House speaker promises aid for Puerto Rico hurricane victims
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House speaker promises aid for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan promised Monday that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will “have what they need.” The Wisconsin Republican’s statement came as authorities struggle to provide adequate relief to the more than 3 million U.S. citizens on the island territory, which is without power and … Continue reading

The Latest: More than 80 percent in Florida have power back
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The Latest: More than 80 percent in Florida have power back

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 8:05 a.m. More than 80 percent of Floridians have gotten their power restored after Hurricane Irma roared through the state. State emergency managers reported Friday that 1.92 million homes and businesses still don’t have electricity. Tens of thousands of customers in southwest Florida and … Continue reading

South African prototype may solve solar power problem
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South African prototype may solve solar power problem

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google. The Helio100 project, based at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province, is a cost-effective heliostat that harnesses solar power to generate electricity. A heliostat uses mirrors or lenses to reflect sunlight, … Continue reading