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Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

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All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief. More>>

The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

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President Donald Trump has recorded a video message for the hurricane relief concert that five former U.S. presidents are attending. More>>

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More>>

3 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes have been recorded in northern Oklahoma. More>>

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

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Google says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. More>>

California wildfire victims search burned homes for memories

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Some California residents who fled their houses nearly two weeks ago after wildfires threatened them started have started returning home. More>>

Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost insurers $95B

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Swiss Re, one of the world's biggest reinsurers, estimates that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, two recent earthquakes in Mexico will cost the industry about $95 billion. More>>

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More>>

Wheels of justice in Texas slowed down by damage from Harvey

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Courthouses damaged by Hurricane Harvey slow court proceedings in parts of Texas, raising concerns about delayed justice. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

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California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to speed up recovery as fire authorities say they've stopped the progress of wildfires that have killed at least 42 and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California. More>>

Hurricane Irma cost Florida 127K jobs, but most will return

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Hurricane Irma hammers Florida's economy, costing 127K jobs last month; most will return. More>>

Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine. More>>

Trump on his Puerto Rico response: 'I'd say it was a 10'

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President Donald Trump is welcoming Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello to the White House. More>>

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to prevent Western wildfires

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As wildfires rage across California and the West, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires. More>>

EPA orders more repairs at Texas toxic site following Harvey

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The companies responsible for cleaning up a Superfund site outside Houston say a new sampling shows no evidence that highly contaminated sediments washed away during Hurricane Harvey. More>>

'Breaking Bad' actors will host fundraiser for Puerto Rico

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Two actors from the AMC-TV hit series "Breaking Bad" are hosting a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. More>>

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

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The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will not only have to find or build a new place to live. They'll have to do it in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation. More>>

Trump has no plans now to visit California wildfire damage

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President Donald Trump has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks but he isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires. More>>

Trump has no immediate plans to visit Calif. wildfire damage

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President Donald Trump has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks but he isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires. More>>

Hurricanes help push down United's 3Q profit by one-third

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United Airlines says 3Q profit fell by one-third as hurricanes wiped out 8,000 flights. More>>

Karen Pence: 'All of us could benefit from art therapy'

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Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen made art therapy her cause ever since she first learned about it more than a decade ago. More>>

Puerto Rico governor and Trump to meet at White House

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Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello to discuss hurricane recovery, rebuilding on the island. More>>

First lady encourages donations for hurricane relief

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Melania Trump is urging the public to continue to donate to help the victims of recent hurricanes. More>>

Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

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The Portuguese government minister in charge of emergency services has resigned after 106 people were killed in wildfires this year. More>>

Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

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Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region's deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the cause. More>>

Californians head back home to altered lives, communities Video included

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A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional. More>>

'Praying to have business': Workers hit hard by wildfires

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Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. More>>

Deadly fires ease, anger grows over Iberia's 45 fire deaths

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Lower temperatures and rainfall in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula is aiding emergency teams in Portugal and Spain fighting fires that killed nearly 40 people over the weekend. More>>

US industrial production rose solid 0.3 percent in September

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US industrial production rose 0.3 percent in September, but growth stunted by hurricanes. More>>

Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead

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Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and Northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland. More>>

911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

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Emergency calls from sweltering Florida nursing home show staff increasingly agitated after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning _ a disaster that ultimately claimed 14 elderly lives. More>>

Puerto Rico hurricane may cause shortage of hospital IV bags

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Maker of hospital IV solution bags expects some shortages because Hurricane Maria shut down its factories in Puerto Rico. More>>

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

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Authorities in Ireland have closed schools, courts and government buildings amid concerns about potential damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia. More>>

Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss Video included

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With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know for Tuesday: Why Trump may withdraw support of drug czar; What astronomers are calling 'The most spectacular fireworks in the universe.'. More>>

The Latest: Storm blamed for odd odors on British flights

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The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia have killed at least two people after slamming into the British Isles. More>>

The Latest: White House condemns Somalia bombing

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President Donald Trump is assailing Democrats as he continues to lobby for his tax overhaul plan. More>>

Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain

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Authorities in Spain and Portugal say that nine people died over the weekend in hundreds of wildfires fanned by strong winds caused by a hurricane. More>>

The Latest: Infant dies in Portugal fires; toll rises to 32

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Spain's prime minister says he's traveling to the northwestern region of Galicia where raging wildfires have killed at least three people and prompted the evacuation of thousands. More>>

