Natural disasters

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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In this Nov. 17, 2017 photo, George Dorsey, center, hugs Samaritan's Purse recovery volunteer Nikki Moore, left, outside his hurricane-damaged home in Houston. Dorsey usually hosts a large Thanksgiving dinner for family but is making other arrangements this year as he continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 23, 2017 - 8:56 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. The house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its...
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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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In this Nov. 17, 2017 photo, George Dorsey walks through his hurricane-damaged home in Houston. He usually hosts a large Thanksgiving dinner for family but is making other arrangements this year as he continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 22, 2017 - 2:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. The house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 photo, Amocachy Jeune, right, does homework as his mother Marianne Jeune, left, a Haitian immigrant staying in the U.S. through the Temporary Protected Status program, sits nearby at their Boston home. She has worked a variety of jobs caring for the elderly, after she lost her home in Haiti in the 2010 earthquake. The U.S. administration said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation in 2010. The Homeland Security Department said the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 21, 2017 - 6:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Yolnick Jeune couldn't sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S. Then, President Donald Trump's administration this week announced one last 18-month extension of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, a house is for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in October. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes. Sales rose 2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National...
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Mount Agung emits volcanic smoke and ash from its crater as seen from Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The volcano on the Indonesian tourist island has spewed ash and smoke, but authorities say its alert level remains unchanged. (AP Photo/Wayan Wijaya)
November 21, 2017 - 6:30 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali spewed ash and smoke Tuesday, but authorities said its alert level remained unchanged. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the minor eruption began at about 5 p.m. and...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:36 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal say they may begin rationing the public water supply at night-time in response to the country's worst drought on record. Authorities say 94 percent of the Portuguese mainland is enduring what they classify as an "extreme" drought. Environment secretary...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2017, file photo, Pierrot Mervilier, center rear, hugs a girl that did not wish to be identified, living in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after she and her family spoke to members of the media in Miami. The Trump administration said Nov. 20 it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 21, 2017 - 2:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said...
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November 20, 2017 - 5:26 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck waters west of Samoa and American Samoa. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The agency said Monday the earthquake was centered 220 miles west of Apia, Samoa, and 290 miles west of Pago Pago, American...
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