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Better weather gives leg up to crews on California wildfires Video included

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With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. More>>

911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

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Emergency calls from sweltering Florida nursing home show staff increasingly agitated after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning _ a disaster that ultimately claimed 14 elderly lives. More>>

Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain

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Authorities in Spain and Portugal say that nine people died over the weekend in hundreds of wildfires fanned by strong winds caused by a hurricane. More>>

Puerto Rico hurricane may cause shortage of hospital IV bags

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Maker of hospital IV solution bags expects some shortages because Hurricane Maria shut down its factories in Puerto Rico. More>>

The Latest: Democrats to dine with Ivanka Trump, Kushner

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President Donald Trump is assailing Democrats as he continues to lobby for his tax overhaul plan. More>>

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

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Authorities in Ireland have closed schools, courts and government buildings amid concerns about potential damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia. More>>

The Latest: 3rd death attributed to Ophelia in Ireland

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The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia have killed at least two people after slamming into the British Isles. More>>

The Latest: Infant dies in Portugal fires; toll rises to 32

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Spain's prime minister says he's traveling to the northwestern region of Galicia where raging wildfires have killed at least three people and prompted the evacuation of thousands. More>>

Son believes his father was deep asleep when fires came

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From a woman trying to save her dogs to a couple married 75 years, the California wildfires have claimed at least 40 lives. More>>

Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

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Tens of thousands of California residents have seen hopes and plans grossly interrupted by deadly wildfires. More>>

US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

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The brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing state and federal agencies that pay for the army of crews and machinery required to fight them. More>>

California firefighters say they finally 'turned a corner'

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Even as an unprecedented toll of death and destruction from wildfires kept mounting, California communities were getting glimpses of heroism and humanity Firefighters made major gains against most of the blazes on Friday. More>>

Ophelia to bring hurricane-force wind, heavy rain to Ireland

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Authorities in Britain and Ireland say the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring disruption and damage as the work week gets underway. More>>

Volcanoes on 'Ring of Fire' remind Asia of its seismic peril

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The horseshoe-shaped string of active volcanos bounding the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name in the past month, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu and now setting parts of southwestern Japan on edge. More>>

The Latest: Ophelia post-tropical but has hurricane strength

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Ophelia is now a post-tropical cyclone but is still on track to bring hurricane-force winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom on Monday. More>>

The Latest: PG&E expects to restore all power soon Video included

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A state fire spokesman says it appears firefighters are making good progress on deadly wildfires that started a week ago, devastating wine country and other parts of rural Northern California. More>>

The Latest: QB Siemian returns for second half

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The Latest from the NFL: Several 49ers take a knee again; 3 Dolphins stay off the field for the anthem. More>>

More than just wine country is burning in California

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Compared to its more famous wine-country counterparts, California's Mendocino County is feeling left out. More>>

Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

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Two men who hiked for miles expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead. More>>

Coffey Park is Ground Zero for California fire devastation

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Coffey Park, a square-mile of middle-class homes and friendly neighbors on the northern edge of Santa Rosa, was among the hardest hit areas from the series of wildfires that struck Northern California. More>>

An army of firefighters brave deadly, epic firestorm

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On foot, in trucks and by air, an army of more than 10,000 firefighters continue to attack deadly, fast-moving wildfires in California, working for days without rest to protect lives and property. More>>

California couple had marked 50-year anniversary before fire

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From a woman trying to save her dogs to a couple married 75 years, the California wildfires have claimed more than 35 victims so far. More>>

The Latest: 40 now dead from Northern California wildfires

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The winds kicked up overnight, forcing new evacuations for about 400 homes as wildfires continue to rage in California's wine country. More>>

Residents seek normalcy in California city hit hard by fire

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With some neighborhoods turned to ashes, patrons belly up to bar as life goes on in Northern California city. More>>

Ireland, UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia

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Ireland's weather service says 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts may lash the country as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. More>>

Teams report first progress against wine country wildfires

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Northern California communities have been battered by four days under siege from wildfires that are nowhere near over. More>>

California wildfire 'blast' kills teen, injures his family

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The wildfires sweeping across Northern California claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy and left his parents and older sister hospitalized with severe burns. More>>

Latest disasters stir Katrina veterans' hopes, hard memories

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Katrina survivors share hard-earned coping skills with this year's hurricane victims: Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back. More>>