Son believes his father was deep asleep when fires came

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From a woman trying to save her dogs to a couple married 75 years, the California wildfires have claimed at least 40 lives. More>>

Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

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Tens of thousands of California residents have seen hopes and plans grossly interrupted by deadly wildfires. More>>

US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

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The brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing state and federal agencies that pay for the army of crews and machinery required to fight them. More>>

California firefighters say they finally 'turned a corner'

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Even as an unprecedented toll of death and destruction from wildfires kept mounting, California communities were getting glimpses of heroism and humanity Firefighters made major gains against most of the blazes on Friday. More>>

Ophelia to bring hurricane-force wind, heavy rain to Ireland

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Authorities in Britain and Ireland say the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring disruption and damage as the work week gets underway. More>>

Volcanoes on 'Ring of Fire' remind Asia of its seismic peril

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The horseshoe-shaped string of active volcanos bounding the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name in the past month, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu and now setting parts of southwestern Japan on edge. More>>

The Latest: Ophelia post-tropical but has hurricane strength

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Ophelia is now a post-tropical cyclone but is still on track to bring hurricane-force winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom on Monday. More>>

The Latest: PG&E expects to restore all power soon Video included

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A state fire spokesman says it appears firefighters are making good progress on deadly wildfires that started a week ago, devastating wine country and other parts of rural Northern California. More>>

The Latest: QB Siemian returns for second half

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The Latest from the NFL: Several 49ers take a knee again; 3 Dolphins stay off the field for the anthem. More>>

More than just wine country is burning in California

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Compared to its more famous wine-country counterparts, California's Mendocino County is feeling left out. More>>

Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

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Two men who hiked for miles expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead. More>>

Coffey Park is Ground Zero for California fire devastation

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Coffey Park, a square-mile of middle-class homes and friendly neighbors on the northern edge of Santa Rosa, was among the hardest hit areas from the series of wildfires that struck Northern California. More>>

An army of firefighters brave deadly, epic firestorm

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On foot, in trucks and by air, an army of more than 10,000 firefighters continue to attack deadly, fast-moving wildfires in California, working for days without rest to protect lives and property. More>>

California couple had marked 50-year anniversary before fire

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From a woman trying to save her dogs to a couple married 75 years, the California wildfires have claimed more than 35 victims so far. More>>

The Latest: 40 now dead from Northern California wildfires

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The winds kicked up overnight, forcing new evacuations for about 400 homes as wildfires continue to rage in California's wine country. More>>

Residents seek normalcy in California city hit hard by fire

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With some neighborhoods turned to ashes, patrons belly up to bar as life goes on in Northern California city. More>>

Ireland, UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia

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Ireland's weather service says 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts may lash the country as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. More>>

Teams report first progress against wine country wildfires

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Northern California communities have been battered by four days under siege from wildfires that are nowhere near over. More>>

California wildfire 'blast' kills teen, injures his family

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The wildfires sweeping across Northern California claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy and left his parents and older sister hospitalized with severe burns. More>>

Latest disasters stir Katrina veterans' hopes, hard memories

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Katrina survivors share hard-earned coping skills with this year's hurricane victims: Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back. More>>

Puerto Rico raises Hurricane Maria death toll to 48

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Authorities in Puerto Rico have raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria by 3 to 48 based on a review of medical records. More>>

'She was my life': Longtime loves among those lost in fire

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From a couple married 75 years to a young woman known for her helping heart, the California wildfires have claimed more than 30 victims so far. More>>

A day in the Northern California fire zone

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Remains are found, survivors return to decimated homes, meals are passed out as another day passes for firefighters continue to wage battle on raging Northern California wildfires. More>>

Utility shares tank after notice on wildfire evidence

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. shares plummeted 10.5 percent, after regulators directed the company to preserve any evidence of failed poles or other equipment that might be connected to Northern California wildfires that killed 32 people. More>>

Storms surge and US retail sales surge; most in 2 ½ years

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US retail sales jumped 1.6 pct. last month, most in 2 ½ years, as Americans replace hurricane-damaged property. More>>

US House speaker vows to secure money needed by Puerto Rico

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has received a first-hand look at devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as the island seeks billions in assistance to recover from the storm. More>>

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

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The House looks on track to give a sweeping bipartisan vote for President Donald Trump's request for additional disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims, and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat. More>>

