Hurricane Irma

September 06, 2017 - 3:30 pm
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This photo taken Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, shows one of half-dozen getaway shacks that seem to float over Biscayne Bay a mile from the Florida coast in Miami. Stiltsville survived Hurricane Andrew in 1992, but they might have finally fallen into the water in September if Hurricane Irma had not swerved into the Florida Keys instead of downtown Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
November 24, 2017 - 10:43 am
MIAMI (AP) — Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami's less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, has survived Hurricane Irma's brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark's caretakers and fans. Perched at the edge of sea grass flats where the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay meet...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:12 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of 12 of the 14 Florida nursing home patients who died after Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides. The Sun Sentinel reports that autopsy results from the Broward County medical examiner's office were released Wednesday. No arrests have...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Earnhardt is at peace with his decision to retire as he straps into the No. 88 Chevrolet for the final time in his NASCAR Cup career on Sunday. The 43-old Earnhardt has Homestead-Miami Speedway stamped as the final spot in his farewell tour. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2017 - 12:39 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week. Displaced residents. Damaged homes. Downed trees. Debris piles. It clearly affected NASCAR's most popular driver, who has a second home in Key...
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November 17, 2017 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 photo, volunteer Danny Floyd, right, of Weatherford, Okla,, helps Kenny and Brittany Smallwood, left, load new furniture donated by the nation's Churches of Christ, at Outdoor Resorts of Chokoloskee, in Chokoloskee, Fla. Kenny and Brittany Smallwood say FEMA rejected their assistance request after an 8-minute inspection even though Hurricane Irma's torrential rains poured through the hole it tore in their home's roof, destroying much of their furniture and causing extensive damage. They say they were denied financial aid because one room remains livable. They share it with their three young sons. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 10, 2017 - 1:42 pm
EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two months after Hurricane Irma's storm surge slammed through tiny Everglades City, the mountains of debris that lined the streets have been reduced to scattered piles and the occasional abandoned stove or refrigerator. The community church is preparing for its first...
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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 Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Louisiana National Guard help rescue an elderly resident from the Golden Years Assisted Living home, which was flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas. Deaths at nursing home facilities in Texas and Florida after recent hurricanes made landfall have left families of residents, law enforcement officials and state regulators questioning evacuation decisions. Experts on aging say the risk of illness and death increases for elderly residents who are evacuated and advocate for a patient-by-patient risk assessment system in the future. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 29, 2017 - 10:44 am
DALLAS (AP) — Murky water started seeping into a Port Arthur, Texas, nursing home four days after administrators decided to shelter in place. Volunteers — one even brandishing a gun — demanded relocation of the elderly residents, at least two of whom died in the days after police ultimately ordered...
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Kenyan riot police talk to a woman as they commence a patrol at dusk in the Kawangware area of Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Kenyan opposition areas were generally calmer Saturday, though clashes between supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga and police continued in Kawangware, and it was still not clear when the presidential election, a rerun of the flawed vote in August, would be over. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 28, 2017 - 6:05 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. ------------------------ NEW/DEVELOPING ------------------------ TROPICAL STORM — The depression soaking parts of western Cuba has formed into Tropical Storm Phillipe and is expected to dump heavy rains...
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In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, the Commerce Department issues the first of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 27, 2017 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Powered by businesses and consumers, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3 annual pace last quarter despite two devastating hurricanes — evidence of economic durability and all but assuring that the Federal Reserve will resume raising interest rates late this year. Friday's figures...
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