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Live stream: President Trump signs Veterans Affairs overhaul bill

WASHINGTON -- President Trump signs legislation Wednesday paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs.<p>The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation that gives veterans access to health care in the private sector at government expense.<p>The measure’s passage by vote of …

Health Care

Police: YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home.<p>During the 20-minute interview with officers early Tuesday, she did not …

San Francisco

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one …

Florida

Nerviosismo en Honduras por posible fin de TPS

TEGUCIGALPA (AP) — La noticia de que el gobierno del presidente estadounidense Donald Trump pondrá fin al Estatus de Protección Temporal de 200.000 …

California Fires Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1,500 Buildings

<i>For the latest news on the wildfires, please read this story.</i><p>SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Fast-moving wildfires raged across Northern California on Monday, killing at least 10 people, sending well over 100 to hospitals, forcing up to 20,000 to evacuate and destroying more than 1,500 buildings in one of the …

California

Hurricane Irma slams Turks and Caicos on path to Florida

CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) — Hurricane Irma battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday and Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts as the fearsome storm continued a rampage through the Caribbean that has killed at least 11 people, with Florida in its sights.<p>Waves as high as 20 feet (6 …

How to prepare for a hurricane like Irma — which could soon hit the US and Caribbean

Although it's not yet known whether Irma will make landfall in the continental US, officials in the Florida Keys are already issuing evacuation recommendations and closing schools. The storm comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of Texas, including Houston.<p>Several …

Extreme Weather

Irma lashes at Puerto Rico, leaves tiny Barbuda devastated

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm.<p>Florida rushed to prepare for a …

Así luce el temible huracán 'Irma' desde el espacio

Las cámaras externas de la Estación Espacial Internacional captaron en video dramáticas imágenes del huracán 'Irma' en su paso por el Océano Atlántico.<p><b>Ciudad de México</b><p>Desde su cuenta de Twitter, la NASA retuiteó un video tomado por la <b>Estación Espacial Internacional</b> con impresionantes imágenes del</b> …

Prevén que 'Harvey' sea el desastre más costoso de EU

<b>El huracán Harvey</b>, convertido ahora en tormenta tropical, lleva camino de convertirse en el desastre natural más costoso de la historia de Estados Unidos, según los cálculos de la empresa de meteorología AccuWeather divulgados en este país.<p>El costo del impacto de <i>Harvey</i> para la <b>economía estadunidense</b> …

Residents warned to ‘get out or die’ as Harvey unleashes new waves of punishing rains and flooding

By Todd C. Frankel<p>, Reporter<p>Avi Selk<p>, Reporter<p>David A. Fahrenthold<p>, Reporter<p>HOUSTON — The storm once known as Hurricane Harvey made its second landfall Wednesday, dumping record rains and spurring additional flooding in small Texas cities that lie east of now-devastated Houston.<p>Harvey, which had …

Extreme Weather

3,000 guard troops called up as ‘catastrophic’ Harvey causes deadly floods in Texas

By Dylan Baddour<p>Kevin Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>Wesley Lowery<p>, Reporter<p>Robert Samuels<p>, Reporter<p>HOUSTON — More than 3,000 national and state guard troops are being deployed to assist with relief and recovery efforts as the nation’s fourth-largest city and surrounding areas try to cope with the aftermath of …

Extreme Weather

'Every one of us thought we were going to die': Harvey wreaking havoc on Texas

FULTON, Texas – Crushed homes. Roofs on roads. Homes and trucks just gone.<p>Residents and first responders in this seaside community emerged Saturday with the twin realization that they had just survived one of the strongest storms to ever hit Texas and that their city had been radically transformed. …

Tropical Storm Harvey threatens vital Texas energy hub

Tropical Storm Harvey hit Texas late Friday, barreling down on vital oil and gas facilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast that serve as the nerve center of America's energy infrastructure.<p>Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and was downgraded to a tropical storm by mid-Saturday. It still …