Raiders-Chargers game may be affected by wildfires

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The NFL is keeping an eye on the wildfires in Northern California and has been exploring options to move the game between the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers if it becomes necessary. More>>

Paradise found: iconic Key West welcome sign back home

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The sign welcoming Key West visitors to "Paradise U.S.A." that went missing after Hurricane Irma hit Florida is back home. More>>

4th small quake detected since North Korea's nuclear test

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South Korea has detected a fourth small earthquake near North Korea's main nuclear test site after the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test explosion last month. More>>

Leaving home in a fire zone and fearing it's a final goodbye

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A reporter who has covered catastrophes and war zones overseas finds herself fleeing a disaster close to home as Northern California wildfires encroach. More>>

Grim search for victims as wildfires grow to size of NYC Video included

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Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest in California history have a chance Thursday to gain even more destructive power. More>>

The Latest: California wildfires bring record 31 deaths Video included

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Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country. More>>

EPA orders cleanup at Texas toxic site flooded by Harvey

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Trump administration orders two big corporations to pay for a $115 million cleanup at a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Trump: DHS secretary nominee needs 'no on-the-job training'

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White House: Trump picks deputy chief of staff to lead Department of Homeland Security. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

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A new poll says that Americans see the fingerprints of global warming in ever-worsening weather disasters. More>>

Official: Irma was 'lethal' for Florida citrus, other crops

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Florida's famous oranges are still falling from trees after Hurricane Irma; fewer Florida vegetables expected in coming weeks due to storm devastation. More>>

Search for mother trapped in fires ends in heartbreak

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A frantic search for an elderly woman ended 48 hours later when Robert Tunis found his mother's remains in the charred ruins of her Santa Rosa home. More>>

The Latest: House passes $36.5 billion disaster aid bill

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President Donald Trump is criticizing hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and says the government can't keep federal aid there "forever.". More>>

Correction: Tropical Weather story

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Nate slogged its way across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast. More>>

Probe blames poor evacuation plans in deadly Portugal fire

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News reports say an independent investigation into a Portuguese forest fire that killed 64 people has found that authorities failed to evacuate villages on time. More>>

Fewer people seek jobless aid as hurricane impact fades

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Applications for US unemployment benefits fall for 2nd week as hurricane impact fades. More>>

Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

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A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns. More>>

Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires Video included

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Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build up his dream home that was reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by the deadly firestorm striking Northern California. More>>

A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

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A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything that can cause a spark could have started any one of the wildfires tearing through California wine country. More>>

The Latest: 23 now dead from Northern California wildfires Video included

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A wildfire tearing through California's wine country continues to expand unabated, prompting authorities to order more evacuations. More>>

Winds, floods and fire: US ties record for costly weather

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U.S. meteorologists said Friday this year is tying a record for the most billion-dollar weather disasters in the country. More>>

Bottles sucked dry of wine among charred wildfire remains Video included

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Bottles sucked dry of wine among charred wildfire remains. More>>

Climber kills himself after girlfriend's avalanche death

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Just two weeks before renowned climber Hayden Kennedy killed himself following the death of his girlfriend in an avalanche in Montana, he wrote on a climbing blog that he had watched too many friends die in the mountains over the last few years. More>>

The Latest: Trump vows support for Calif. wildfire victims Video included

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President Donald Trump is challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to "compare IQ tests" if Tillerson did indeed ever call Trump a "moron" as reported. More>>

Climbers mourn death of renowned mountaineer Hayden Kennedy

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Faced with the incredible sorrow of losing his girlfriend in an avalanche in southern Montana, renowned mountaineer Hayden Kennedy's family says he "chose to end his life.". More>>

Smoke, ash from wildfires blanket California cities Video included

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Millions of Californians on Tuesday saw their lawns covered in ash and skies filled with smoke as firefighters battled deadly wildfires in the northern and southern parts of the state. More>>

Couple killed in California wildfire wed 75 years Video included

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Mike Rippey stood among the ash and charred debris of the California home where his 100-year-old father, Charles, and 98-year-old mother, Sara, had died in the raging wine country wildfires. More>>

Vintners inspect grapes, check buildings after wildfires Video included

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Workers in Northern California's renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards, destroying at least two wineries and damaging many others. More>>

Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake Video included

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A relentless storm of wildfires in Northern California are ravaging wineries, rural towns, and whole suburban neighborhoods. More>>

