Hurricane Danielle strengthening in Atlantic

MIAMI – Hurricane Danielle has strengthened a little as it swirls far out over the Atlantic.

Danielle’s maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday to near 85 mph (140 kph). Additional strengthening is expected over the next two days.

The hurricane is located about 795 miles (1,275 kilometers) east of the Northern Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 17 mph (28 kph).

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Frank is gaining strength as it moves away from Mexico’s southwestern coast. Frank’s maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 kph) and the storm could become a hurricane later in the day.

Tropical Storm Frank is located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 9 mph (15 kph).