Property damage

Workers shovel debris off the top of a building that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Search teams were still digging through dangerous piles of rubble Monday, hoping against the odds to find survivors after the Sept. 19 quake. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 26, 2017 - 7:42 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican government officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a downtown restaurant, the result is already all too clear. Sitting in the entrance of his Guapa Papa restaurant...
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CLARIFIES REACTORS, FILE - In this March 11, 2012, file photo, three melted reactors, from left, Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3, are seen at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Japan's government approved on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 a revision to the decommissioning plan for the Fukushima nuclear plant, delaying by two more years the removal of radioactive fuel rods in two of the three reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster. It still plans for melted fuel to be removed starting in 2021, but the lack of details about the duration raises doubts if the cleanup can be completed within 40 years. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
September 26, 2017 - 6:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government approved a revised road map Tuesday to clean up the radioactive mess left at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after it was damaged beyond repair by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Decommissioning the damaged reactors is an uncertain process that is expected to...
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In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo provided by the Virginia Task Force 1, crew members ultilize a hot stick to assess electrical lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in eastern Puerto Rico. Days after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes, millions on the island face the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity. (Virginia Task Force 1 via AP)
September 24, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Maria and its devastation of Puerto Rico (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The U.S. Department of Energy says initial damage assessments and power restoration efforts have begun on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The agency said Sunday that it is...
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CORRECTS TO CLARIFY SITUATION WAS AN EVACUATION - Rescue workers and volunteers stand in the middle of the street after an earthquake alarm sounded and a small tremor was felt during rescue operations at the site of a collapsed building in Roma Norte, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. All rescue workers atop the rubble were able to evacuate safely via an adjacent building. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 23, 2017 - 11:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological...
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National Guard personnel offer evacuation to a Toa Ville resident after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico, Friday, September 22, 2017. Because of the heavy rains brought by Maria, thousands of people were evacuated from Toa Baja after the municipal government opened the gates of the Rio La Plata Dam. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 23, 2017 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns in Puerto Rico remain without fresh...
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Architect Gabriel Martinez stands outside an earthquake damaged building, in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are volunteering to help assess the damage to thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
September 23, 2017 - 3:16 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are rushing to do triage, diagnose and classify some very worrisome patients: the thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19...
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In this undated photo provided by Jamilyn Spellman, left, Spellman and her late mother, Lori, pose for a photo. In the barrier island city of Long Beach, New York, Jamilyn Spellman is among those still fighting with FEMA over flood insurance claims, even though her Sandy-damaged home has long since been demolished, the land beneath it sold, and its original owner, her mother, has died of cancer. (Jamilyn Spellman via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year's storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for a similar fight, lawyers involved in...
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Rescue workers move buckets of rubble from the site of an office building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, as they search for people who are believed to be trapped inside, at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Mexican officials are promising to keep up the search for survivors as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day following Tuesday's major earthquake that devastated Mexico City and nearby states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
September 23, 2017 - 12:07 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mexico's major earthquake (all times local): 11 p.m. Mexico's federal prosecutors' office says one of its employees has died in the crash of a helicopter that was carrying aid to a remote village in Oaxaca state. The office started aid flights to supply the village...
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The doorway of a house collapsed by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake stands in San Gregorio Atlapulco, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Authorities say 121 of the village's houses were severely damaged by the Tuesday quake and inhabitants are without water and electricity. The bell tower of the local church was toppled by the force of the quake. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
September 22, 2017 - 10:36 pm
SAN GREGORIO ATLAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Inhabitants of the villages that dot the largely rural southern edge of Mexico City said Friday they feel abandoned, as aid and rescue workers focused on the 38 buildings that collapsed nearer the city's downtown in this week's 7.1 magnitude quake. Jaime Perez...
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September 22, 2017 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House's tax-writing committee is putting forward legislation to give temporary tax relief to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The bill proposed Friday by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, would ease requirements...
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