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Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear Video included

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They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation. More>>

Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

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Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland. More>>

Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land

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The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires. More>>

First airline flights land in Puerto Rico since Maria hit

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The first airline flights to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria have landed on the battered island. More>>

Head of House panel seeks tax relief for hurricane victims

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The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. More>>

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

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Seismologists say Mexico City's dry lake bed of soft soil made the earthquake shaking worse. More>>

Puerto Rican astronaut gets double dose of hurricanes

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The space station's Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, has been hit hard by two hurricanes. More>>

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

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Signs seeking missing pets are scattered around Mexico's capital these days. More>>

Mendes donates $100k to Mexican earthquake relief

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Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake days escaping unharmed from the tremor ahead of a planned show in Mexico City. More>>

Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

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After nursing home deaths in Irma's wake, Florida regulators say they will enforce new rules requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators. More>>

Marc Anthony pleads for help for Puerto Rico after Maria

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Marc Anthony is calling on people to help Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Florida family looks forward after losing home to sinkhole

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A Florida family will soon be searching for a new place to gather after their home of nearly five decades was lost to a sinkhole. More>>

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist Video included

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Mexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist. More>>

The Latest: Trump speaks with Puerto Rico governor

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Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: North Korea's leader calls Trump 'deranged'; How search for Mexico earthquake victim turned shocking; Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show. More>>

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

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Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory. More>>

An accounting for meteorological violence among insurers

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Allstate expects $593 million in insurance losses for August due to Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake Video included

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her. More>>

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico Video included

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Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. More>>

Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after Irma

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Two former prosecutors say nine deaths at a Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma may not result in criminal charges. More>>

Young Mexicans at heart of earthquake recovery

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Tuesday's powerful quake has spurred a flood of Mexicans looking to help, so many that some aid operations are turning away volunteers _ and more often than not it is young people donning hard hats, searching in rubble and gathering food for victims. More>>

New potential burden for Houston homeowners: higher taxes

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Houston homeowners face new potential financial burden: higher property taxes. More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the U.N. over two scandals that have tarnished the legacy of its peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country. More>>

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

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Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. More>>

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

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On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Hurricane Maria moving north of Dominican Republic; Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts; UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal. More>>

Claims for US jobless aid fall as hurricane impact recedes

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Claims for US unemployment benefits slide as Hurricane Harvey's impact declines. More>>

Boy recalls escape from Mexico City school _ and those lost Video included

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Ordinary Mexicans are volunteering to wriggle into a collapsed school after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake pancaked a three-story structure. More>>

Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings

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Fed announces start of trimming of bond holdings with $10 billion reduction in October. More>>

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 226. More>>

The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115 Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 248. More>>

Mexican family mourns 11 dead after church falls at baptism

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A child's baptism turned into a tragedy when the roof of a church in the Mexican town of Atzala collapsed during a powerful earthquake, killing 11 members of a family, including the 2-month-old girl being christened. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake death toll rises above 200; Experts say Trump's bellicose rhetoric unlikely to sway Kim Jong Un; Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica. More>>

The Latest: Yellen stays quiet on wanting 2nd term

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Financial markets are largely subdued ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of its monetary policy meeting. More>>

US home sales off 1.7 pct., hurt by Harvey and low supply

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US home sales declined 1.7 percent in August, dragged down by Hurricane Harvey and sales listing shortage. More>>

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

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A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, scientists at the University of Nevada plan to test a series of new bridge designs intended to better withstand such violent temblors. More>>

Power is back on in Florida, but utilities still under fire

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More than 300,000 customers in Florida remain without power more than nine days after Hurricane Irma, but electric industry experts say it could have been worse without recent power grid upgrades. More>>

Study: FEMA's Houston flood maps outdated long before Harvey

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A study of part of southeast Houston suggests that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood plain maps were woefully out-of-date long before Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Gulf Coast. More>>

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

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Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. More>>

The Latest: Trump in New York, meets with world leaders

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry says the President Donald Trump's United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and in danger. More>>

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

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Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities. More>>

Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly

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Some hurricanes, like Jose, just seem to linger, while others, like Tropical Storm Lee die off quickly. More>>

Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

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Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. More>>

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 12 in eastern Congo

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A Congo official says that flooding caused by torrential rains overnight have killed at least 12 people and left 92 others missing in the country's east. More>>

Latin Grammy nominations postponed over natural disasters

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Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More>>

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake Video included

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The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. More>>

226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico Video included

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A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly. More>>

Global differences abound as leaders address UN Video included

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President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. _ but discussions will be dominated by tough challenges like North Korea and Myanmar's Muslim minority. More>>

Hurricane Maria thrusts Dominica leader into spotlight

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A dramatic series of social media posts at the height of Hurricane Maria have put the spotlight on the prime minister of the small Caribbean island of Dominica. More>>

The Latest: Jose weakens to tropical storm off US East Coast

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U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that the track of Hurricane Maria has shifted and the eye is now expected to pass over the southwestern tip of St. Croix. More>>

After Irma, Florida Jews seek respite in High Holy Days

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The High Holy Days have taken on greater significance for Florida's large Jewish community after the ravages of Hurricane Irma. More>>

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency won't be relying on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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The government has received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest toxic waste sites since Hurricane Harvey. More>>

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

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Prudence Duchene moved to Key West on the day Irma was named, and rode out the storm in a courthouse there. More>>

Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

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A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles has gotten people in southern California talking on social media. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands; UN General Assembly ready to tackle global challenges; Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions. More>>

In ceremonial budget speech, Dutch king sees strong economy

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The Dutch king is set to ride through The Hague in a horse-drawn carriage to deliver a speech to both houses of parliament outlining the government's budget for the coming year. More>>

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

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Natural disasters such as this summer's hurricanes and wildfires can put a strain on state budgets, especially those experiencing an economic slowdown. More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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A U.S. government hotline received three reports of spills at a heavily polluted Superfund toxic waste site near Houston after Harvey flooding, and aerial photographs appear to show black-colored water surrounding the waste site, flowing out a bayou. More>>

The Latest: North Korea's top diplomat heading to UN meeting

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The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims that U.N. officials have described as ethnic cleansing is getting early attention at the annual gathering of government leaders at the world body. More>>

The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

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President Donald Trump presses the need for reform at the United Nations as he makes his debut address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

SW Florida residents clear sodden homes in scorching heat

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Hundreds of thousands of Floridians are still without power more than a week after Hurricane Irma slammed into the state. More>>

US homebuilder sentiment falls in September

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U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts following hurricanes Harvey and Irma will drive up costs for construction labor and materials. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Where Hurricane Maria is headed; Tensions rise on Georgia Tech campus after police fatally shot student; which popular tax breaks are in the GOP's crosshairs. More>>

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

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A strengthening Hurricane Maria is swirling toward the eastern Caribbean, with forecasters warning it probably will be a major storm by the time it passes through the already battered Leeward Islands late Monday. More>>

De Niro: Help rebuild Barbuda paradise destroyed by Irma

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Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro came to the United Nations on Monday to appeal to all countries and organizations to help rebuild the devastated Caribbean island of Barbuda and ensure that "paradise is not lost.". More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests; Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments; Hurricane Maria heads toward already battered Caribbean islands. More>>

The Latest: Prime minister: 'Merciless' winds on Dominica

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The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Hurricane Maria has strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it headed toward the Caribbean. More>>

Fierce storms haven't slowed growth along US coastlines

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A new Associated Press analysis shows that rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years. More>>

US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

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Population growth and development along U.S. coastlines are increasing faster than in inland areas, potentially putting more people and buildings in the path of future destruction from violent storms and rising sea levels. More>>

Harvey recovery czar faces limits to 'future-proofing' Texas

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The man overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he will face the same political and bureaucratic challenges that have long stalled meaningful storm protection improvements. More>>

Young democracy activist among Macau election winners

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Young pro-democracy activist among winners in elections for Chinese-controlled casino capital Macau's legislature. More>>

Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbean

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Hurricane season roared on as Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast, Tropical Storm Norma was set to brush Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, and Tropical Storm Maria formed and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane. More>>

Week 2 in the NFL starts with Irma ceremonies

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Jacksonville and Tampa Bay began their games with tributes to those affected by Hurricane Irma. More>>

Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years

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US industrial production plunged 0.9 percent in August, most in 8 years, after Hurricane Harvey hammers factories. More>>

Officials: Returning Keys residents must be self-sustaining

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Officials in Florida are going door-to-door warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days. More>>

'Red flag' calls signaled post-Irma deaths at nursing home

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Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills came in. Then came another call. Then another. More>>

Typhoon Doksuri batters central Vietnam, killing 4

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Typhoon Doksuri has slammed into central Vietnam with maximum sustained winds of 135 kilometers (84 miles) per hour, blowing off roofs, felling trees and electricity poles. More>>

This week in odd news: 'Sewer war' and record-setting cats Video included

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This week in odd news: Britain launches 'sewer war;' Thieves take SUV pulling U-Haul with a casket inside; One home, two tabby records. More>>

Tropical storm warning for Los Cabos, Mexico due to Norma

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Hurricane season is roaring on as Norma edges toward Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, Jose threatens heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast and Tropical Storm Lee forms in the Atlantic far from land. More>>

Union: Thousands of firefighters didn't work during Harvey

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Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey's flooding. More>>

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

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The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission. More>>

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

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The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices even as Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission. More>>

Now-famous Florida nun used Google to figure out chain saw Video included

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The Florida nun who became a viral sensation when she helped clear trees downed by Hurricane Irma says she had to Google instructions on how to start the chain saw. She laughed at being called the 'chain saw nun,' but said she didn't mind the attention. More>>

The Latest: Florida, N. Carolina report storm-related deaths

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A woman has died and three men are in critical condition in a suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by faulty generator use in Florida's Palm Beach County. More>>

Dangers linger as Florida recovery picks up momentum

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Florida's post-Irma recovery includes urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths. More>>

Irma wipes out dreams across independent-minded Florida Keys Video included

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Hurricane Irma wipes out dreams of small-time entrepreneurs across independent-minded Florida Keys. More>>

Florida gov could get political boost for leadership in Irma

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott's response to Hurricane Irma could give the Republican a political boost as he contemplates a run for the U.S. Senate. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Hunky cops photo prompts Facebook users to ask for arrests

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A group selfie from some Florida police officers has caused a social media stir, prompting some Facebook users to inquire about their marital status and others to ask to be arrested. More>>

Injured hawk 'Harvey' that gained online popularity released

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An injured hawk that got into a Houston man's taxicab before Hurricane Harvey made landfall will be released in the Dallas area. More>>

Sewage spills add to misery in hurricane-battered Florida

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Widespread power outages in hurricane-battered Florida are causing another headache: sewage overflows. More>>

Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

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The U.S. Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires that are blackening the American West. More>>

Seniors fight post-hurricane heat with Popsicles, compresses Video included

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Florida emergency workers have been urged to immediately check the welfare of those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm. More>>

Caribbean families separate to rebuild lives after storm

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Caribbean families with U.S. citizenship are separating to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Irma devastated several islands last week as a Category 5 storm. More>>

Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable

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A petroleum company says Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters triggered a spill of almost a half-million gallons of gasoline from two storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel. More>>

Hurricane Irma set records for The Weather Channel, too

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The Weather Channel reached its biggest audience ever on Sunday for its coverage of Hurricane Irma striking Florida. More>>

The Latest: Melania Trump salutes hurricane victims

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President Donald Trump is praising the recovery efforts in Florida before departing for the state to survey hurricane damage from Irma. More>>

Life and death of Irma: 2 weeks of fury and devastation end

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The end of 2 weeks of destruction and fear: Irma, the monster hurricane, is no more as it whimpers out in an ordinary rainstorm in the U.S. interior. More>>

Trump dispenses hoagies, handshakes in hurricane zone

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President Donald Trump is heading to Florida to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. More>>

