In this early morning Sept. 20, 2017 photo, a young boy looks out the window as strong winds brought on by Hurricane Maria bend a palm tree and send debris flying, in Juncos, Puerto Rico. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit "with a force and violence that we haven't seen for several generations." (AP Photo/Linda Rodriguez Flecha)
October 19, 2017 - 7:31 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for $20. And families outstretch their hands as crews in helicopters drop supplies in communities that remain isolated. This is life one month...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has ordered two companies to make more extensive repairs to stabilize the area around a Superfund toxic waste site near Houston following Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday that a survey of the area near the San Jacinto River Waste Pits...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 19, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won't let go of the false claim that Puerto Rico was hit by a Category 5 hurricane. He also errs in citing praise from a Clinton-era official for the way he's responded to the island's plight. TRUMP: "They got hit dead center — if you look at those maps — by...
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President Donald Trump meets with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 19, 2017 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave himself a "10" on Thursday for his response to the widespread devastation Puerto Rico suffered after back-to-back hurricanes created a situation that the island's governor described as "catastrophic" as he met with Trump at the White House. More than 80...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo Bob Odenkirk arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Spielberg" at Paramount Studios. Odenkirk, is sponsoring a benefit in Albuquerque, where his former series "Breaking Bad" and current series "Better Call Saul" is filmed, for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico . He'll be joined by Steven Michael Quezada, who played a federal drug enforcement agent in "Breaking Bad". The event will be on Oct. 23 at an Albuquerque brewer and is part of a broader effort by actress Anne Heche to raise money for the island. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP,File)
October 19, 2017 - 2:12 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two actors from the hit series "Breaking Bad" will host an Albuquerque fundraiser next week for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Bob Odenkirk, who played sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, is sponsoring a benefit event in Albuquerque where the show was filmed, the actor...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, a woman walks through a winter snow storm in Philadelphia. In a report released Thursday, Oct. 19, U.S. forecasters say chances are good that much of the nation will have a warmer than normal winter. But it likely won't be as toasty as the previous two winters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 19, 2017 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday forecast a warmer winter from California through the Midwest to Maine. A colder than normal winter...
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The Santa Cruz Mountains are covered in smoke from a wildfire Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, near Boulder Creek, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 18, 2017 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks, isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires. The president has no immediate plans to visit the state to inspect the aftermath of the wind-whipped wildfires, which have swept...
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October 18, 2017 - 3:34 pm
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Oct. 18 The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg on the risk of earthquakes: South Carolina has had enough of natural disasters. An ice storm in 2014. Flooding in 2015. Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Hurricane Irma's coastal surge and flooding in 2017...
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In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 photo, Luis Sierra sleeps in a classroom at a school-turned-shelter after Hurricane Maria left him and other families homeless in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Young people in Puerto Rico have been left stranded by Hurricane Maria, unable to return to school and increasingly desperate for life to get back to normal. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
October 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
HATILLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren't in class. They've been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded their home and destroyed their belongings, trying to pass the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, The Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, arrives at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Royal Caribbean has announced that its ship Adventure of the Seas will resume port calls to St. Thomas on Nov. 10, and that the ship hopes to be in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and St. Martin by the end of November. It's one of a number of initiatives from the travel industry to remind consumers that the region is recovering from the impact of recent hurricanes. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
October 17, 2017 - 5:27 pm
The travel industry is ramping up efforts to remind consumers that many Caribbean islands were unaffected by hurricanes and that their economies depend on tourism. Tourism agencies and travel companies are promoting deals, events and fundraising efforts while reinforcing the basic message that most...
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