Puerto Rico raises Hurricane Maria death toll to 48

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Authorities in Puerto Rico have raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria by 3 to 48 based on a review of medical records. More>>

'She was my life': Longtime loves among those lost in fire

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From a couple married 75 years to a young woman known for her helping heart, the California wildfires have claimed more than 30 victims so far. More>>

A day in the Northern California fire zone

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Remains are found, survivors return to decimated homes, meals are passed out as another day passes for firefighters continue to wage battle on raging Northern California wildfires. More>>

Utility shares tank after notice on wildfire evidence

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. shares plummeted 10.5 percent, after regulators directed the company to preserve any evidence of failed poles or other equipment that might be connected to Northern California wildfires that killed 32 people. More>>

Storms surge and US retail sales surge; most in 2 ½ years

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US retail sales jumped 1.6 pct. last month, most in 2 ½ years, as Americans replace hurricane-damaged property. More>>

US House speaker vows to secure money needed by Puerto Rico

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has received a first-hand look at devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as the island seeks billions in assistance to recover from the storm. More>>

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

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The House looks on track to give a sweeping bipartisan vote for President Donald Trump's request for additional disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims, and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat. More>>

Raiders-Chargers game may be affected by wildfires

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The NFL is keeping an eye on the wildfires in Northern California and has been exploring options to move the game between the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers if it becomes necessary. More>>

Paradise found: iconic Key West welcome sign back home

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The sign welcoming Key West visitors to "Paradise U.S.A." that went missing after Hurricane Irma hit Florida is back home. More>>

4th small quake detected since North Korea's nuclear test

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South Korea has detected a fourth small earthquake near North Korea's main nuclear test site after the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test explosion last month. More>>

Leaving home in a fire zone and fearing it's a final goodbye

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A reporter who has covered catastrophes and war zones overseas finds herself fleeing a disaster close to home as Northern California wildfires encroach. More>>

Grim search for victims as wildfires grow to size of NYC Video included

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Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest in California history have a chance Thursday to gain even more destructive power. More>>

The Latest: California wildfires bring record 31 deaths Video included

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Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country. More>>

EPA orders cleanup at Texas toxic site flooded by Harvey

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Trump administration orders two big corporations to pay for a $115 million cleanup at a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Trump: DHS secretary nominee needs 'no on-the-job training'

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White House: Trump picks deputy chief of staff to lead Department of Homeland Security. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

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A new poll says that Americans see the fingerprints of global warming in ever-worsening weather disasters. More>>

Official: Irma was 'lethal' for Florida citrus, other crops

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Florida's famous oranges are still falling from trees after Hurricane Irma; fewer Florida vegetables expected in coming weeks due to storm devastation. More>>

Search for mother trapped in fires ends in heartbreak

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A frantic search for an elderly woman ended 48 hours later when Robert Tunis found his mother's remains in the charred ruins of her Santa Rosa home. More>>

The Latest: House passes $36.5 billion disaster aid bill

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President Donald Trump is criticizing hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and says the government can't keep federal aid there "forever.". More>>

Correction: Tropical Weather story

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Nate slogged its way across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast. More>>

Probe blames poor evacuation plans in deadly Portugal fire

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News reports say an independent investigation into a Portuguese forest fire that killed 64 people has found that authorities failed to evacuate villages on time. More>>

Fewer people seek jobless aid as hurricane impact fades

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Applications for US unemployment benefits fall for 2nd week as hurricane impact fades. More>>

Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

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A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns. More>>

Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires Video included

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Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build up his dream home that was reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by the deadly firestorm striking Northern California. More>>

A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

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A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything that can cause a spark could have started any one of the wildfires tearing through California wine country. More>>

The Latest: 23 now dead from Northern California wildfires Video included

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A wildfire tearing through California's wine country continues to expand unabated, prompting authorities to order more evacuations. More>>

Winds, floods and fire: US ties record for costly weather

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U.S. meteorologists said Friday this year is tying a record for the most billion-dollar weather disasters in the country. More>>

Bottles sucked dry of wine among charred wildfire remains Video included

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Bottles sucked dry of wine among charred wildfire remains. More>>

Climber kills himself after girlfriend's avalanche death

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Just two weeks before renowned climber Hayden Kennedy killed himself following the death of his girlfriend in an avalanche in Montana, he wrote on a climbing blog that he had watched too many friends die in the mountains over the last few years. More>>

