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World Sep 07‘Hour of darkness’ for Bahamas; 43 dead, with toll to rise
Search and rescue teams are still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris after Hurricane Dorian, while the official death toll has risen to 43 and is likely to increase even more, top officials said.
World Sep 06Aid efforts pick up momentum in the Bahamas
Emergency officials have fanned out across stricken areas to track down people who were missing or in distress. Crews are clearing streets and setting up aid distribution centers.
World Sep 05Bahama residents wait for help in Dorian’s aftermath
For days, the hurricane had pounded the Bahamas with winds up to 185 mph (295 kph) and torrential rains. Now, the storm's victims are in desperate need of help as they seek to rebuilt their lives.
Nation Sep 04Rescues begin in the Bahamas as Dorian moves toward U.S. coast
At least seven deaths were reported in the Bahamas, with the full scope of the disaster still unknown.
Nation Sep 03Hurricane Dorian stalls over the Bahamas, causing widespread flooding
As of daybreak Tuesday, Dorian's winds had dipped to 120 mph, making it a still highly dangerous Category 3 hurricane, and the storm was at a standstill, with part of its eyewall hanging over Grand Bahama Island.
Nation Jul 17Puerto Rican protesters demand governor resign amid online chat scandal
Online chats between Rosselló and members of his administration leaked, revealed the men mocking women, the handicapped and victims of Hurricane Maria.
Politics Jul 16Puerto Rico’s governor in crisis amid online chat scandal
The scandal that is threatening to buckle the 40-year-old Ricardo Rosselló centers on a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration.
World Jun 24What’s an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?
Russia has not provided details about the purpose of its trip, but the Kremlin has moved to bolster Russia's military capability amid tensions with the West.
Nation Jun 04Trump administration bans educational and recreational travel to Cuba
A Treasury Department statement says the U.S. will no longer allow the group educational and cultural trips known as "people to people" travel to the island.
World Apr 07In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists
A march by independent civil society groups seeking government action will be a remarkable sight in a country where, for nearly 60 years, virtually every aspect of life was part of a single chain of command ending in a supreme…