• Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on

    NEW YORK (AP) — The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year’s storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for a similar fight, lawyers involved in Sandy insurance battles say.

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  • Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott.

  • The Latest: Timeline for Puerto Rico regaining power unclear

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):

  • Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm’s devastation.

  • The Latest: Antigua pleads for debt relief after Irma

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly meeting (all times local):

  • New potential burden for Houston homeowners: higher taxes

    HOUSTON (AP) — Many Houston residents affected by Hurricane Harvey could now be asked to shoulder an added financial burden: higher taxes on the same homes they are struggling to rebuild.

  • The Latest: Maria moving north of Dominican Republic

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):

  • Ex-prosecutors unsure if nursing home deaths involved crimes

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital.

  • US Caribbean communities stepping up for Irma-hit region

    NEW YORK (AP) — From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian communities around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged by the wind and waters of hurricanes Irma and Maria, including those in places in the southern United States that were hit hard themselves.

  • A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.