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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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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 27, it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown. FEMA said in a statement that any language in the controversial contract saying the agency approved of the deal with Whitefish Energy Holdings is inaccurate. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 29, 2017 - 9:44 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The head of Puerto Rico's power company said Sunday the agency is cancelling its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid scrutiny of the tiny Montana company's role in restoring the island's power system. The announcement by Ricardo Ramos came hours...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers stand on towers to restore lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Trump administration said Oct. 27 it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. White House spokesman Raj Shah said that federal officials played no role in the selection of Whitefish Energy Holdings by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 29, 2017 - 9:44 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The latest on Puerto Rico's contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Whitefish Energy Holdings says it is "very disappointed" that authorities in Puerto Rico have cancelled its $300 million contract to help rebuild the U.S. island's...
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The square in front of the Hamburg fish market is flooded early Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. High winds struck the country causing flooding and damage in northern and eastern Germany. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)
October 29, 2017 - 5:17 pm
BERLIN (AP) — High winds knocked down trees and caused widespread travel chaos across much of Central Europe on Sunday, leaving five people dead and several injured. Storm Herwart, whose gusts reached 180 kph (112 mph), also caused electricity blackouts in hundreds of thousands of homes in the...
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Passersby walk along the Promenade in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood as rain and clouds loom over lower Manhattan on the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
October 29, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Communities across New York and New Jersey marked the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Sunday, a day that ironically saw the region hit by another strong storm system containing soaking rains and strong winds. "Of course Mother Nature is taking another shot at us today. She...
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Spectators gather in the finish area to follow an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
October 29, 2017 - 2:35 am
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — The first race of the men's Alpine skiing World Cup season has been canceled because of bad weather conditions. Organizers say they have called off the giant slalom "with the updated forecast, due to the wind conditions and in the interest of safety for teams and public."...
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October 28, 2017 - 6:59 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Tropical Storm Selma made landfall on El Salvador's coast Saturday with heavy rains and dangerous ocean swells, while Tropical Storm Philippe formed in the Caribbean and was expected to dump heavy rains across South Florida and the Keys after soaking Cuba. The...
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FIL - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Cheryl Lindamood and her Maltese poodle Cheyenne get read to compete in the owner-look-alike category of the Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade in Key West, Fla. The flamboyance of Fantasy Fest is a relief for business owners who say they’ve been trying to weather an economic storm that hit after Hurricane Irma battered the middle stretch of the tourism-dependent island chain last month. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP, File)
October 28, 2017 - 11:36 am
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Things are weird, as usual, in Key West. A pair of Vikings push a stroller full of stuffed chimps down Duval Street. A man with a ponytail swallows a steel sword. People dressed only in body paint and glitter wander and jiggle from bar to bar. Fantasy Fest — one of Key West's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 27, it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown. FEMA said in a statement that any language in the controversial contract saying the agency approved of the deal with Whitefish Energy Holdings is inaccurate. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 27, 2017 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. The White House said federal officials played no role...
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