Hurricane Max weakens rapidly over southern Mexico

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Hurricane Max has formed off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit land later today. More>>

Ex-head of Shell USA to lead Houston's recovery after Harvey

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Houston mayor chooses Odum, ex-head of US operations for Shell Oil who oversaw company's efforts after Katrina, to lead city's Harvey recovery work. More>>

US wildfire costs hit record $2.3 billion; season isn't over

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The U.S. government says it has already spent a record $2.3 billion fighting wildfires this year, and 64 major fires are still burning in 10 states. More>>

The Latest: Hurricane Max makes landfall on Mexico coast

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Tropical Storm Norma has formed far off Mexico's western Pacific coast and is expected to gain strength and move toward the resort-studded Baja California peninsula. More>>

US Virgin Islands getting aid, but still reeling from Irma

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France's president is promising to rebuild stronger Caribbean territories amid anger over his response to Hurricane Irma. In a news conference Tuesday, he promised to evacuate those who want to leave and provide services and shelter to those who stay. More>>

Trump says he hopes FL Gov. Scott runs for Senate

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President Donald Trump says Florida Gov. Rick Scott should run for Senate. More>>

Harvey charities raise more than $350M in less than 3 weeks

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Charities raise more than $350M to help Harvey victims in three weeks since storm. More>>

US jobless benefit applications fell by 14,000 last week

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Applications for US jobless benefits down 14,000 but remain elevated by hurricane disruptions. More>>

Harvey, Irma winds could topple German re-insurer's profits

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Re-insurer Munich Re says it may not reach its profit goal for this year because of heavy insured losses from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More>>

Oldest residents' safety more vulnerable during disasters

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Stories of suffering by the oldest residents in the line of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters seem to follow. More>>

Irma's fury in the Keys: High winds, waves, then devastation Video included

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Survivors in the Florida Keys are recalling high winds and waves when Hurricane Irma smashed ashore, a sound so loud 'it hurt your eardrums'. More>>

No AC! Millions in Florida swelter through power outages

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After Irma, millions in Florida's heat and humidity want to know: When will lights _ and the air conditioning _ be back on?. More>>

The Latest: Deaths at nursing home sound alarms after Irma

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Florida emergency workers have been urged to immediately check the welfare of those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm. More>>

Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

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In the whirr of Hurricane Irma preparations, drug users in Miami's Overtown neighborhood stocked up on sterile water they'll use to mix their heroin and clean syringes they'll use to inject it. More>>

Hurricane's strike brought particular risks to the oldest

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Fatalities at a Florida nursing home hit by Hurricane Irma are the latest reminder of the toll natural disasters take on the oldest people in the line of a storm. More>>

8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

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Eight patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home have died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, raising fears about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens. More>>

Irma's life and demise: 2 weeks of destruction and fear

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What once was a record-setting hurricane finally is just an ordinary rainstorm. More>>

Not even Hurricane Irma could stop a baby named Destiny

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Florida woman delivers baby at home with boyfriend's help after emergency rescuers can't get out during hurricane. More>>

After Irma, Dolphins back to football on California coast

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The Miami Dolphins are spending the week up the California coast from Los Angeles after leaving home early to avoid Hurricane Irma. More>>

Irma spawns unusual storm surges on both Florida coasts

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Hurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks. More>>

The Latest: Irma's cost to Florida already exceeds Matthew's

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France's president is promising to rebuild stronger Caribbean territories after Hurricane Irma destroyed much of St. Martin and St. Barts. More>>

8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath Video included

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Florida residents are drifting back from shelters and far-away havens to see Hurricane Irma's scattershot destruction. More>>

US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

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Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at "powder keg levels.". More>>

Manager of nursing home where 8 died has been charged before

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The manager of a Florida nursing home where six people died following Hurricane Irma has a history of health care fraud accusations. More>>

FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

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The head of the National Flood Insurance Program says early estimates are that Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas. More>>

