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The mighty Harvey hovers near Texas, lays waste to Houston

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:22pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- A tropical storm, Harvey, has been parked just off the Texas coast since the weekend and has been causing havoc across much of the state, but in particular in the Houston area, with excessive rain and flooding. Forecasters say the storm has the potential to drop the highest amount of rain ever recorded in Texas....
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Residents in photo of flooded nursing home are 'doing fine'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:22pm
The senior citizens who appear in a now-viral photo showing them submerged in waist-deep water in a Texas assisted-living center flooded by Hurricane Harvey over the weekend have been relocated to a nearby facility and a hospital....
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A Houston family endured Harvey until the house was swamped

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:22pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston has seen hurricanes, tropical storms and floods. But even for me, a non-native Houstonian, it was clear by Thursday this was not going to be a typical event....
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Trump promises federal aid to storm-ravaged Texas

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:22pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday promised federal assistance to storm-ravaged parts of Texas, insisting Congress will act swiftly on a multibillion-dollar Hurricane Harvey recovery package as the government signaled current funds will be exhausted in the next few weeks....
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Photo of mother and baby's rescue becomes symbol of storm

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:22pm
In the photo, tiny Aiden Pham (AP) -- 13 months old and swaddled in a blanket - nestles asleep in his mother's arms, even as the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey surge around them....
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The Latest: Trump says cash for Harvey recovery coming soon

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:22pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's response to Hurricane Harvey (all times EDT):...
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Trump confronts the tricky politics of natural disasters

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:21pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy....
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Harvey's heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:20pm
MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) -- Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, and the state's governor said potential flooding could pose a "dangerous situation."...
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New Hamas leader says it is getting aid again from Iran

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:20am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas' new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel....
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Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper milk, 'farm fresh' Amazon Echo

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:20am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A half-gallon of milk was 50 cents cheaper at a Whole Foods in New York. Ground beef was down by $2 a pound. And an organic avocado cost a buck less....
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Harvey's heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:19am
MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) -- Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, ratcheting up fears of destructive flooding in some storm-weary communities....
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Trump rolling back limits on military gear for police

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will revive a program that provides local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, despite past concerns that armored vehicles and other gear were inflaming confrontations with protesters....
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Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper milk, "farm fresh" Amazon Echo

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:18am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A half-gallon of milk was 50 cents cheaper at a Whole Foods in New York. Ground beef was down by $2 a pound. And an organic avocado cost a buck less....
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Filmmaker hopes to show 'what really happened' in Ferguson

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:18am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sabaah Folayan went to Ferguson, Missouri, three summers ago as a pre-med student hoping to find a way to ease the anger engulfing police and residents. She left a filmmaker....
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AP Photos: Flamboyant Indian guru sentenced to prison

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 8:17am
A popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, was sentenced by a judge on Monday to 20 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers....
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The Latest: AG: Trump ends limits on military gear for cops

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 7:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to lift restrictions on surplus military gear to police departments (all times local):...
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Thai police say Interpol has issued notice for Red Bull heir

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 7:17am
BANGKOK (AP) -- Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up of the hunt for the fugitive Thai playboy wanted in a 2012 hit-and-run incident that left a traffic policeman dead in Bangkok....
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Houston convention center gives refuge to Harvey's survivors

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:16am
HOUSTON (AP) -- Patricia Cain entered the George R. Brown Convention Center barefoot and carrying two oxygen tanks. The first was empty. The second was given to her by the Houston Fire Department after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued her from her flooded home....
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India, China to pull back troops from border confrontation

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:15am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in the high Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, signaling a thaw in the monthslong standoff, India's government said Monday....
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