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Hurricane Aid Measure Grows to $15B as Irma Bears Down

In this geocolor image captured by GOES-16 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane, moves westward, Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2017, in the Atlantic Ocean…

House Passes $7.9B Harvey Disaster Aid Package

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a $7.9 billion Harvey aid package. Republicans and Democrats united behind help for victims of that storm even as while an ever, more powerful new hurricane bore down on Florida. The 419 to…

Hurricane Irma Slams Caribbean with Record Force

In this geocolor image captured by GOES-16 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane, moves westward, Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2017, in the Atlantic Ocean…

Chipotle Adds Queso to the Menu, Yes It's Extra

DENVER (AP) - Chipotle hopes its new queso dip will satisfy its customers’ cravings — and help reinvigorate sales that have been hurt by food scares. The Mexican food chain said it will begin offering all-natural warm queso in restaurants nationwide…

Wind-Whipped Fires Bear Down on Glacier, Yosemite Parks

  HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters across the U.S. West struggled with wind-driven flames, hot temperatures, and dry conditions even after the unofficial end to a summer of devastating wildfires, including those bearing down on two popular national parks. The…

US to Phase Out Young Immigrants Program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has announced that it will wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called the program known as DACA as an "unconstitutional exercise of authority by the…

Ghostly, Translucent Lobster Hauled from Ocean Off Maine

  CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) - Main lobstermen Alex Todd has hauled in blue lobster and even some lobsters that were half blue or half orange. But he says those don't compare on the scale of weirdness to the translucent crustacean…

Second Officer Placed on Leave Over Nurse Arrest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A second Salt Lake City police officer has been put on paid leave as authorities investigate the use of force in a nurse's arrest. The July 26 incident captured on police body-camera video showed Detective Jeff…

Wells Fargo Says 3.5 Million Accounts Involved in Scandal

  NEW YORK (AP) — The scope of Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers’ permission between 2009 and 2016. That’s up from 2.1…