Monday, October 23, 2017

Hurricane Maria

Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter gather on stage at the opening of a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

BY WILL WEISSERT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, ...
In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, photo, job seekers wait in line at a job fair at the Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla.

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 ...
marieb hall at fgcu

To aid students in the Caribbean affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Florida Gulf Coast University is allowing students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to temporarily enroll at in-state tuition rates. Starting with the spring semester, FGCU ...
This Nov. 17, 2016 file photo shows Marc Anthony, left, and Jennifer Lopez perform "Olvidame y Pega la Vuelta" at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. A spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday that the two singers and the ...
In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 photo, a statue of Jesus Christ stands amid what's left inside a home that was flooded by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

BY MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers are asking for tax relief for hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, saying people and businesses in the two U.S. territories don’t enjoy the same benefits as ...
This July 2009 photo shows the sign outside Baxter International Inc. in Deerfield, Ill.

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON A key U.S. maker of hospital products said it expects a temporary shortage of small saline bags because of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico. The hurricane wiped out the island’s electrical grid, shutting down Baxter’s ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, destroyed communities are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico.

BY KEN THOMAS and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, patients lie in their beds at a hospital in Catano, Puerto Rico.

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there. Nearly 10 percent of the medicines ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, power lines are down after the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island in Humacao, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

BY MATT O’BRIEN Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to ...
Trees are reflected in the water in the Buena Vista community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

As large numbers of Puerto Rican residents displaced by Hurricane Maria resettle in Florida, many run into red tape when trying to enroll their children in a public school. Governor Rick Scott took steps to simplify the process on Friday ...
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