Andrew was a monster; Irma could blow it out of the water

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — For an entire generation in South Florida, Hurricane Andrew was the monster storm that reshaped a region. Irma is likely to blow that out of the water.

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  • Written by BY SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

Powerful quake rocks southern Mexico coast; at least 32 die

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country's southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings, triggering tsunami evacuations and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least 32 people were reported killed.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO , Associated Press

Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL LIEDTKE , AP Technology Writer

Residents cough, rub eyes in Harvey pollution spike

 

GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) — Cindy Sanchez began to feel ill while barbecuing just before Harvey's torrents started pelting this city just east of Houston, along a corridor with the nation's highest concentration of petrochemical plants.

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  • Written by By FRANK BAJAK and MICHELLE MINKOFF , Associated Press

On Capitol Hill, Trump Jr. denies collusion with Russia

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son cast his meeting with a Russian lawyer last year as simply an opportunity to learn about Hillary Clinton's "fitness, character or qualifications," insisting to Senate investigators behind closed doors that he did not collude with Russia to hurt her campaign against his father.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press