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'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


Gas prices head higher

DALLAS - The spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has hit the accelerator.

September 01, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Rescuers seek anyone - alive or dead - left in floodwaters

HOUSTON - Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone - alive or dead - who might have been left behind in Harvey's fetid floodwaters, which have now damaged more than 87,000 homes and destroyed nearly 7,000 statewide.

August 31, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey floodwaters drop in Houston

HOUSTON - Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the sun came out Wednesday in a glimmer of hope for the stricken city, even as the storm doubled back toward land and pounded communities farther east, near the Texas-Louisiana line.

August 30, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey rain is heaviest in history

HOUSTON - With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope - a forecast with less than an inch of rain and even a chance for sunshine.

August 29, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


More rain, more dead

HOUSTON - Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues.

August 28, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and DAVID PHILLIP Associated Press | Associated Press


Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas

DALLAS - Key oil and gas facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast have temporarily shut down as Harvey pounds the region with torrential rain and high winds, virtually assuring gasoline prices will rise in the storm's aftermath.

August 26, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Harvey lashes Texas coast with high wind

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade.

August 25, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and FRANK BAJAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey strengthens into hurricane

HOUSTON - Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years.

August 24, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

WASHINGTON - Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two studies released Wednesday.

August 23, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


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Groundhog Day report: Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

NEW YORK - It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead.

February 02, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


US adds a robust 200K jobs

WASHINGTON - Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month ...

February 02, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


A lunar showstopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.

January 31, 2018 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls for 'new American moment' in national address

WASHINGTON - Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers Tuesday night to set aside differences and "summon the unity" needed to make ...

January 30, 2018 | By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

BOSTON - Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.

January 30, 2018 | By MATT O'BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers | Associated Press


In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

WASHINGTON - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to ...

January 29, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


France sees worst rains in 50 years

PARIS - Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.

January 29, 2018 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and JEFFREY SCHAEFFER Associated Press | Associated Press


Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first ...

January 27, 2018 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Gymnasts' parents say they'll 'never get rid of the guilt'

LANSING, Mich. - Some parents thought they were misinterpreting the doctor's techniques. Others assumed their children were lying or mistaken.

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists successfully clone monkeys

NEW YORK - For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important ...

January 24, 2018 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage ...

January 23, 2018 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting

BENTON, Ky. - A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at ...

January 23, 2018 | By KRISTIN M. HALL and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify ...

January 22, 2018 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press | Associated Press


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