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Darius Moses works removing water from the gymnasium at C.E. King High School following the aftermath of tropical storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, Sept. 8, 2017.
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Houston residents attempting to return to flooded homes after Hurricane Harvey should wear breathing masks against bacteria from the city's sewers and watch for alligators and snakes, the city fire chief said on Saturday.More than 450,000 people in Texas' Gulf Coast are either without water or still need to boil their water, a spokeswoman for Texas' environmental regulator said on Saturday. This includes parts of Houston, where flood waters had not entirely receded two weeks…
Protesters rally outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York to protest the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, Sept. 9, 2017. Many people attending the rally said the program
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Hundreds of people rallied Saturday outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City to protest the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.The protesters on Saturday waved signs that read "No one is illegal" and "Immigrants welcome" and chanted "Deport Donald Trump" and "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here."Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced the end of an administrative order…
Strong waves brought by Hurricane Irma hit the Malecon seawall in Havana, Cuba, late Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
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Hurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 4 storm early Sunday as it lashed coastal Florida with 210 kph wind and heavy rain ahead of its expected landfall.Irma is forecast to cross the Florida Keys before tracking up the western coast of the state.The National Hurricane Center said the storm's projected track has shifted slightly to the west.  That path could allow the storm's center to remain over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, allowing it to…
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A makeshift memorial of stuffed animals decorates a South Side street corner, Aug. 21, 2017, in Syracuse, N.Y. The memorial was created for 15-year-old Akil Williams, who was shot earlier this summer. From 2014 through this past June, 48 youths aged
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On the surface, Savannah, Georgia, and Syracuse, New York, don't have much in common beyond their size. Both are smaller cities, with populations hovering around 145,000 people. Yet their streets share a grim reality: Teenagers are being killed or wounded by firearms at rates far higher than in most U.S. cities, according to an Associated Press and USA Today Network analysis of shootings compiled by the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive.From 2014 through this past June, 57 youths…
FILE - This Nov. 16, 2016, photo provided by Oregon State Police shows a bull elk that was illegally killed and left to waste near Elgin, Ore. Authorities said Sept. 8, 2017, that an extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 1
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An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals hunted with dogs and then left to rot, authorities say. "There was an absolute wanton disregard for our conservation laws," Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Captain Jeff Wickersham said Friday. Seven people — six adults, some of whom have…
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The Iraqi air force and the U.S.-led coalition on Saturday stepped up a campaign of airstrikes on the Islamic State-held town of Hawija ahead of a planned ground assault there, according to Iraq's minister of defense. Also Saturday, the secretary-general of the Arab League visited Baghdad to encourage political dialogue with Irbil as Iraq's Kurdish region pushes forward with plans to hold a referendum on independence September 25. Despite ongoing…
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, left, and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, right, arrive at the State Department in Washington, July 17, 2017, for talks with Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon.
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U.S. and Russian envoys are to meet in Finland next week in a bid to calm diplomatic tensions that have risen to levels of the Cold War. The State Department's third-ranking official, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, will meet Monday and Tuesday with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Shannon and Ryabkov have held several rounds of talks this year focused on resolving irritants in U.S.-Russian relations, such as the…