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The Latest: Death toll from Mexican earthquake rises to 149

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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>>

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>>

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>>

149 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

Florida's Irma outages continue despite power grid upgrades

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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>>

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

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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

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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

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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>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Flyover of hurricane-battered Keys yields scenes of devastation; Americans mark 16th anniversary of Sept. 11; UN approves new sanctions on North Korea. More>>

Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions on smashed St. Martin

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Some black and mixed-race residents of the hurricane-devastated French territory of St. Martin have expressed anger at a perception that white tourists were given priority during Hurricane Irma evacuations. More>>

The Latest: Cuba says 10 died in Hurricane Irma Video included

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Cuban state news media say 10 people died across the island as it was being battered by Hurricane Irma. More>>

Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

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Winds, wildfires, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature in recent weeks. More>>

Worst-case scenario not happening and insurance sector soars

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Though damage from Hurricane Irma is extensive, property insurers are breathing a sigh of relief with the storm nowhere near as catastrophic as many had feared. More>>

Irma's roar gives way to grinding chorus of saws, generators Video included

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A grinding chorus of chain saws and generators has replaced Irma's roar in Sweetwater, a small, mostly Spanish-speaking town west of Miami. More>>

Floridians say online retailers let them down ahead of Irma

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Many Florida families have complained that e-commerce companies who pride themselves on speedy deliveries let them down at the worst possible moment ahead of powerful Hurricane Irma with cancellations and no-shows. More>>

Kristen Bell sings 'Frozen' tunes at Florida Irma shelter

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Kristen Bell says she's "singing in a hurricane" while riding out Irma in Florida. More>>

TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

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Television networks sent their correspondents into the teeth of Hurricane Irma, after days of warning Florida residents to evacuate and seek shelter. More>>

UK defends hurricane response as critics say it's too slow

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The U.K. government is defending its response to Hurricane Irma amid claims it has been slow to help British overseas territories devastated by the storm. More>>

AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of Irma

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EPA works to secure toxic waste sites in Irma's likely path. More>>

Global stocks spike on relief over North Korea restraint

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Asian stocks jumped and the dollar strengthened after Hurricane Irma weakened and North Korea marked a weekend holiday with celebrations but refrained from launching more missiles. More>>

Trump sets emergency aid in motion in deal that upsets GOP

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Disaster aid is getting a $15.3 billion boost under a bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump _ but dozens of conservative House Republicans are fuming over the measure. More>>

Feds, Texas offer choices for students homeless after Harvey Video included

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Many families now homeless after Harvey devastated the Houston area are returning to class on Monday after weeks of delays or interruptions to the school year. More>>

Death toll now at 90 as aftershocks rattle southern Mexico

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One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane have dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people. More>>

Irma turns Caribbean island paradises into nightmares Video included

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The wild isolation that made St. Barts, St. Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands into vacation paradises has turned them into cutoff, chaotic nightmares in the wake of Hurricane Irma. More>>

Irma brings fears of surge, sewers and toxins to Tampa area

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As Irma marches up Florida's Gulf Coast toward Tampa Bay, residents fear what the storm will do to an area that hasn't taken a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921. More>>

Trump: US a 'bit lucky' Irma veered from original course

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The White House says President Donald Trump has received a "comprehensive update" on Hurricane Irma. More>>

The Latest: Irma inland near Tampa, still Category 2 storm

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With Hurricane Irma closing in on Florida, the storm's bands are already lashing parts of the state. More>>

Average US gas price jumps after Harvey shuts refineries

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The average price of gasoline jumped in the past two weeks after Hurricane Harvey prompted the closure of refineries. More>>

Florida man's joke about shooting Irma gets taken seriously

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A Florida man says his Facebook event inviting people to shoot at Hurricane Irma was a joke that got out of hand. More>>

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss America

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The next Miss America will be crowned just as a deadly hurricane slams into Florida and not long after another one inundated Texas. More>>

Irma set records; luckily, late weakening dampened its power

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Days before it crashed into Florida, Hurricane Irma was setting records for brute strength. More>>

Weakened Irma lashes much of Florida; full impact unknown

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Hurricane Irma regained Category 4 strength as its eye closed in on the Florida Keys early Sunday. More>>

Asian stocks rise after North Korea refrains from launch

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Asian stocks rose strongly after North Korea marked a holiday on the weekend with celebrations but without launching more missiles and Hurricane Irma weakened. More>>

Waves from Irma flood Havana coast even as storm moves away

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Hurricane Irma toppled houses and a museum, flooded coastal cities and destroyed crops as it raked Cuba's northern coast after devastating islands the length of the Caribbean in a trail of destruction that has left 22 people dead so far. More>>

FEMA sees trailers only as last resort after Harvey, Irma

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FEMA sees trailers only as last resort after Harvey, Irma, with only 1,700 of them available. More>>

Macron to visit Caribbean as France defends hurricane prep

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The French government's spokesman has defended the government's handling of the hurricane crisis in the French Caribbean islands of St. Martin and St. Barts, after criticism that many locals felt abandoned by authorities. More>>

2 manatees stranded as Irma sucks water from Sarasota Bay

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Two manatees become stranded after Hurricane Irma sucks water from Sarasota Bay, in Florida's Manatee County, during storm's passage up Gulf Coast. More>>

Andrew was a monster; Irma could blow it out of the water

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A quarter century ago, monstrous Hurricane Andrew reshaped South Florida; but fearsome Irma is just so much bigger _ and likely to be far worse. More>>

Irma is looking more and more Tampa-bound, forecasters say

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The National Hurricane Center's latest forecast has Irma's powerful eye heading to the Florida Keys, Southwest Florida and the Tampa region. More>>

Hurricane Irma knocks Miami Marlins' radio broadcast off air

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The Miami Marlins' radio broadcast of their game at Atlanta was off the air because of technical problems caused by Hurricane Irma at its flagship station. More>>

Irma displaces college football teams

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The football teams from Florida International and Florida Atlantic remained displaced Sunday, waiting for Hurricane Irma to pass and for officials to determine when they can come home. More>>

Irma recovery could require 11M meals, 24,000 tarps and more

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Florida officials have amassed several million gallons of water, tons of meals and tarps and have thousands of emergency personnel to help residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. More>>

Mo the Sloth and Kramer the Emu do time in county jail

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Florida zoos, theme parks, rescue centers and just about anyplace else dealing with animals have been bracing for Hurricane Irma's arrival. More>>

The Latest: French leader to go to hurricane-hit St. Martin

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French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean island of St. Martin on Tuesday as his government fends off criticism of its handling of the disaster. More>>

Irma pushes Miami at FSU game back to Oct. 7

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Hurricane Irma continues to be a major distraction for Florida's sports teams. More>>

They've been warned: Some insist on riding out Irma at home

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Despite officials calling for people to evacuate in advance of Irma's storm surge and fierce winds, some around Florida are choosing to stay to the bitter end. More>>

Tourism, agriculture businesses brace for Irma's impact

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Hurricane Irma has taken down parts of the vital tourism industry in the Caribbean and is spinning toward now Florida, another vacation haven. More>>

Lines form at shelter as Irma nears; 75K total taking refuge

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About 50,000 Floridians are seeking shelter in schools, community centers and churches as Hurricane Irma nears the state. More>>

Late-season wildfires choke US cities, towns with smoke Video included

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A wet winter and spring in the US West brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. More>>

Trump to residents in Irma's path: 'Just get out of its way' Video included

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President Donald Trump cautions people in Irma's path to "get out of its way" because property is replaceable while lives are not. More>>

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