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Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

Even before the storm, Puerto Rico was in dire condition, reeling from a decade-long economic slide that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland and that many here feel was largely ignored by Washington.

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.

Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

A Texas lawmaker spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol apparently impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators, prosecutors said in a court filing this week.

Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction.

Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after...

Ten 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.

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

By some reports, 85% of Georgia’s peach crop was destroyed after...

Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.

Medicare card remake to protect seniors

No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them.

US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

LOOK AT THE NUMBERS FOR GEORGIA --> Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years

Historic farm from Revolutionary War battle gets protection

A Pennsylvania farm where George Washington’s troops narrowly escaped the British during the Revolutionary War is getting historic protection.
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