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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 27, it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown. FEMA said in a statement that any language in the controversial contract saying the agency approved of the deal with Whitefish Energy Holdings is inaccurate. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 28, 2017 - 2:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. The White House said federal officials played no role...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 27, it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown. FEMA said in a statement that any language in the controversial contract saying the agency approved of the deal with Whitefish Energy Holdings is inaccurate. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 27, 2017 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. The White House said federal officials played no role...
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JoAnn Perez, right, hugs friend Melissa Porter in front of her damaged home in Shelby, N.C., Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Perez arrived home shortly after Monday's storms to see her home pushed away from its foundation. Her two dogs and cats were the only occupants when the storm hit. All three pets were uninjured. (Brittany Randolph/The Star via AP)
October 24, 2017 - 7:13 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on storms in the western Carolinas (all times local): 7 a.m. Crews from the National Weather Service plan to cover western North Carolina and South Carolina, looking to confirm possible tornadoes as a line of storms moved across the area. As many as nine tornadoes...
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October 23, 2017 - 7:52 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in North Carolina (all times local): 7:52 p.m. The National Weather Service reports storm damage in western North Carolina after severe weather rumbled through the region. In Surry County, trees and power lines were brought down with a possible...
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October 22, 2017 - 11:24 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Emergency managers and the National Weather Service are surveying damage from storms that spawned as many as four tornadoes in southwest Oklahoma. The overnight storms tore part of the roof off of a casino and toppled power lines and trees. No injuries have been reported...
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Waves break around the church in the harbour at Porthleven, Cornwall southwestern England, as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia begins to hit parts of Britain and Ireland. Ireland's meteorological service is predicting wind gusts of 120 kph to 150 kph (75 mph to 93 mph), sparking fears of travel chaos. Some flights have been cancelled, and aviation officials are warning travelers to check the latest information before going to the airport Monday. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 12:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland. The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defenses and disrupted transport again Tuesday, a...
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A wildfire burning along the Highway 29 is seen through a fire truck Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, Calif. More than 8,000 firefighters are battling the blazes and additional manpower and equipment was pouring in from across the country and as far as Australia and Canada. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 12, 2017 - 9:44 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Northern California's wildfires have now killed 31 people — making this the deadliest week of wildfires in state history. Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said Thursday night that two more people have been...
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Firefighters douse hot spots in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 12, 2017 - 12:11 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said. "Every spark is going to ignite a fire," said Ken Pimlott,...
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View from inside a parked car destroyed by fire in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 10, 2017 - 10:20 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7:15 p.m. In Southern California, most evacuation orders have been lifted as firefighters successfully battle a wildfire that destroyed 14 buildings, most of them homes. Thousands of people in Tustin, Orange and...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 12:51 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Nate slogged its way up the northeastern U.S. on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression less than two days after it roared ashore in Mississippi and Louisiana as a hurricane. Nate spared the region the kind of catastrophic...
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