Trump sets emergency aid in motion in deal that upsets GOP

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignored seething Republicans and made good on his deal with Democrats, signing legislation that links $15.3 billion in disaster aid to an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

 

In the whirr of preparations for Hurricane Irma, a needle exchange program in Miami's Overtown neighborhood handed out extra syringes to heroin users. Others trying to break from the drug's grasp picked up advance medication from methadone clinics.

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  • Written by By CARLA K. JOHNSON and NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

Deadly quake, Hurricane Katia a one-two punch for Mexico

 

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit Mexico was followed by a Gulf coast hurricane, dealing a one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people as workers scrambled to respond to the twin national emergencies.

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  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

For Miami's homeless, a choice: Take shelter or be held

 

MIAMI (AP) — On what is likely the last clear day in Florida before Hurricane Irma's monster wind and rain, social workers and police officers are giving Miami's estimated 1,100 homeless people a stark choice: Come willingly to a storm shelter, or be held against their will for a mental health evaluation.

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  • Written by By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press