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Irma strengthens to a Cat 5 storm as it nears Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Irma strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm Tuesday as it roared toward the northeast Caribbean on...

North Korea conducts 6th nuclear test, says it was H-bomb

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake...

Upbeat Trump pitches in at shelter for Harvey victims

HOUSTON — President Donald Trump cupped a boy's face in his hands and then gave him a high-five. He snapped on latex gloves to...

As Harvey finally fizzles, a look at what made it so...

WASHINGTON — The slow-moving, super-wet and especially devastating storm named Harvey is finally fizzling. Since first hitting shore near Corpus Christi, Texas, more than a...

Gas prices surge nationwide in wake of Harvey

ATLANTA — Gasoline prices rose several cents overnight amid continuing fears of shortages in Texas and other states in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's...

Houston sees glimmer of hope after Harvey

HOUSTON — Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the storm weakened slightly Wednesday but major dangers remained for the...

Judge rejects Sarah Palin lawsuit against The New York Times

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a defamation lawsuit by Sarah Palin against The New York Times, saying the...

Scientists say warming makes storms wetter

WASHINGTON — By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child...

Locals collecting supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims

As south Texas and southern Louisiana begin recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey, organizations and citizens in Webster Parish are coming together to help. First Baptist...

Harvey could have deep impact on Texas oil, US economy

Massive flooding caused by Harvey along Texas' refinery-rich coast could have long-standing and far-reaching consequences for the state's oil and gas industry and the...

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