House to vote on $7.9B Harvey relief bill
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House to vote on $7.9B Harvey relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With federal disaster reserves running out, the House is swiftly moving to pass President Donald Trump’s request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey. GOP leaders also hope to use the urgent Harvey aid bill to solve a far more vexing issue: Increasing the U.S. debt limit … Continue reading

Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud
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Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As high water spreads from Houston through Texas and Louisiana, authorities are bracing for an inevitable wave of fraud and other criminal activity set into motion by Harvey’s punishing rains. In a warning to those who would seek to defraud the government and people wanting to help or seeking assistance, a … Continue reading

Trump’s hiring, budget raises questions about US Harvey help
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Trump’s hiring, budget raises questions about US Harvey help

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s hiring and budget plans are raising questions about whether he can deliver the “better-than-ever” recovery he’s promised after Hurricane Harvey devastated a swath of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Trump has proposed vast budget cuts and leaving some leadership positions unfilled at agencies involved in disaster management. His Republican allies … Continue reading

As floodwaters recede, Houston officials look to recovery
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As floodwaters recede, Houston officials look to recovery

HOUSTON (AP) — As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars — but also to the city’s long-term recovery, which will take years and billions of dollars. … Continue reading

Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief
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Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Harvey. But their resentment lingers. But as historic floods wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, Northeastern Republicans recalled with painful detail the days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged their region in 2012. At the time, Texas’ Republican … Continue reading

The Latest: Official confirms 2 more Harvey-related deaths
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The Latest: Official confirms 2 more Harvey-related deaths

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 10 a.m. A sheriff’s official north of Houston says two men died this week in separate drownings, bringing the number of confirmed Harvey-related deaths to 20. Montgomery County sheriff’s Capt. Bryan Carlisle said Wednesday that 33-year-old Joshua Feuerstein of Conroe died when he … Continue reading

Ex-NFL player joins Illinois’ Democratic US Senate primary
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Ex-NFL player joins Illinois’ Democratic US Senate primary

  HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A former professional football player-turned-Illinois lawmaker joined the Democratic race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, November 17, setting up a three-way contest for the chance to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. State Sen. Napoleon Harris returned to his former high school’s athletic building in the south Chicago suburb of … Continue reading