deaths.
The Dominican Republic’s lead prosecutor says the target was another man, dressed similarly to the former Red Sox slugger.
A 55-year-old New Jersey man is reportedly the latest American to die on the island in a string of puzzling incidents.