The Latest: Trump vows support for Calif. wildfire victims Video included

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President Donald Trump is challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to "compare IQ tests" if Tillerson did indeed ever call Trump a "moron" as reported. More>>

Climbers mourn death of renowned mountaineer Hayden Kennedy

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Faced with the incredible sorrow of losing his girlfriend in an avalanche in southern Montana, renowned mountaineer Hayden Kennedy's family says he "chose to end his life.". More>>

Smoke, ash from wildfires blanket California cities Video included

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Millions of Californians on Tuesday saw their lawns covered in ash and skies filled with smoke as firefighters battled deadly wildfires in the northern and southern parts of the state. More>>

Couple killed in California wildfire wed 75 years Video included

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Mike Rippey stood among the ash and charred debris of the California home where his 100-year-old father, Charles, and 98-year-old mother, Sara, had died in the raging wine country wildfires. More>>

Vintners inspect grapes, check buildings after wildfires Video included

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Workers in Northern California's renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards, destroying at least two wineries and damaging many others. More>>

Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake Video included

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A relentless storm of wildfires in Northern California are ravaging wineries, rural towns, and whole suburban neighborhoods. More>>

AP Explains: Hot, dry Diablo Wind scorched wine country

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AP Explains: Winds linked to many of California's worst wildfires are known by various names _ Diablo, Santa Ana and Sundowner _ but all share the common trait of being able to whip a spark into a destructive inferno. More>>

The Latest: Southern California fire 40 percent contained

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A fire official says at least 13 people have died in Northern California wildfires while 2,000 homes and businesses and other structures have been destroyed. More>>

White House requests $5B to ease Puerto Rico fiscal crisis

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The White House is asking Congress for $5 billion to ease a fiscal crisis striking the government of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Mexican billionaire sees growth opportunity after earthquake

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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim sees growth opportunity after quake. More>>

2 drown on Alabama coast trying to save child

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Two men who were trying to save a child in rough surf on the Gulf Coast have drowned. More>>

Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

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An analysis of 167 years of federal hurricane data shows that we are living in the busiest generation for major Atlantic storms. More>>

Speaker Ryan to visit Puerto Rico in wake of hurricane

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House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to visit Puerto Rico on Friday to view hurricane devastation first-hand as Congress weighs more aid for the island. More>>

Frost, drought hit wine production hard in Europe

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The European Union is heading for its smallest grape harvest in 36 years with production losses in some areas hitting over one third. More>>

Japan court: Govt, utility accountable in Fukushima accident

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A Japanese court ordered the government and the Fukushima plant operator to pay $4.5 million to ex-residents who demanded damages for their livelihoods lost in the 2011 disaster. More>>

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile. More>>

FEMA chief: Political disputes hurting Puerto Rico relief

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long believes political differences keep local officials in Puerto Rico from achieving the ideal unity required for a successful response after Hurricane Maria. More>>

At least 10 dead as fires rage in California wine country Video included

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Firefighters are battling several wind-whipped fires that forced evacuations of rural neighborhoods in Northern California. More>>

The Latest: Over 100 reported missing in California wildfire Video included

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Residents flee wind-whipped wildfires in Northern California wine country. More>>

2 more dead from Florida nursing home that lost AC in Irma

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Two women who lived at a Florida nursing home that lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma have died, becoming the 13th and 14th fatalities linked to the home. More>>

Engineers: lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved

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Prominent engineers says dozens of lives likely could have been saved in Mexico City's Sept. 19 earthquake if officials had outlawed a building technique now banned in parts of the United States, Chile and New Zealand. More>>

FDA: Drug shortages possible due to Puerto Rico power outage

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FDA says drug shortages possible because of power outages in Puerto Rico after hurricane. More>>

Tenor Placido Domingo announces disaster relief fundraising

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Opera singer Placido Domingo will match $50,000 in donations to relief efforts following an earthquake in Mexico and a hurricane in Puerto Rico and also donated $200,000 to Carlos Slim's foundation. More>>

Doomsday prepper sends all of his food to Puerto Rico

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A New Jersey man doomsday prepper is donating all of his stored food to families affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. More>>

Hurricanes cause rare monthly US job loss but rebound likely

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US storm damage is expected to limit September job gain to roughly half of August's level. More>>