4 motels in 5 nights: Our life on the run from Irma

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Four motels in five days: An AP editor shares her life on the run from Hurricane Irma in Florida. More>>

Tampa dodged Irma's worst, but still at risk and unprepared

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Hurricane Irma ended up sparing Tampa the catastrophic wind damage and flooding that many feared, but experts say the region is unprepared for the bad storm that will one day make a direct hit there. More>>

Kennedy Space Center remains closed, but spared major damage

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NASA's Kennedy Space Center remains closed, but appears to have been spared major damage from Hurricane Irma. More>>

Willie Nelson, Raitt to headline Texas storm benefit concert

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Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and other stars are headlining a benefit concert next week to help Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Rays to return home following Irma to play Red Sox, Cubs

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The Tampa Bay Rays will return home to Florida following Hurricane Irma for what is now a truncated five-game homestand against the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. More>>

Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief

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A hurricane relief benefit, originally planned to help victims of Harvey but expanded because of Hurricane Irma, will air on major broadcast networks Tuesday night. More>>

1 elderly couple: A decision to stay put despite Irma floods

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Elderly flood victims Vera Dupuis and husband Joseph: A decision to stay put in their swamped senior citizens building they've called home for more than a quarter century. More>>

Florida nun dons habit, grabs chain saw to help after Irma Video included

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A Florida nun is pitching in on the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irma by taking a chain saw to downed trees while dressed in her full habit. More>>

Despite Irma, football games in Florida get a go-ahead

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Despite dealing with Irma, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play host to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. More>>

EPA grants pollution waiver to Florida utilities after Irma

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State and federal environmental regulators issued a blanket waiver for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards without penalty for the next two weeks. More>>

Global markets mixed after Wall Street gains

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Asian stock markets are mostly higher after U.S. shares rose to new highs on encouraging jobs data. More>>

2 stranded manatees helped after Irma sucks water from bay

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Two stranded manatees, stuck after Hurricane Irma sucks water from Sarasota Bay, get rescuers' help to reach deeper water. More>>

Europe leaders answer anger over Irma response in Caribbean Video included

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Hundreds of people across an island shared by Dutch St. Martin and French St. Martin are trying to rebuild the lives they had before Hurricane Irma hit. More>>

Couple's home an island after Irma: 'We lost everything'

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For 82-year-old Vera Dupuis and her husband Joseph, the flood waters rose faster than they could pile their things atop the furniture. More>>

The Latest: 3 dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

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Florida residents have begun to dig out in hurricane-scarred Florida and officials are slowly piecing together the scope of Irma's vicious path of destruction across the peninsula. More>>

FEMA estimates 25 percent of Florida Keys homes are gone Video included

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Florida residents have begun to dig out in hurricane-scarred Florida, and officials are slowly piecing together the scope of Irma's vicious path of destruction across the peninsula. More>>

Irma's girth and path made for a bizarre Florida storm surge

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Scientists can explain why the highest water levels observed from Irma were in faraway corners, while places closer to the eye experienced a rare reverse surge. More>>

Without air conditioning, steamy Florida yearns for power

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In a state built on air-conditioning, millions of Florida residents want to know: When will the power be back?. More>>

Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires. More>>

After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins

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As the remnants of Hurricane Irma move inland, the mass exodus of Floridians contemplates its uncertain return. More>>

After Irma's destruction, stories of escapes, heartbreak

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Florida residents got a first look at the destruction Irma caused as it swept over the state, leaving virtually no area of the peninsula untouched. More>>

The Latest: Jaguars will play home opener vs Titans

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No. 23 Tennessee and 25th-ranked Florida will play their scheduled football game Saturday in Gainesville. More>>

Man sentenced in 1975 girls' murder case that alarmed region

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Man charged with killing two young sisters from Maryland expected to plead guilty more than four decades after the girls vanished during a trip to a local shopping mall. More>>

Florida airports open but cancellations linger after Irma

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Most Florida airports reopen after Irma passes, but about 2,000 flights are canceled. More>>

'Worst ever seen': European leaders view devastated islands

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French President Emmanuel Macron visits Tuesday St. Martin and St. Barts after the French Caribbean islands were hammered by Hurricane Irma. More>>

