Hurricane Harvey spikes US jobless aid applications to 298K


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits soared last week by the most in nearly five years, driven by Hurricane Harvey's impact on Texas and Louisiana.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all


WASHINGTON (AP) — Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk.

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  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Rains from monster Hurricane Irma begin hitting Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico's northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida.

  • Written by By DANICO COTO , Associated Press

Trump overrules GOP with deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday and cut a deal with Democrats to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit for three months, all part of an agreement to speed money to Harvey relief.

  • Written by By ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent