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Irma pushes Florida's poor closer to edge of ruin

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

Larry and Elida Dimas didn't have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less.



FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11B

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

The head of the National Flood Insurance Program said Wednesday early estimates show Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas.



Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

A student who opened fire in a hallway at a Washington state high school killed a classmate who confronted him Wednesday and wounded three others before being stopped by a custodian, authorities said.



Pharma Bro Shkreli has bail revoked, heads to jail

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

A judge jailed former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli on Wednesday after finding that he violated his bail on a securities fraud conviction with a social media posting she agreed posed a threat to Hillary Clinton.



White House: ESPN could justify firing anchor for Trump tweets

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and "a bigot."



Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

Posted 9/14/2017 in National

The top House and Senate Democrats say they have reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements -- not including Trump's coveted border wall.



Governor: 'Work to do' for Florida to recover after Hurricane Irma

Posted 9/13/2017 in National

Parts of Florida inched back toward normal with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as teams scoured the state's southernmost islands and authorities warned of mass devastation.



Florida swelters and asks: When will power and air conditioning be back?

Posted 9/13/2017 in National

In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power come back on?



After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins

Posted 9/13/2017 in National

With Irma having weakened into inland rainstorms, Floridians are beginning a mass migration back to a battered, water-logged state where millions remains without power.



American household income finally topped 1999 peak last year

Posted 9/13/2017 in National

In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household only last year finally earned more than it did in 1999.



Sanders, GOP push banner health care bills

Posted 9/13/2017 in National

Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders is ready to unveil his bill for starkly reshaping the country's current hodge-podge health care system into one where the government provides medical insurance for everybody.



What's happening: Deaths, floods, misery from Irma hit South

Posted 9/12/2017 in National

Remnants of Irma have spread gusting winds, rains and misery around the South even as Florida begins cleaning up from one of the most destructive hurricanes in its history, a storm so big it smashed across virtually the entire peninsula.



Harvey and Irma to slow economy but rebound should follow

Posted 9/12/2017 in National

With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. economy.



Pope blasts climate change doubters: cites moral duty to act

Posted 9/12/2017 in National

Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth.



UN approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

Posted 9/12/2017 in National

The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea but not the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to ban all oil imports and freeze international assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un.



Senate GOP looking for budget deal to open way to tax redo

Posted 9/12/2017 in National

Pushing toward the Republicans' prime goal of tax legislation, the GOP Senate leader and members of the Budget Committee are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three decades.



White House appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban

Posted 9/12/2017 in National

The Trump administration is back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world.



US commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero

Posted 9/11/2017 in National

While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days.



Massive but weakened Irma lashes Florida with wind, rain

Posted 9/11/2017 in National

A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early today after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.



TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

Posted 9/11/2017 in National

It's a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm's way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don't get hurt.



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