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Puerto Rico announces privatization of power utility
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:01:09 GMT
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Monday that the commonwealth will begin privatizing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA.
School cheers as power returns after 112 days
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:07:53 GMT
After almost four months without electricity, this school in Puerto Rico exploded in excitement as the power was restored.
Thousands wait for roofs in Puerto Rico
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:59:12 GMT
A dispute over a government contract has slowed efforts to build temporary roofs for people in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, officials from the US Army Corps of Engineers told CNN.
One month without water
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:41:55 GMT
More than a million Americans are still without clean drinking water after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Puerto Rico orders review of deaths after hurricane
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:32:23 GMT
Puerto Rico is launching an official review of the death count from Hurricane Maria, which devastated this US territory on September 20.
A journey along the path of Hurricane Maria
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:02:19 GMT
Each morning before work, Héctor Luis Rodríguez Nieves showers with a garden hose behind his tattered home. He uses the jungle as his restroom.
Trump seeks to move from bystander to dealmaker on immigration
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:47:18 GMT
President Donald Trump is impatient to return to the immigration negotiating table, despite advice from some aides that he allow lawmakers to strike their own agreement, people who have spoken with him said.
Dreamer to Schumer: Why did Democrats blink?
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:53:41 GMT
Juan Escalante, a Dreamer and activist, wants to ask Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) why the Democrats accepted a commitment to extend a funding bill for 17 days without getting a resolution on immigration or guarantees on some key issues they were fighting for.
Officers were OK to arrest 21 in 'makeshift strip club' house party, Supreme Court says
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:32:10 GMT
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of police officers who arrived at a supposedly vacant house after midnight in 2008 in Washington, DC, and arrested 21 people who said they were there with the permission of an absentee hostess named "Peaches."
House Ethics panel is investigating Rep. Pat Meehan
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:32:40 GMT
The House Ethics Committee announced on Monday that it is investigating Rep. Pat Meehan, following a new report over the weekend that said the Pennsylvania Republican had used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle a sexual misconduct complaint against him by a former aide.
The year in Melania
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:10:41 GMT
Melania Trump is perhaps a unique first lady in modern history, an immigrant, a fashion model, a third wife and, by her own account, a notoriously private woman.
7 things to know before the bell
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:46:07 GMT
Millennials are shaking up these 7 industries
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:53:55 GMT
They raised $120K in 4 days for their shoe startup
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:34:12 GMT
How Bumble app got started
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:55:45 GMT
98-yr-old Pearl Harbor veteran goes to court to fight eviction
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:55:45 GMT
5 kids hit after truck barreled into playground
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:55:45 GMT
Dog ditched at park with sign finds new home
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:55:45 GMT
Kids build their own wearable fitness trackers
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:55:45 GMT
Police: Man punched himself to avoid breathalyzer
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:55:45 GMT
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CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:08:24 -0500
CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mountOf the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years. The dominant strain during this flu season is an especially nasty type called influenza A (H3N2) that in seasons past has been linked with severe disease and death, especially in the elderly and young. In its latest report, the CDC said the virus is present in every state, with 32 states reporting severe flu activity.
U.S. West Coast braces for possible tsunami after Gulf of Alaska quake
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:34:28 -0500
U.S. West Coast braces for possible tsunami after  Gulf of Alaska quakeBy Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska early on Tuesday, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the West Coast of North America. Evacuation orders were in place in parts of Alaska and as far south as San Francisco as officials urged people who live near the ocean to be ready to flee if needed. "People are fine," Neil Hecht, the high school's assistant principal, said in a phone interview.
Tsunami watch for Hawaii canceled
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:45:48 -0500
Tsunami watch for Hawaii canceled(Reuters) - Hawaii is no longer considered at risk from a possible tsunami that could be generated by a powerful earthquake that hit the Gulf of Alaska early on Tuesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. "Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat to the state of Hawaii.
'Dreamers' disappointed that Congress deferred DACA deal
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:14:56 -0500
'Dreamers' disappointed that Congress deferred DACA dealU.S. Senate Democrats accepted the bill to restore funds to keep the government running for three more weeks in exchange for a promise by Republicans to hold a debate on the status of the young immigrants. "It's irresponsible of everyone in Congress not to pass something," said Jovan Rodriguez, 27, who was brought to the United States from Mexico by his parents when he was 3 years old. Republican U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to sign the legislation, putting government workers who were furloughed back to work.
