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US Caribbean communities stepping up for Irma-hit region
by By DEEPTI HAJELA
23 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian communities around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged by the wind and water of Hurricane Irma, including those in places in the southern United States that were hit hard themselves....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:41 a.m. EDT]
Ex-prosecutors unsure if nursing home deaths involved crimes
by By TERRY SPENCER
37 minutes ago
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:41 a.m. EDT]
Republicans see political necessity in health care effort
by By ALAN FRAM
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:41 a.m. EDT]
A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria
by By DANICA COTO
1 hour ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:41 a.m. EDT]
Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees
by By JILL COLVIN
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:41 a.m. EDT]
'Why me?' Survivor recounts deadly Arizona flash flood
by By ALINA HARTOUNIAN
1 hour ago
PHOENIX (AP) -- When a wall of water came toward him, all Cesar Garcia could think to do was protect his young daughter and try to save his nephew....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 4:41 a.m. EDT]
Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico
1 hour ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Track the storm: Follow Maria's path
10 minutes ago
Pastor from Puerto Rico concerned about Hurricane Maria
10 minutes ago
Puerto Rico rescuers set out on darkened streets
4 hours ago
Thousands of Puerto Ricans heeded the calls of government officials and have taken refuge in shelters as the Caribbean island braces for Hurricane Maria's direct hit early Wednesday.
[From CNN.com - RSS Channel - US]
SEC Discloses Hackers Breached Its Filing System
by Alex Johnson
4 hours ago
The SEC said that it first detected the breach in 2016 but that it didn't realize the hackers may have been able to profit from it until last month.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
'Island Destroyed': All Power Out as Maria Crushes Puerto Rico
by Gadi Schwartz and Alex Johnson and Daniel Arkin and Daniella Silva and Carolina Gonzalez and Sandra Lilley and Yuliya Talmazan
4 hours ago
Authorities say it could be four to six months before electricity is returned to Puerto Rico and its nearly 3.5 million people.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
Girl in hospital after being struck by baseball at Yankee Stadium
6 hours ago
(The Sports Xchange) - A young girl was transported to hospital after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees' home game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests
8 hours ago
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year following nearly a week of protests touched off by the acquittal of a former police officer for the shooting death of a black man.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens
8 hours ago
(Reuters) - For the first eight months of Donald Trump's presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
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