Hurricanes

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013 file photo, Michael Ertel speaks during a panel discussion on election problems at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Ertel, Florida's top elections official has abruptly resigned after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim. Secretary of State Ertel resigned Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, just hours after he testified about election lawsuits before a state legislative committee. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
January 24, 2019 - 6:43 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party. The Tallahassee Democrat obtained pictures taken at a Halloween party 14 years ago that show Secretary...
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This image released by NBC shows Jimmy Fallon, host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," left, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, and a member of the cast from the musical "Hamilton," at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fallon will join the cast in a performance of "The Story of Tonight” from the Tony-winning musical which will air on Fallon's show on Tuesday, Jan. 15. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 7:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon said a "Tonight Show" episode taped in Puerto Rico with "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode. "It's a real celebration of Puerto Rico," Fallon told The Associated Press of Tuesday's episode of the NBC...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and creator of the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton, receives a standing ovation with tears at the ending of the play's premiere held at the Santurce Fine Arts Center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The musical is set to run for two weeks and will raise money for local arts programs. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 11, 2019 - 11:24 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The audience giggled, hooted...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a roundtable on immigration and border security at U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station, during a visit to the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2019 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers expressed optimism Friday that the Trump administration would spare billions of dollars in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico as they search for money to build the president's promised border wall...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom presents his first state budget during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom's new budget is a figure that says a lot about California's shaky legal marijuana market: the state is expecting a lot less cash coming in from cannabis taxes. The Democrat's proposed spending plan projects the state will bank $355 million in marijuana excise taxes by the end of June, roughly half of what was once expected after broad legal sales kicked off last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 11, 2019 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 2:50 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling President Donald Trump's threat to use disaster relief money to build a border wall "unconscionable." The new Democratic governor says the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Bill and Theresa Striffler talk to a reporter at their home in Brick, N.J. Bill Striffler, an air traffic controller and the president of the Newark Airport National Air Traffic Controllers Association, is facing his first pay day without a paycheck due to the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, responders congregate near where two people drowned the evening before when they were trapped in a Horry County Sheriff's transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River on Highway 76, during rising floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Marion County, S.C. Charges are expected to be filed Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 04, 2019 - 12:49 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on two sheriff's deputies charged in the deaths of two women who drowned in a van during Hurricane Florence (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two former sheriff's deputies in South Carolina have been released after posting bail on charges of reckless homicide and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, responders congregate near where two people drowned the evening before when they were trapped in a Horry County Sheriff's transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River on Highway 76, during rising floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Marion County, S.C. Charges are expected to be filed Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 03, 2019 - 10:09 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Charges are expected Friday against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during Hurricane Florence, according to a prosecutor's statements to several media outlets. Stephen Flood...
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December 21, 2018 - 12:57 pm
POLLOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A small North Carolina town is losing its post office after it was damaged by Hurricane Florence, meaning residents with post office boxes will have to drive seven miles (11 km) to get their mail. WITN in Greenville reports Pollocksville Mayor Jay Bender said the U.S...
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Evan Smith
December 20, 2018 - 2:57 pm
On a rainy Thursday in Columbia, the South Carolina Floodwater Commission met for the first time. Governor McMaster formed the commission to find ways to alleviate flooding problems in the state. Commission Chairman Tom Mulliken of Camden said the plan starts off the South Carolina coast and works...
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