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Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars, trudging through knee-deep water to flooded homes with ruined floors and no power, and pledging to rebuild after the storm.

Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election

Congressional leaders from both parties, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, swiftly pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

NFL preseason power rankings: Chiefs are No. 1, with Tom Brady’s Bucs just outside top 10

The Kansas City Chiefs begin this season right where they ended last season – atop the NFL. The San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints round out the top five. Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers just miss the top 10 and rank one spot behind the New England Patriots team he left in the offseason after scoring six Super Bowl titles with Coach Bill Belichick.

‘Kicked in the teeth’: Devastation mounts from Midwest storm

Hundreds of thousands of households in Iowa and Illinois remained without electricity Wednesday, two days after a rare wind storm that hit the Midwest devastated parts of the power grid, flattened valuable corn fields and killed two people.

Power outage leaves large swaths of Manhattan in the dark

A power outage cast darkness across large swaths of Manhattan early Friday, as tens of thousands of people in other parts of New York City were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.

Agency throws curveball in largest U.S. dam demolition plan

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal regulators on Thursday threw a significant curveball at a coalition that has been planning for years to demolish four massive hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing.

Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear

German lawmakers have finalized the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn't ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers' money.

UN agency: Source of radioactivity in Nordics still unclear

BERLIN – The U.N. nuclear agency says slightly elevated levels of radioactivity that have been detected in northern Europe pose no risk to human health or to the environment but it’s still unclear what the cause was.

Ex-judge says push to dismiss Flynn case is abuse of power

A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn said there was evidence of a “gross abuse” of prosecutorial power and that the request should be denied.