Natural disasters

In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 photo, Amocachy Jeune, right, does homework as his mother Marianne Jeune, left, a Haitian immigrant staying in the U.S. through the Temporary Protected Status program, sits nearby at their Boston home. She has worked a variety of jobs caring for the elderly, after she lost her home in Haiti in the 2010 earthquake. The U.S. administration said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation in 2010. The Homeland Security Department said the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 21, 2017 - 6:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Yolnick Jeune couldn't sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S. Then, President Donald Trump's administration this week announced one last 18-month extension of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, a house is for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in October. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes. Sales rose 2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2017, file photo, Pierrot Mervilier, center rear, hugs a girl that did not wish to be identified, living in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after she and her family spoke to members of the media in Miami. The Trump administration said Nov. 20 it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said...
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Storm approaches Lycabettus hill in central Athens, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Greece's fire department says two more people have been reported missing from deadly flash flooding west of Athens that has killed at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 17, 2017 - 5:17 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rescue crews were searching Friday for six people missing from deadly flash floods that killed at least 16 near Athens, as new storms hit the Greek capital. The fire department, which had been searching since Thursday for four missing people, said two more people were reported...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Congressional aides briefed on the request required anonymity to discuss it in advance of its release...
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Juanes accepts the award for best pop/rock album for "Mis Planes Son Amarte" at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 16, 2017 - 8:40 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Luis Fonsi's megahit "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee has won the record of the year award at this year's Latin Grammys. The Latin...
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Debris from a collapsed wall is scattered in front of a kindergarten after an earthquake in Pohang, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck off South Korea's southeastern coast Wednesday afternoon, but no casualties were immediately reported. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 9:33 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials said a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was South Korea's second-strongest in decades damaged infrastructure, injured dozens of people and left about 1,500 homeless. No deaths have been reported since the quake rattled the southeastern coastal region around the port...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, photo, recent transplant from Puerto Rico, Arieliss Valencia sits next to her son Anthony, right, a fifth grader at Riverdale Elementary School after school supplies were handed out to the students in Orlando, Fla. Anthony left Puerto Rico with his family for central Florida after Hurricane Maria destroyed his home. He is living with relatives and has been welcomed into Orlando's Riverdale Elementary School. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 4:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ten-year-old Anthony Valencia says that after Hurricane Maria destroyed his home in Puerto Rico he played video games for a month until he was sick of them. Now his smile stretches wide when he talks about going back to school — on the U.S. mainland. "I really wanted school...
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November 15, 2017 - 1:14 pm
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. Arkema Inc.'s emergency response plan listed flooding as a risk there but offered...
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People clean away debris in Sarpol-e-Zahab, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, after a powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched an investigation into why government-built housing ordered by his hard-line predecessor collapsed while others withstood a powerful earthquake along the border with Iraq. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 15, 2017 - 2:50 am
SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran (AP) — Survivors in Iran are awaiting badly needed aid, three days after a powerful earthquake along the Iraq border killed more than 530 people and left thousands injured. Many in the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e Zahab, home to half the casualties from the temblor, say they still...
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