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Dale Jr. reflects on Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida Keys

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week. More>>

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

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The director of Puerto Rico's power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and following scrutiny of a contract awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings Inc. More>>

White House requests $44 billion disaster aid bill

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The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that falls far short of demands from hurricane-hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. More>>

Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

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The county that is home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Greece: Search continues for 6 still missing in flash floods

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Rescue crews are searching for six people missing from deadly flash floods that killed at least 16 near Athens, as new storms hit the capital. More>>

White House to submit $44 billion disaster request Friday

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The White House is sending Congress an approximately $45 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. More>>

Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade

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Experts say Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria. More>>

The Latest: 'Despacito' takes home 4 Latin Grammy Awards

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Residente, Mon Laferte and the megahit "Despacito" have each earned a trophy ahead of the annual Latin Grammy Awards that will air live on TV. More>>

Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

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Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead. More>>

Criticism of US sanctions returns in Iran after earthquake

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Criticism of U.S. sanctions on Iran has been rekindled in the country after a powerful earthquake that killed over 530 people. More>>

The Latest: Death toll from Greece floods rises to 16

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Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead. More>>

Quake in South Korea left 1,500 homeless, dozens injured

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A 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was South Korea's second-strongest in decades damaged infrastructure, injured dozens of people and left 1,500 homeless. More>>

Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey

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Federal investigators say they've seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considering moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution. More>>

After Maria, US schools get influx of Puerto Rican students

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Anthony Valencia, 10: All smiles and back to school _ on US mainland _ as part of Puerto Rican exodus after Hurricane Maria. More>>

Blackout hits Puerto Rico as power company reached goal

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A major blackout hit Puerto Rico's most populated region on Wednesday just as the government announced it had met its goal of 50 percent power generation nearly two months after Hurricane Maria struck as a Category 4 storm. More>>

Iran earthquake survivors, sleeping on rubble, ask for help

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Survivors of Iran quake await badly needed aid, 3 days after the powerful temblor killed more than 530 people. More>>

Harvey's 'Biblical' rainfall is getting more likely

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A new study says the type incredible rainfall that Hurricane Harvey caused was Biblical in a sense and is six times more likely to drench Texas than a quarter century ago. More>>

Documents: Puerto Rico utility ignored advice on repair deal

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Newly released documents show that Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing a $300 million contract with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid. More>>

Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake

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Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq. More>>

House passes bill to renew flood insurance program

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House passes legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. More>>

The Latest: Netanyahu says Israel offered aid to Iran, Iraq

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promises to rebuild the country's earthquake-devastated area in the "shortest" timespan possible. More>>

Home Depot feels the wind at its back in third quarter

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Home Depot topped quarterly expectations thanks in part to repairs necessitated by Harvey and Irma, a pair of hurricanes that caused widespread damage to homes. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign; Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq earthquake killed more than 400; Republicans continue abandoning Alabama Senate candidate Moore after new accusations. More>>

Quake kills 430 in Iranian border region rebuilt after war

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Powerful earthquake, magnitude 7.3 shakes Iran-Iraq border region, killing more than 140 people in Iran alone. More>>

Puerto Rico seeks $94 billion in federal aid after hurricane

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Puerto Rico's governor is asking the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria, with much of the island without power and thousands of U.S. citizens still homeless. More>>

The Latest: Iran-Iraq quake death toll hits 430 in Iran

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Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that 445 people were killed and 7,370 injured in the Sunday earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border. More>>

Lin-Manuel: Puerto Rican efforts making up for slow start

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Lin-Manuel Miranda says the rebuilding of Puerto Rico is going well and saluted all the federal workers hard at work there, despite what he considers a slow initial response. More>>

The Latest: Iran's death toll from earthquake rises to 445

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An Iranian official says at least 30 people died in Iran when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Iran-Iraq border region. More>>

The Latest: Italy sends aid after Iran earthquake

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A powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region has killed over 400 people, mainly in Iran. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills more than 330; Trump embraces Philippine leader Duterte as Asia trip winds down; Yemen rebels vow escalation as Saudis look to relax blockade. More>>

Magnitude 6.5 quake hits Costa Rica coast, shakes capital

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A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 has shaken Costa Rica, knocking items from shelves and sending people rushing outside in panic. More>>

Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills more than 140

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Iranian state TV says a 7.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the region near the border between Iran and Iraq. More>>

In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

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Tens of thousands Puerto Ricans are starting new lives in Florida with Maria on their minds. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness of old technology

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The sheriff in a remote California county says wildfires last month crippled modern technology including cellphones, land lines and internet. More>>

Jumbo air tanker wins protest, may fight more US wildfires

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A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires was grounded this year by U.S. officials during much of what turned out to be an especially destructive U.S. fire season, but it could be flying much more next year. More>>

Texas seeks $61B to 'future proof' before next great storm

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Texas is lobbying Congress for $61 billion in infrastructure repairs alone following Hurricane Harvey's devastation, hoping to "future-proof" against coming disasters by implementing complex public works improvements. More>>

The Latest: Urban debuts new song at CMA Awards Video included

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The Latest: Eric Church opens Country Music Awards with 'Amazing Grace' leading into rousing rendition of 'Hold My Hand'. More>>

Puerto Rico reports increase in overall deaths after storm

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The pace of deaths quickened on Puerto Rico immediately after Hurricane Maria _ well beyond the numbers officially attributed to the storm. More>>

"Hamilton" creator visits Puerto Rico, announces $2.5M fund

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"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has visited Puerto Rico and he made sandwiches, took selfies and announced a partnership with a nonprofit group for a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund. More>>

Official says Puerto Rico needs 'unprecedented' federal help

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The director of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances says devastation caused by Hurricane Maria is so extensive that without "unprecedented levels of help" from the United States, "the recovery we were planning for will fail.''. More>>

FEMA rethinking ban on disaster aid to church buildings

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The federal disaster agency is rethinking its policy that routinely denies aid to religious institutions if the money will be used to rebuild sanctuaries damaged or destroyed in natural disasters. More>>

US report contradicts Trump team: Warming mostly man-made

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A giant new science report put out by the federal government says that global warming is mainly man-made. More>>

US job openings flat in September as hurricanes slow hiring

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US job openings were unchanged last month as hurricanes dragged down hiring. More>>

Storms rip through East, Midwest; 2 dead in flooded home

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Authorities say two people have died after a home flooded and partially collapsed in Pennsylvania during a severe storm with straight line winds and heavy rain. More>>

Liz Weston: 4 Steps to Disaster-Proof Your Finances

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You can't update your insurance or take an inventory as wildfire, floods and hurricanes chase you out the door. More>>

Officials: Possible tornado injures 8 in small Ohio city

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At least eight people have been injured after a possible tornado tore through a small Ohio city. More>>

1 family has survived 5 generations of Houston storms: Mine

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Two months after Hurricane Harvey, one reporter's family still struggles to recover from only the latest in a series of storms to affect them. Still, they refuse to pack up and leave the city. More>>

Why pay raises are elusive even with US unemployment so low

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A jump in US hiring is forecast in wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More>>

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