Natural disasters

March 19, 2018 - 7:17 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Twenty-nine million people faced a threat of severe storms Monday that could bring damaging hail, high wind and even tornadoes to the southeastern United States. The national Storm Prediction Center said large parts of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee and a small portion of northeast...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 15, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. In a series of blistering tweets on Saturday, March 17, 2018, Trump falsely asserted that the House Intelligence Committee has concluded there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 19, 2018 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest barrage of tweets attacking investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election stretched the bounds of credulity, from false claims that "no crime" had been uncovered to assertions that his campaign had been cleared of collusion with Russia...
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In this March 14, 2018 photo, members of the Marquez family talk outside the temporary shelter where seven children and four adults from the family are living in a park, six months after an earthquake damaged the Multifamiliares Tlalpan housing complex, toppling one building, killing nine people, and leaving around 300 families in housing limbo waiting for the rest of the buildings to be either repaired or condemned, in Mexico City. Most residents have moved in with relatives or friends, but those remaining are gradually receiving some housing help in the form of temporary one-room shelters built with plywood or with wooden pallets covered by polycarbonate by the Practical Architecture Consultancy (known by its Spanish acronym CAP) and the nonprofit Techo. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
March 19, 2018 - 12:06 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under a patchwork shelter of overlapping tarps and repurposed vinyl advertisements, several dozen residents of 18 Independence Street pack cheek by jowl into donated tents in the street near their building, which was damaged in the Sept. 19 earthquake. Six months after the...
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In this March 15, 2018, photo, skiers head down a slope at Mad River Glen in Fayston, Vt. Three successive March snowstorms have provided good conditions for late-season skiing. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
March 18, 2018 - 1:56 pm
FAYSTON, Vt. (AP) — Back-to-back nor'easters that have pounded New England have given ski resorts a late-season blast of their life's blood, luring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, and allowing smaller ski areas that rely on natural snow to stay open. From Vermont to Maine, skiers and riders...
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President Donald Trump reviews border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego. During the visit Trump said, "It will save thousands and thousands of lives, save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars by reducing crime, drug flow, welfare fraud and burdens on schools and hospitals. The wall will save hundreds of billions of dollars — many, many times what it is going to cost. ... We have a lousy wall over here now but at least it stops 90, 95 percent. When we put up the real wall, we're going to stop 99 percent, maybe more than that." However, Congress' main watchdog found that the government does not have a way to show how barriers prevent illegal crossings from Mexico. A Government Accountability Office report last year said U.S. Customs and Border Protection "cannot measure the contribution of fencing to border security operations along the southwest border because it has not developed metrics for this assessment."(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 17, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspense hung over the public square for hours. Were Japanese regulatory authorities really dropping bowling balls on American cars as part of a dark plot to keep the autos out of the Japanese market? No, the White House acknowledged. That story was just President Donald Trump...
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March 17, 2018 - 7:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities say they've recovered the body of one skier and are still searching for three others after they were hit by an avalanche in the Alps. Police from the Valais canton, or state, said Saturday that a group of skiers were hit by the avalanche Friday in the Vallon d'Arbi...
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In this March 13, 2018 photo, 93-year-old World War II veteran Antonio Morales rests in a single-story concrete home with no running water, in Corozal, Puerto Rico. Morales is one of thousands still waiting for water and power as the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaches. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
March 16, 2018 - 12:07 am
COROZAL, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria shredded the electric poles in this plantain farming town high in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, leaving tens of thousands of people without power or running water. Desperate, residents of the town's Barrio Mana neighborhood asked federal officials...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2017 file photo, a fire engine passes flames as a wildfire burns along Santa Ana Road near Ventura, Calif. Ranchers who lost cattle and property during California's largest-ever wildfire sued a utility on Thursday, March 15, 2018, for allegedly failing to maintain aging equipment and manage vegetation in areas where the blaze was sparked. The lawsuits filed in Ventura County claim Southern California Edison didn't mitigate the significant risk of wildfires stemming from its outdated equipment. (AP Photo/Noah Berge, Filer)
March 15, 2018 - 11:44 pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Ranchers who lost cattle and property during California's largest-ever wildfire sued a utility on Thursday for allegedly failing to maintain aging equipment and manage vegetation in areas where the blaze was sparked. The lawsuits filed in Ventura County claim Southern...
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File- This Dec. 19, 2009, file photo shows New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson walking on the field before the NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in New Orleans. Benson, a successful auto dealer who brought the New Orleans Saints their only winning seasons and the "Benson Boogie," has died. Benson, who has also owned the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans since 2012, was 90. The NFL and NBA teams announced Benson’s death on Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
March 15, 2018 - 9:10 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer and longtime owner of the New Orleans Saints who brought the franchise its only winning seasons and the "Benson Boogie," has died. Benson also owned the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans since 2012, but the 90-year-old made his mark in pro sports...
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March 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont National Guard says three soldiers injured in an avalanche during a winter training exercise remain hospitalized. Guard Spokesman Lt. Mike Arcovitch said Thursday that two of the soldiers are in good condition while the third is in fair condition. Six soldiers...
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