After Irma, Tampa area still at risk but not fully prepared

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The Tampa region is among the world's most vulnerable when it comes to major storms, yet it has failed to take some key precautions. More>>

Back-to-back storms in Georgia mean doing repairs all over

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Irma floods homes, topples trees, cancels flights and causes death in Georgia and South Carolina. More>>

Irma lost some oomph over Cuba before its assault on Florida

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Hurricane Irma was a monster, setting records for brute strength; then it lost some oomph just before its assault on Florida. More>>

Georgia congressman recovering from post-Irma car accident

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Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk and his wife are recovering from a car accident that occurred on their return drive back to Washington after they had driven home for Hurricane Irma. More>>

Television ratings another casualty of Hurricane Irma

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The Nielsen company says its measurement of who is watching television is delayed because its Florida processing plant was closed because of Irma. More>>

With ground still soaked, Florida town works on recovery

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Residents with weary eyes and mussed hair are struggling to clear tree branches and debris from their yards in Sweetwater, a small town west of Miami. More>>

Survivors, relatives, volunteers connect online for Irma aid

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Storm watchers, volunteers, worried friends go online to stay connected during the disaster. More>>

Miami shelters homeless against their will as Irma closes in Video included

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Officials in Miami have begun forcing homeless people into shelters ahead of powerful Hurricane Irma. At least 7 who refused have been sent to a psychiatric ward for their own good during the storm. More>>

US marks 9/11 anniversary with resolve, tears and hope

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While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the 16th anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days. More>>

North Korea relief sustains momentum in global markets

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Asian shares were mostly higher, encouraged by optimism on Wall Street as Hurricane Irma weakened and made way for recovery efforts and a North Korean holiday passed without new missile launches. More>>

Jaguars staying another night in Houston because of Irma

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Person familiar with situation says structural engineers will inspect Miami Dolphins' stadium. More>>

4 dead, 6 missing in floods and landslides in Philippines

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A tropical depression dumped heavy rains overnight in the Philippines, flooding metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces and causing a landslide in the north that killed two brothers. More>>

Where to watch Irma's arrival in Florida as it happens

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Where to watch Irma's arrival in Florida as it happens. More>>

French president to visit Caribbean islands hit by Irma

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French President Emmanuel Macron visits Tuesday St. Martin and St. Barts after the French Caribbean islands were hammered by Hurricane Irma. More>>

Harvey and Irma to slow US economy but rebound should follow

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to trip up US economy but rebound to follow. More>>

Asia stocks mostly rise as Irma and North Korea worries fade

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US stocks are jumping Monday, led by financial and technology companies, as investors are relieved Hurricane Irma is weakening and didn't cause as much damage as many had feared. More>>

Cuba's decrepit buildings no match for Hurricane Irma Video included

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Hurricane Irma topples many buildings in Cuba, where decrepit apartments are often one storm away from collapse. Officials say 7 of the island's 10 dead were crushed by falling roofs, walls or other debris. More>>

Rays lose to Yanks at Citi Field, their home away from home

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Tampa Bay Rays hope to return home to Tropicana Field for weekend series against Boston Red Sox. More>>

The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression Video included

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Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. More>>

Flight cancellations mount as Irma pushes north from Florida

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Airlines cancel more than 4,200 additional flights as Irma stops air travel in Florida. More>>

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

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Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. More>>

Cuba's decrepit buildings no match for Hurricane Irma Video included

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More aid and evacuations are set to arrive in the Caribbean islands battered and cut off by Hurricane Irma. The French president is among those bringing additional food and water. More>>

The Latest: 9/11's "Tribute in Light" beams in NYC

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Sept. 11 victims' relatives, survivors and rescuers are observing the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks at ground zero. Monday's commemoration began with a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46 a.m. More>>

Portugal faces dire drought, the worst in more than 20 years

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While parts of the United States and the Caribbean are drowning in water, a drought is tightening its grip on wide areas of Portugal. More>>

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