AP Explains: Hot, dry Diablo Wind scorched wine country

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AP Explains: Winds linked to many of California's worst wildfires are known by various names _ Diablo, Santa Ana and Sundowner _ but all share the common trait of being able to whip a spark into a destructive inferno. More>>

The Latest: Southern California fire 40 percent contained

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A fire official says at least 13 people have died in Northern California wildfires while 2,000 homes and businesses and other structures have been destroyed. More>>

White House requests $5B to ease Puerto Rico fiscal crisis

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The White House is asking Congress for $5 billion to ease a fiscal crisis striking the government of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Mexican billionaire sees growth opportunity after earthquake

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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim sees growth opportunity after quake. More>>

2 drown on Alabama coast trying to save child

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Two men who were trying to save a child in rough surf on the Gulf Coast have drowned. More>>

Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

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An analysis of 167 years of federal hurricane data shows that we are living in the busiest generation for major Atlantic storms. More>>

Speaker Ryan to visit Puerto Rico in wake of hurricane

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House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to visit Puerto Rico on Friday to view hurricane devastation first-hand as Congress weighs more aid for the island. More>>

Frost, drought hit wine production hard in Europe

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The European Union is heading for its smallest grape harvest in 36 years with production losses in some areas hitting over one third. More>>

Japan court: Govt, utility accountable in Fukushima accident

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A Japanese court ordered the government and the Fukushima plant operator to pay $4.5 million to ex-residents who demanded damages for their livelihoods lost in the 2011 disaster. More>>

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile. More>>

FEMA chief: Political disputes hurting Puerto Rico relief

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long believes political differences keep local officials in Puerto Rico from achieving the ideal unity required for a successful response after Hurricane Maria. More>>

At least 10 dead as fires rage in California wine country Video included

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Firefighters are battling several wind-whipped fires that forced evacuations of rural neighborhoods in Northern California. More>>

The Latest: Over 100 reported missing in California wildfire Video included

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Residents flee wind-whipped wildfires in Northern California wine country. More>>

2 more dead from Florida nursing home that lost AC in Irma

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Two women who lived at a Florida nursing home that lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma have died, becoming the 13th and 14th fatalities linked to the home. More>>

Engineers: lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved

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Prominent engineers says dozens of lives likely could have been saved in Mexico City's Sept. 19 earthquake if officials had outlawed a building technique now banned in parts of the United States, Chile and New Zealand. More>>

FDA: Drug shortages possible due to Puerto Rico power outage

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FDA says drug shortages possible because of power outages in Puerto Rico after hurricane. More>>

Tenor Placido Domingo announces disaster relief fundraising

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Opera singer Placido Domingo will match $50,000 in donations to relief efforts following an earthquake in Mexico and a hurricane in Puerto Rico and also donated $200,000 to Carlos Slim's foundation. More>>

Doomsday prepper sends all of his food to Puerto Rico

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A New Jersey man doomsday prepper is donating all of his stored food to families affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. More>>

Hurricanes cause rare monthly US job loss but rebound likely

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US storm damage is expected to limit September job gain to roughly half of August's level. More>>

A weakened Nate brings flooding, power outages to Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Nate came ashore along Mississippi's coast outside Biloxi, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More>>

The Latest: Nate moves closer to Mississippi coast

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The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Nate continues rapidly heading over the central Gulf of Mexico. More>>

Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

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Mental health concerns in Puerto Rico aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Hurricane Nate closes in on Mississippi, eyes 2nd landfall

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The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Nate is heading toward the central Gulf of Mexico and is likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast over the weekend. More>>

US Gulf Coast races to ready for fast-moving Hurricane Nate

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Strengthening Tropical Storm Nate is sending U.S. Gulf Coast residents scrambling to prepare as hurricane warnings cover the region. More>>

Norwegians won't cause landslide in unstable mountain

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Norwegian authorities say they won't try to provoke a landslide by pumping water onto a mountain where a major shift in the rock has been threatening. More>>

Houston asks oilman to help with hard choices after Harvey

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Houston is returning to its roots as an oil town to confront the immediate and long-term crisis created by Hurricane Harvey, tapping a former Shell president as its recovery officer. More>>

Gulf Coast braces for fast-moving blast of tropical weather

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Gulf Coast residents are bracing for a blast of wind, heavy rain and rising water as Tropical Storm Nate threatens to reach hurricane strength before a weekend landfall. More>>

US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

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Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed Thursday for at least 22 deaths across Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. More>>

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