Five missing after Oklahoma oil and gas drilling site explosion
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:54:53 -0500
Five missing after Oklahoma oil and gas drilling site explosionBy Bryan Sims HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five workers were missing after a fiery explosion on Monday at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, officials said. The fire had been fed by gas from a well being drilled for Red Mountain Energy by Patterson-UTI Energy Inc, preventing a full search of the scene throughout the day, but was later extinguished, the Pittsburg County Emergency Management Department (PCEMD) said in a statement. Houston-based Patterson-UTI said in a statement late on Monday the cause of the well explosion remained unclear.
With Trump absent in shutdown debate, moderate U.S. senators fill void
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:56:52 -0500
With Trump absent in shutdown debate, moderate U.S. senators fill voidWith President Donald Trump standing back from negotiations to end the U.S. government shutdown, it was a group of around two dozen moderate senators that took the lead in hammering out a compromise. Trump signed the bill late on Monday. Democrats had initially balked at backing a spending bill without protections for young “Dreamers,” who were brought illegally to the country as children.
Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in Congress
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:30:05 -0500
Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in CongressCongress voted on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, approving the latest short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. The fourth temporary funding bill since October easily passed the Senate and the House of Representatives. President Donald Trump later in the evening signed the measure, largely a product of negotiations among Senate leaders.
Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive pleads guilty in U.S. union corruption probe
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:22:16 -0500
Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive pleads guilty in U.S. union corruption probeAlphons Iacobelli, 58, who was a vice president of employee relations, plead guilty to conspiracy to violate the Labor Management Relations Act and to subscribing a false tax return based on failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income diverted from Fiat, the government said. According to a plea agreement made public late on Monday, Iacobelli has agreed to cooperate in an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department into alleged misspending at UAW union training centers funded by U.S. automakers.
Skydiver dies after crashing into roof of California home
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:48:54 -0500
Skydiver dies after crashing into roof of California home"I was in complete shock," Christina Blanco, who was in the home at the time of impact, told KABC. Officials from the Perris Valley Airport did not respond to a request for comment and a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration was not available due to the U.S. government shutdown. Perris, about 70 miles (115 km) east of Los Angeles, is also the small city where law enforcement said this month a California couple kept captive and nearly starved their 13 minor and adult children.
Patterson-UTI says three workers missing in Oklahoma oil fire are employees
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:11:27 -0500
Patterson-UTI says three workers missing in Oklahoma oil fire are employeesPatterson-UTI Energy said three of five workers who went missing in a fiery Oklahoma oil and gas well blast on Monday are its employees. In total, five workers remained missing late on Monday after the morning blast. None have been identified by local authorities.
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Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:07:25 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground....
Latest: Fire chief praises calm reaction after Alaska quake
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:03:25 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local):...
Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:06:38 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case....
Victims of sports doctor's abuse draw strength from others
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:33:15 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Clasina Syrovy would change the subject whenever someone asked if she knew former sports doctor Larry Nassar or mentioned news coverage of the unfolding scandal over his sexual abuse of young gymnasts....
Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:18:44 GMT
The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many of them fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully automatic fire....
Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:20:53 GMT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The announcement that Puerto Rico's governor is moving to privatize the U.S. territory's public power company has many on the island of 3.3 million people asking whether this will finally bring them more affordable electric bills and more reliable service....
Jury: Ex-Sheriff Clarke did not violate man's free speech
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:06:15 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke did not violate a man's free speech with taunting Facebook posts after detaining him at an airport last year for shaking his head at Clarke while boarding a flight, a federal jury has concluded....
Survey: Mayors view climate change as pressing urban issue
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:03:25 GMT
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. mayors increasingly view climate change as a pressing urban issue, so much so that many advocate policies that could inconvenience residents or even hurt their cities financially....
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:24:07 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's widely criticized congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who alleged the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans and setting off a scramble to draw a new map....
Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:33:54 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers....
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