FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Robert Sumwalt speaks during a news conference at the scene of the worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history that killed 16 people in July 2016 near Lockhart, Texas. The crash could result in federal investigators to call for hot air balloon pilots to obtain medical certificates. (Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP File)
October 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was likely impaired by opioids and sedatives when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday. Besides Valium and oxycodone, there was a high enough dosage of the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, an assembly line laborer works alongside a collaborative robot, left, on a chainsaw production line at the Stihl Inc. production plant in Virginia Beach, Va. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for September. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 17, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.3 percent in September, but the increase was limited due to the lingering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that the storms, which struck the Gulf Coast and Florida, held down industrial output by 0...
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Waves break around the church in the harbour at Porthleven, Cornwall southwestern England, as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia begins to hit parts of Britain and Ireland. Ireland's meteorological service is predicting wind gusts of 120 kph to 150 kph (75 mph to 93 mph), sparking fears of travel chaos. Some flights have been cancelled, and aviation officials are warning travelers to check the latest information before going to the airport Monday. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 7:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland. The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defenses and disrupted transport again Tuesday, a...
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A United States flag flies over the charred remains of a house in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 16, 2017 - 7:29 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHY TRUMP MAY WITHDRAW DRUG CZAR NOMINEE The president may rethink his support of Republican Rep. Tom Marino amid reports the lawmaker played a key role in weakening federal authority to...
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The sky over the London Eye is bathed in a dull orange sky in London, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The unusual hue of the sky was thought to be due to the remnants of the Hurricane Orphelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 16, 2017 - 6:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on how the weakened remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are affecting Ireland and the U.K. (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Several flights to British airports have been diverted because of unusual odors on board thought to be associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia...
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This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Ophelia, top center, on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at 21:00 UTC. The remnants of Ophelia could bring 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts, disruption and damage to Ireland and Britain as the work week gets underway, weather services said Sunday. (NOAA via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 7:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Irish authorities ordered all schools in the country to close Monday and warned cyclists and motorists to stay off roads as Hurricane Ophelia bore down on Ireland and the U.K. with potentially deadly winds. Ophelia weakened to a Category 1 hurricane Sunday as it moved north-northeast...
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October 14, 2017 - 9:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Wind gusts up 80 mph (130 kph) may lash Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isle, the Irish weather service warned Saturday. The Met Eireann weather service issued a "status red" warning for the western Irish counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry. It...
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October 14, 2017 - 8:39 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back. Survivors coped with problems for years after Hurricane Katrina decimated coastal Mississippi and Louisiana and flooded New Orleans. Now they have hard memories and hopeful experiences to share as southeast Texas, Florida and...
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October 13, 2017 - 1:23 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is getting a firsthand look at the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as the U.S. island territory seeks billions in assistance to recover from the storm. Ryan and other members of a congressional delegation met at the airport...
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In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, Marshalls tags are attached to merchandise in a store in Methuen, Mass. On Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 13, 2017 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars. Retail sales rose 1.6 percent in September, after slipping 0.1 percent in August, the...
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