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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greets soliders at Fort Bragg, N.C., Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
December 22, 2017 - 4:59 pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — "Storm clouds are gathering" over the Korean Peninsula, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared Friday. And as diplomats try to resolve the nuclear standoff, he told soldiers that the U.S. military must do its part by being ready for war. Without forecasting a conflict, Mattis...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, George Dorsey, center, hugs Samaritan's Purse volunteers, Nikki Moore, left, and Samantha Roundtree, who are helping rebuild his hurricane-damaged home in Houston. The groups helping to rebuild on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey have collected close to $1 billion in donations. The evangelical group Samaritan's Purse has raised $86 million. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 22, 2017 - 1:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The groups helping to rebuild on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey have collected close to $1 billion in donations, according to an Associated Press tally of major national and local organizations. Much of that money is already being put to work after Harvey, which ravaged...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames from a back firing operation underway rise behind a home off Ladera Lane near Bella Vista Drive in Santa Barbara, Calif. Crews battling Southern California's enormous wildfire are struggling to widen and extend firebreaks before the return of winds Wednesday evening, Dec. 20, 2017, that could once again drive the flames out of control. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
December 21, 2017 - 8:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All remaining significant evacuation orders for areas around the smoldering remnants of Southern California's huge wildfire were canceled Thursday after a new round of winds caused little fire activity. The lifting of evacuation orders and warnings in Santa Barbara County left...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017 photo, Pedro Deschamps helps workers hired by FEMA to carry out the installation of a temporary awning roof at his house, which suffered damage during Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog says his office will be investigating how a tiny Florida company won more than $30 million in contracts for desperately needed relief supplies following Hurricane Maria. The Associated Press first reported last month that Bronze Star LLC failed to deliver the emergency tarps and plastic sheeting needed to cover tens of thousands of Puerto Rican homes damaged by the storm's winds. The Federal Emergency Management Agency eventually terminated the contracts without paying any money. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
December 21, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog says his office will investigate how a tiny Florida company won more than $30 million in contracts for desperately needed relief supplies following Hurricane Maria. In a letter to seven senators who requested the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accompanied at right by Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, walks to the chamber as Republicans in the House and Senate plan to pass the sweeping $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill on party-line votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 18, 2017 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fight in Congress over the spending bill (all times local): 9:50 p.m. House Republicans have unveiled an $81 billion disaster aid measure that almost doubles last month's request by President Donald Trump. The sweeping measure is scheduled for a vote this week...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accompanied at right by Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, walks to the chamber as Republicans in the House and Senate plan to pass the sweeping $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill on party-line votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 18, 2017 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to unveil an $81 billion disaster aid package to help hurricane-ravaged communities and states hit by wildfires, almost double the amount requested by President Donald Trump last month. The emergency aid would provide $26 billion for community development...
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December 18, 2017 - 9:54 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Monday ordered authorities to review all deaths reported since Hurricane Maria hit nearly three months ago amid accusations that the U.S. territory has vastly undercounted storm-related deaths. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a statement that it'...
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Migrants queue for food in an abandoned factory in the western Serbian town of Sid, near Serbia's border with European Union member Croatia, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Several hundred migrants are camping along Serbia's borders, exposed to harsh winter weather and sleeping rough in make-shift shelters as they push on with their desperate bid to reach Western Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 18, 2017 - 8:52 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants to Europe (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Several hundred migrants are camping along Serbia's borders, sleeping rough in make-shift shelters in harsh winter weather as they look for a chance to cross into neighboring European Union countries. Amid biting...
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December 18, 2017 - 2:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest airport is canceling 170 flights because of snowfall, though forecasters predict the weather will improve over the course of the day. Frankfurt airport said flights to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna, Dublin and Warsaw were affected by cancellations Monday. Delta and...
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December 16, 2017 - 4:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Missouri kayaker who's trying to paddle around all five Great Lakes has stopped her journey because of the rigors of wintry weather. Traci Lynn Martin says she paddled 3,582 miles (5,764 kilometers) since March and completed lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan. In a Facebook video...
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