A weakened Nate brings flooding, power outages to Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Nate came ashore along Mississippi's coast outside Biloxi, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More>>

The Latest: Nate moves closer to Mississippi coast

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The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Nate continues rapidly heading over the central Gulf of Mexico. More>>

Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

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Mental health concerns in Puerto Rico aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Hurricane Nate closes in on Mississippi, eyes 2nd landfall

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The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Nate is heading toward the central Gulf of Mexico and is likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast over the weekend. More>>

US Gulf Coast races to ready for fast-moving Hurricane Nate

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Strengthening Tropical Storm Nate is sending U.S. Gulf Coast residents scrambling to prepare as hurricane warnings cover the region. More>>

Norwegians won't cause landslide in unstable mountain

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Norwegian authorities say they won't try to provoke a landslide by pumping water onto a mountain where a major shift in the rock has been threatening. More>>

Houston asks oilman to help with hard choices after Harvey

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Houston is returning to its roots as an oil town to confront the immediate and long-term crisis created by Hurricane Harvey, tapping a former Shell president as its recovery officer. More>>

Gulf Coast braces for fast-moving blast of tropical weather

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Gulf Coast residents are bracing for a blast of wind, heavy rain and rising water as Tropical Storm Nate threatens to reach hurricane strength before a weekend landfall. More>>

US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

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Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed Thursday for at least 22 deaths across Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. More>>

VP Mike Pence tours islands wrecked by Hurricane Maria

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Vice President Mike Pence is in the U.S. Virgin Islands to get an update on recovery efforts after the islands were socked by Hurricane Maria. More>>

The Latest: Pences hand out sandwiches in Puerto Rico Video included

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The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands says the U.S. government has hurricane response "down to a science.". More>>

Nate aims at New Orleans: Will pumps to drain the city work?

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When Tropical Storm Nate formed Thursday, there was one big question on the minds of many New Orleans residents and business owners: Will the pumps work. More>>

J.Lo, Estefan, Miranda and Fonsi sing to help Puerto Rico

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"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda releases a new original song to help raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane relief that features Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe and Luis Fonsi. More>>

FEMA restores count showing Puerto Rico clean water, power

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The Trump administration says it is restoring numbers on a government website that show a running tally of how many people have access to clean drinking water and electricity. More>>

US senators to visit Puerto Rico to survey damage, relief

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A group of five senators will travel to Puerto Rico Saturday to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria and monitor relief efforts. More>>

Hurricane mauled PR's renowned Monkey Island research center

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As troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to storm-torn Puerto Rico, scientists are racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to some of the most important mysteries of the human mind. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off the mark on Puerto Rico hurricane

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AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump strikes more than one false note in his remarks about Puerto Rico's hurricane disaster. More>>

Pentagon: Hurricane to slow some deployments to Afghanistan

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Pentagon officials say the Defense Department's response to the hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico is slowing the deployment of some U.S. forces to Afghanistan. More>>

With traffic lights out, Puerto Ricans cope with road snarls

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Vast stretches of Puerto Rico's capital remain without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria _ including its traffic lights. More>>

Tropical Storm Nate blamed for 22 deaths; threatens US coast

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Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed Thursday for at least 17 deaths across Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. More>>

Pence meets with Puerto Ricans recovering from hurricane

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Vice President Mike Pence is getting some advice as he prepares to survey hurricane damage in Puerto Rico: Go to the heart of the devastation. Pence is greeting Puerto Ricans who recently arrived at Orlando International Airport. More>>

Texas delegation requests $19B in additional Harvey aid

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The Texas congressional delegation wants an additional $19 billion to help the Lone Star State recover from Harvey. More>>

Damage from US hurricanes to blur Friday's Sept. jobs report

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US hurricane damage to muddy September jobs report being released Friday. More>>

Solemn Trump in Vegas: 'America truly a nation in mourning' Video included

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President Donald Trump will reckon with the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting when he visits Las Vegas. More>>

Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

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The governor of Puerto Rico says the official death toll from Hurricane Maria has been increased to 34 from 16. Gov. Ricardo Rossello also says he believes the hurricane caused $90 billion in damage across the island. More>>

Puerto Rico bonds sink; White House says no debt bailout

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The White House's budget director says Puerto Rico shouldn't expect a federal bailout of its debt _ even after President Donald Trump spoke of the need to "wipe out" that red ink as part of the island's recovery after Hurricane Maria. More>>

