Marissa Long

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Hurricane Maria’s Actual Death Toll May Be 17 Times Higher Than the Current Official Count

When Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico in September, you could calculate the devastation in many ways. The financial ruin, initial estimates said, …

Puerto Rico

The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):<p>8:05 p.m.<p>The United States is congratulating Iraq following the prime minister's announcement that the war against the Islamic State is over.<p>State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. offers "sincere congratulations …

Middle East

Fewer Harvey victims at shelters doesn't end housing needs

HOUSTON (AP) — One couple displaced by Harvey managed to get a hotel room, but got kicked out after one night for lacking state identification that was lost to the flooding. A man whose cellphone was wrecked by floodwater is staying at a convention center, waiting for government offices to reopen …

Extreme Weather
North Korea

Gold Vs. Bitcoin: Who You Got?

A brewing rivalry between gold and bitcoin for hot investment choices.<p>Bitcoins may not be a good option as medium of exchange/divisibility.<p>Gold has …

Cryptocurrency

Meteorologists have never seen a storm like Irma

Hurricane Irma rapidly strengthened over warmer than normal ocean waters on Tuesday into a Category 5 storm with estimated wind speeds of 185 mph — the strongest ever measured in the Atlantic Ocean.<p>On Wednesday, Irma made landfall in a number of northern Caribbean islands at peak strength, …

Rainfall

New Year's Eve on Las Vegas Strip will have high security after shooting rampage

Las Vegas officials are expecting lower-than-normal attendance at the New Year's Eve celebration on the famed Strip, but in light of October's mass shooting, security will be at its highest level in years.<p>Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Wednesday that the Homeland Security Department had …

Iran Recognizes Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital City in Response to Trump Declaration

In a symbolic pushback to President Donald Trump’s declaration on the status of Jerusalem, Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to recognize the …