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Caribbean braces as Maria grows to Category 4 storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters warned it was likely to become even stronger.

September 19, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Despite storms, coastal life booming

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida.

September 16, 2017 | By JEFF DONN AP National Writer | Associated Press


Irma claims dozens of lives across Caribbean, United States

As Irma's misery grows in scope and scale, so does its death toll. The storm, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, eventually claimed dozens of lives as it tore up the Caribbean and the southeastern United States. Still more are dying in its aftermath.

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Dangers after Irma: Chain saws, generators, heat, ladders

ATLANTA - Irma's deadly rampage is over but authorities say the risk of deaths and injuries rises significantly after natural disasters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all kinds of hazards can endanger storm survivors, returning evacuees, emergency responders and cleanup crews. "The aftermath of disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can be just as dangerous as the storms themselves," notes CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald. And Orlando Fire Department Lt. Aaron Rhodes, notes stress and fatigue can lead to trouble after a disaster: "For one, people get tired, people get frustrated and start cutting corners."

September 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could last for days.

September 13, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press


Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

CHICAGO (AP) - Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment.

September 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Irma closes in with Tampa, not Miami, in the crosshairs

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Irma's leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as the storm spun toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on a projected new track that could put Tampa - not Miami - in the crosshairs.

September 09, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Equifax breach draws criticism from lawmakers

NEW YORK - There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious.

September 08, 2017 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - They call it the Big One - a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long been the stuff of Florida's nightmares.

September 07, 2017 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press


'This is a buzz saw'

MIAMI - Florida residents picked store shelves clean and long lines formed at gas pumps Wednesday as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 monster with potentially catastrophic winds of 185 mph, steamed toward the Sunshine State and a possible direct hit on the Miami metropolitan area of nearly 6 million people.

September 06, 2017 | By JENNIFER KAY and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press


Irma nears Caribbean islands as Category 5 hurricane

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua - The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on Tuesday night, following a path predicted to then rake Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend.

September 05, 2017 | By ANIKA KENTISH and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump orders end to DACA program

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling Barack Obama's program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, declaring he loves the "dreamers" who could face deportation but insisting it's up to Congress, not him, to address their plight.

September 05, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Millions brace for rising premiums

WASHINGTON - Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over.

September 04, 2017 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey victims leave shelters

HOUSTON - While the number of evacuees seeking refuge in Houston's emergency shelters dwindled 10 days after Harvey struck, many people who had left by Monday still faced dire housing needs.

September 04, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHAN Associated Press | Associated Press


We're still fighting, more than 150 years after Appomattox

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - When the Civil War was over, when the dead were buried and the union was reunited, it came time to tell tales and write history. In reunion gatherings and living rooms alike, differing versions of the causes of the conflict became as hardened as sunbaked Georgia clay.

September 02, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | Associated Press


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Commissioner: Child playing with stove lit deadly NYC fire

NEW YORK - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an inferno ...

December 29, 2017 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID JEANS Associated Press | Associated Press


Navy rediscovers captured flags hidden for nearly 100 years

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn't exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long ...

December 28, 2017 | By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press | Associated Press


Rising energy costs eyed amid brutal cold snap gripping US

PORTLAND, Maine - Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren ...

December 28, 2017 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to ...

December 28, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Brrr! After record snow, bitter cold ahead for northern US

ERIE, Pa. - Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city ...

December 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits ...

December 26, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK - Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified ...

December 26, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press


A chilly Christmas

CHICAGO - The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest is that it was a white Christmas. The bad news is that a blizzard ...

December 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA - When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a ...

December 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Violence in Jerusalem makes for a subdued Bethlehem Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and ...

December 25, 2017 | By JALAL HASSAN and IMAD ISSEID Associated Press | Associated Press


California wildfire now largest in state history

LOS ANGELES - A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the ...

December 23, 2017 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press | Associated Press


US to send weapons to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the ...

December 23, 2017 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs tax cut in "rush job" Oval Office signing event

WASHINGTON - In the end, Donald Trump's top achievement as president- a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul - was finalized in a "rush job" of an ...

December 22, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


House GOP slates vote on pared-back spending bill

WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most ...

December 21, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous?

CHICAGO - Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and ...

December 20, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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