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Apartment fire displaces four; lightning suspected as storms roll through Denton County
Firefighters suspect a lightning strike triggered a fire that displaced four roommates at the 14 Fifty-One apartments overnight Tuesday. Gust fronts slowly triggered thunderstorms in the west toward Denton.
Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico
Funds for disasters stress state budgets
Maria knocks out power, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.
Hurricane Maria nearing already battered Caribbean islands
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A strengthening Hurricane Maria churned toward the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean on Monday as forecasters warned it was expected to become a major hurricane by early Tuesday.
Denton crews remain in Houston area as returning firefighters look back on 'nonstop' rain
Several Denton firefighters, such as Kevin Tye and Capt. Brian Cox, recently returned to work after two-week deployments in and around south Houston. Tye and Cox were part of a six-person water rescue squad that helped transport an estimated 500 people to local shelters.
Insight Denton: What are those street markings with the bicycle and the sergeant stripes?
Some criticism of voting panel's secrecy comes from within
6 die at nursing home as Irma’s aftermath brings new hazards
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Six patients at a sweltering Hollywood nursing home died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, authorities said Wednesday, as people confronted a multitude of new hazards in the storm's wake, including oppressive heat, brush-clearing accidents and lethal fumes from generators.
France's Katrina? Islanders see racism in hurricane response
PARIS (AP) -- Some black and mixed-race residents of the hurricane-devastated French territory on the island of St. Martin are expressing anger at a perception that white tourists have been given priority during evacuations.
More aid on way for Irma-battered islands; death toll grows
Weakened but dangerous Irma lashes Florida with wind, rain
TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm's way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don't get hurt.