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Inspector general to review EPA's 2017 hurricane response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An internal federal watchdog says it will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Environmental Protection Agency's preparedness and response to the major hurricanes that struck the United States this year....

Studies: Warming made Harvey's deluge 3 times more likely
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research....

Italy: helicopters ferry flood victims to safety
MILAN (AP) -- Italian firefighters used helicopters and rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded residents of a town in the northern region of Emilia Romagna that flooded when waters overran earthen dikes....

UN visits Puerto Rico to assess help for hurricane victims
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights met Monday with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as complaints grow about the U.S. government's response to a Category 4 storm....

Dundon signs purchase agreement to buy Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has signed a purchase agreement to buy a majority stake in the Carolina Hurricanes from longtime owner Peter Karmanos....

Senators want probe of firm that defaulted on FEMA contract
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven senators are urging the internal government watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security to investigate how a tiny Florida company won more than $30 million in contracts for desperately needed relief supplies following Hurricane Maria....

Poll finds many Harvey victims saying they still need help
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- More than three months after Hurricane Harvey walloped Texas, many affected residents say they're still not getting help they need and President Donald Trump is getting low marks for his handling of the disaster, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation survey released Tuesday....

Strong cyclone kills at least 12 in southern India
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NEW DELHI (AP) -- A strong cyclone over the southeast Arabian Sea triggered heavy rains and strong winds in southern India, damaging hundreds of huts, power lines and trees and killing at least 12 people, officials said Saturday....

Keys residents burn hurricane flags to mark end of season
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Keys residents have doused hurricane flags in rum and burned them to mark the end of the tumultuous 2017 Atlantic hurricane season....

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