White House to submit $44 billion disaster request Friday

Nov 17, 2017

The White House is sending Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

Nov 16, 2017

The county that is home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey

Russia: 14 killed in crash between bus and logging truck

Nov 16, 2017

Police say at least 14 people in central Russia have been killed in a collision involving a bus and a logging truck

Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

Nov 16, 2017

Rescue crews are scouring floodwaters for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings like toys

Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for nearly 2 more decades

Nov 16, 2017

Experts say Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria

The Latest: Official death toll in Greek floods stands at 15

Nov 16, 2017

Greece's fire department says a man reported missing in an area of the Greek capital hit by deadly flash flooding has been found alive. Rescue crews continue to search for another five people.

US foundations pledge initial $5M for battered Puerto Rico

Nov 15, 2017

Three major U.S.-based foundations pledged an initial $5 million investment on Thursday to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, including the creation of an advisory commission to help guide reconstruction efforts

After Maria, US schools get influx of Puerto Rican students

Nov 15, 2017

Anthony Valencia, 10: All smiles and back to school _ on US mainland _ as part of Puerto Rican exodus after Hurricane Maria

Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey

Nov 15, 2017

Federal investigators say they've seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considering moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Nov 15, 2017

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad

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