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A year after deadly Maria, U.S. housing funds on way to Puerto Rico
A year after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico with 150 mile-per-hour (241 kph) winds, government officials on Thursday announced that about $1.5 billion in federal funds aimed primarily at rebuilding housing will start flowing to the island.

Flooding on the horizon for South Carolina, a week after Florence
Residents in Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, will prepare on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people.

At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations
U.S. President Donald Trump gave a full-throated endorsement to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and tip-toed carefully around the sexual assault accusations that are facing him.

Democrats' enthusiasm to blunt Trump soars for congressional election: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Carol Donovan became convinced 2018 could be a good year for Democrats in Dallas County, Texas, when so many enthusiasts jammed into the party's annual fish fry fundraiser last October that they ran out of catfish.

Five shot, including a girl, 8, in Syracuse, New York: police
Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, the city's police chief said.

Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight pleads to manslaughter days before murder trial
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court on Thursday to a charge of manslaughter for a 2015 hit-and-run killing, accepting a 28-year prison sentence under a deal with prosecutors days before his murder trial was to begin.

Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel on Thursday she would not testify on Monday as Republicans want but would be willing to appear sometime next week if certain terms were met.

Judge bars parade of Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing

Maryland woman kills three people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

Muslim-American can sue over 'no-fly list': U.S. appeals court

Over 84,000 without power in North Carolina after Florence

Kavanaugh's accuser ready to testify under certain conditions: New York Times

Man charged with trying to steal passenger jet at Orlando airport