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October 31, 2017 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was in Washington Tuesday making the case to the White House and top Capitol Hill leaders for a $61 billion Texas Gulf Coast rebuilding package. Topping the huge Hurricane Harvey recovery proposal is $37 billion for Army Corps of Engineers flood control and...
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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long testifies before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, during a hearing on the federal response to the 2017 hurricane season. Long said the challenge presented by hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria is unprecedented in the history of his agency. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 31, 2017 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials had nothing to do with approving a pricey no-bid contract to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, the head of the agency told Congress on Tuesday. FEMA Administrator Brock Long told the Senate homeland security committee there was "a...
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A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 31, 2017 - 2:02 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of out-of-state reinforcements bolstered utility crews struggling to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, a day after a powerful storm blew down trees and postponed Halloween activities in many communities. The storm, packing gusts that topped 80 mph (129...
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Jennifer Appel, right, and Tasha Fuiava speak on the deck of the USS Ashland at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The U.S. Navy ship arrived at the American Navy base, five days after it picked up the women and their two dogs from their storm-damaged sailboat, 900 miles southeast of Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
October 31, 2017 - 10:36 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea on a sailboat for months never activated their emergency beacon, the U.S. Coast Guard said, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival. The women previously told The Associated Press...
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Lights from automobile traffic leave trails on a street in Freeport, Maine, where most outlet shopping stores are closed due to a severe storm knocked out electricity, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 31, 2017 - 8:01 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a severe storm in the Northeast that brought hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Power is slowly being restored to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in New England, one day after a powerful storm downed...
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Jennifer Appel, right, and Tasha Fuiava sit with their dogs on the deck of the USS Ashland Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan. The U.S. Navy ship arrived at the American Navy base, five days after it picked up the women and their two dogs from their storm-damaged sailboat, 900 miles southeast of Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
October 30, 2017 - 11:57 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that the two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea never activated their emergency beacon, adding to a growing list of inconsistences that cast doubt on the women's harrowing tale of survival. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr told...
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Lights from automobile traffic leave trails on a street in Freeport, Maine, where most outlet shopping stores are closed due to a severe storm knocked out electricity, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 30, 2017 - 7:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses and forcing hundreds of schools to close in New England. Falling trees knocked down power lines across...
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A motorist turns around after finding downed trees blocking Flying Point Road during a storm in Freeport, Maine, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. A strong wind storm has caused widespread power outages. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 30, 2017 - 4:37 pm
The Latest on a severe storm packing heavy rain and high wind sweeping through the Northeast (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Electicity is slowing being restored, but more than 1.2 million people are still without power in the Northeast after severe weather brought high winds and heavy rains through...
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October 30, 2017 - 11:08 am
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey homeowners have been fighting Gov. Chris Christie's plan to build protective sand dunes since he announced the effort months after Superstorm Sandy. They've lost at almost every turn. But five years after the storm, the latest challenge brought by...
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October 30, 2017 - 6:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rain that soaked Pennsylvania is ending, however strong winds that downed trees and power lines remain a problem. Nearly 22,000 homes and businesses are without electricity Monday, mainly in the central part of the state. Downed trees are mostly to blame. The National...
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