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September 23, 2017

Limited flights resume to battered Puerto Rico
A handful of flights are returning to Puerto Rico, two days after Hurricane Maria battered the island. ... More >>

Anxious relatives make frantic search to contact their loved ones
Those anxious to learn about the fate of their loved ones in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria say that waiting for word is the most agonizing part. ... More >>

Puerto Rico dam: Evacuations begin along river
All people living near the Guajataca River in northwest Puerto Rico should evacuate immediately because of a possible dam breach, the National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday afternoon on Twitter. ... More >>

3 million Americans without power. Is help on the way?
Imagine having no electricity for months. Credit and debit cards are useless. ATMs are out. No Internet, television or air conditioning. Dead cellphone batteries. Everything from the water supply to sewage treatment to the preservation of food is threatened. What happens to the most medically fragi... More >>

Without sleep, Puerto Rico's weather service forecasters carry on
A chat room conversation between the staffers and their counterparts in the Miami office took a turn from the usual current weather conditions to how they were faring in the hurricane-battered island. ... More >>

'Despacito' made this neighborhood famous. It's now in ruins
For decades, tourists visiting Puerto Rico had avoided San Juan's La Perla neighborhood, long reputed to be a hotbed of crime and drugs. ... More >>

Police officers praised for helping save people trapped in burning car
Five officers from the Atlanta Police Department are being hailed for their bravery after helping save the lives of two people trapped in a burning car early Wednesday. ... More >>

Michigan ACLU alleges state bias against same-sex foster, adoptive couples
The Michigan ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday on behalf of two same-sex couples who allege discrimination when they sought to foster and adopt children. ... More >>

CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days
In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy. ... More >>

North Korea's Kim: Trump 'will pay dearly' for comments at UN
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump's remarks to the United Nations threatening the hermit country reflect "mentally deranged behavior," according to a statement released by North Korea's news agency, KCNA. ... More >>

Did Sanders jump the gun on single-payer?
Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race: ... More >>

Twitter and Trump: Marriage of man, message and machine
It was just after lunchtime the day after Barack Obama won re-election, and Donald Trump was about to try out a new line on Twitter. ... More >>

Protesters drown out Comey speech
Former FBI director James Comey is confronted by protesters while delivering the keynote address to Howard University students. ... More >>

US stealth fighter jets adding more firepower
The US military gave North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a rare sneak peek at its fighter jet of the future this week when four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters equipped with a full payload of live bombs and missiles conducted a training flight over the Korean peninsula. ... More >>

Hundreds of cows rounded up from flooded 4,000-acre ranch
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Dogs found dead inside metal crates
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Fire sends local firefighter to hospital
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Mother battling cancer defies the odds
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Playground for all kids to be built
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Young honorary APD officer dies of cancer
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Family raises $27k for sick Boston baby
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Bra thief shot by business owner
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Hair dresser gives free cuts to homeless
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Flight attendant charged $187 for parking
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Man who worked at Louis now lives with its iconic sign
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HS student creates new sports program
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Arby's manager murdered on the job
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School bus driver hailed as hero after fire
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Local veterans take honor flight to D.C.
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