Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys


MIAMI (AP) — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.

"I just hope everyone survived," Gov. Rick Scott said.

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  • Written by By JENNIFER KAY and DOUG FERGUSON , Associated Press

Senate GOP struggles with deficit in work on budget, taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that's a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation's tax system.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

UN approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea but not the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to ban all oil imports and freeze international assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • Written by By EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Harvey and Irma to slow US economy but rebound should follow


WASHINGTON (AP) — With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. economy.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

'Worst ever seen': European leaders view devastated islands


POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AP) — France's president and the Dutch king visited Caribbean territories on Tuesday that have been hammered by Hurricane Irma, trying to quell accusations by residents that European governments were unprepared, slow to react and sometimes even racist in their responses to the devastation.

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  • Written by By NICOLAS GARRIGA and SYLVIE CORBET , Associated Press