White House seeks $29B for disaster aid, flood insurance

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The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims. More>>

UN chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be 'new normal'

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean where he says scientists predict the extreme storms during this year's Atlantic hurricane season "will be the new normal of a warming world.". More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Low marks for Trump's Puerto Rico response

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Americans are more likely to approve than disapprove of how President Donald Trump is handling disaster relief in Florida and Texas, but it's a different story in Puerto Rico. More>>

Last known body recovered from rubble after Mexico quake

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Officials say they've recovered the last body known to be trapped in rubble following Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

Survey: Hurricanes limit hiring in September to 135,000 jobs

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Survey: Hurricanes limit job gains in September to 135,000; manufacturing, construction see healthy hiring. More>>

The Latest: Trump says it's a 'sad day' as he heads to Vegas

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President Donald Trump says it's a "sad day" as he departs the White House to meet with first responders and the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. More>>

Residents say tests find toxic chemicals after plant fire

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Houston-area residents say in a newly filed class-action lawsuit that tests have detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from a chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey several weeks ago, caught fire and exploded. More>>

Trump sees 'miracle' Puerto Rico survival, ignores critics Video included

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President Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, as criticism of the federal government's sluggish response continues. More>>

APNewsBreak: White House to seek $29B disaster aid package

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Top Washington officials say the Trump administration is readying a $29 billion request that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in additional relief for hurricane victims. More>>

The Latest: Trump says US must 'wipe out' Puerto Rico debt

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President Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, as criticism of the federal government's sluggish response continues. More>>

Vanuatu island exodus continues even as volcano stabilizes

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The evacuation of a Vanuatu island was continuing even after scientists said an erupting volcano had stabilized. More>>

US automakers post first monthly sales gain of year in Sept.

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General Motors and Ford each posted strong U.S. sales in September, confirming predictions that the industry could rebound for the month. More>>

Houston leaders start providing grants for Harvey recovery

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Harvey relief fund established by Houston's top elected leaders provides its first grants, gives out $7.5 million to 28 organizations with focus on temporary housing. More>>

Trump calls Las Vegas shooter 'sick' and 'demented man' Video included

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President Donald Trump condemns the mass shooting in Las Vegas _ in which at least 59 people were shot dead _ as an "act of pure evil". More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Las Vegas hospitals overwhelmed as dozens slain, scores wounded; Trump heads to Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage; Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66. More>>

Escaped dog back home after surviving Hurricane Irma

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A 14-month-old Tibetan terrier is safe and sound in her new Florida home after surviving Hurricane Irma, numerous thunderstorms and heat. More>>

Many Puerto Ricans angry over Trump's comments on island

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Outside of official events, many Puerto Ricans say they won't be welcoming President Donald Trump with open arms during his visit to the storm-wracked island Tuesday. More>>

Trump sticks to somber script, refuses to join guns debate

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President Donald Trump is extending condolences to the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas and their families. More>>

The Latest: Democrats denounce federal response to hurricane

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President Donald Trump says the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands is probably going to meet him in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico Tuesday. More>>

Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating

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Mexico's Education Department says authorities have revoked the permits of an elementary and middle school that collapsed in the recent magnitude 7.1 earthquake, killing 26 people. More>>

Coast Guard report: Captain errors led up to El Faro sinking

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The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its final report on the sinking of a cargo ship two years ago that killed all 33 aboard. More>>

Indonesia volcano may erupt explosively or menace for weeks

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Suddenly active volcano on Indonesian tourist island of Bali may erupt explosively or menace for weeks, but it is more likely to erupt than not. More>>

Trump attends golf tournament, defends hurricane response.

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Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico mayor who begged for aid, saying some on the Island 'want everything to be done for them'. More>>

San Juan mayor in hurricane spotlight after Trump tweets

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The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital has long been praised as a hands-on leader, but this week, she rose to international prominence as the target of U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets. More>>

Over 130,000 flee menacing volcano on Bali tourist island

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An Indonesian disaster official says more than 120,000 people have left the region around the Mount Agung volcano on Bali, fearing it will soon erupt. More>>

Maria television reporting raises echoes of Katrina coverage

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Coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is increasingly reminiscent of Katrina a dozen years ago. More>>

Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris

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Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. More>>

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