FILE -In this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, rain clouds gather over a pumping station at Marconi Drive and lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. Flood-weary New Orleans braced Thursday for the weekend arrival of Tropical Storm Nate, forecast to hit the area Sunday morning as a weak hurricane that could further test a city drainage system in which weaknesses were exposed during summer deluges. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 06, 2017 - 12:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Tropical Storm Nate formed and forecasts put New Orleans in its projected path for this weekend, one big question loomed for residents and business owners: Will the pumps work? "That's now a thought in everybody who lives in New Orleans," said Devin Shearman, a manager at...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 photo, monkeys move about on Cayo Santiago, known as Monkey Island, in Puerto Rico. One of the first places Hurricane Maria hit in the U.S. territory Sept. 20 was Monkey Island, a 40-acre outcropping off the east coast that is one of the world’s most important sites for research into how primates think, socialize and evolve. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
October 06, 2017 - 9:12 am
CAYO SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to mysteries of the human mind. One of the first places Hurricane...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Phil Wiggett, right, a recruiter with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, looks at a resume during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 06, 2017 - 6:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The September jobs report the government will release Friday morning will probably show a sharp drop in hiring compared with August because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The two storms inflicted heavy damage in Texas, Florida and other parts of the Southeast. Thousands of...
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An uprooted tree crashed into the entrance of a subway station photographed in Berlin, Friday Oct. 6, 2017. Seven people died Thursday as high winds knocked over trees and caused widespread travel chaos in northern Germany. In Berlin, where winds reached up to 120 kph (75 mph), flights were temporarily grounded at the city's two airports and much of the public transportation system was shut down. (Maurizio Gambarini/dpa via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 5:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scores of train and subway lines in northern Germany are still out of service after high winds knocked trees and branches onto tracks. Crews were working Friday to clear debris after overnight wind storm that killed at least seven people. Berlin's main zoo scrambled to get its animals...
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This combination photo shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, top row from left, Rita Moreno, Jennifer Lopez, and bottom row from left, Camilla Cabello, Marc Anthony and Luis Fonsi who are a few of the musicians who have participated in the new original song, "Almost Like Praying” to help raise money for Puerto Rican hurricane relief. (AP Photo/File)
October 06, 2017 - 12:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released a new original song Friday to raise money for Puerto Rican hurricane relief and he's enlisted some of the biggest Latin stars in music to help. "Almost Like Praying" features Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan...
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Vice President Mike Pence greets a group of Puerto Ricans who recently arrived at the Orlando International Airport and are getting help from relief agencies Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Kenneth Thomas)
October 05, 2017 - 6:56 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is getting some advice as he prepares to survey hurricane damage in Puerto Rico: Go to the heart of the devastation. Pence is greeting a group of Puerto Ricans who recently arrived at Orlando International Airport and are getting help from relief...
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Neighbors walk under the rain past a washed out road in Alajuelita on the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Tropical Storm Nate formed off the coast of Nicaragua on Thursday and was being blamed for at least 17 deaths in Central America as it spun north toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 05, 2017 - 4:55 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed Thursday for at least 22 deaths across Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Louisiana officials...
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Officer Ulises Villanueva directs traffic at an intersection in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Oct. 5 2017. Traffic lights are out across most of the island amid power outages caused by Hurrricane Maria. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)
October 05, 2017 - 4:33 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As three lanes of traffic sped toward him, Officer Ulises Villanueva held up the palms of both hands and blew a whistle, bringing the cars to a stop beneath a string of twisted, darkened traffic lights. With most of Puerto Rico lacking power two weeks after Hurricane...
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Socorro Marques, 78, a resident at the Aires de Manantial home for low-income elderly people, holds hands with fellow resident Manuela Libran in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The lights are back on at the residence, but used sparingly, and food has started arriving after Hurricane Maria hit the island on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
October 04, 2017 - 5:28 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero rode out Hurricane Maria inside a Jeep, which was lifted off its wheels by floodwaters in the parking lot. He then endured days without enough food or running water. The lights are back on at his...
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President Donald Trump poses for a photo as he visits a disaster relief distribution center at Calgary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Trump is visiting Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2017 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion for hurricane victims, according to a senior administration official and congressional aides...
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