Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press


Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on
By DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZ 23 Sep 2017 12:08

NEW YORK (AP) -- The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year's storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for a similar fight, lawyers involved in Sandy insurance battles say....

Powerless Puerto Rico's storm crisis deepens with dam threat
By DANICA COTO 23 Sep 2017 10:51

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear....

Guatemalans travel to Oklahoma to honor 1st US martyr
By ADAM KEALOHA CAUSEY 23 Sep 2017 05:16

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) -- Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance....

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking
By GEOFF MULVIHILL and JAKE PEARSON 23 Sep 2017 03:58

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election....

Profiles of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High
23 Sep 2017 01:26

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in September 1957 all went on to seek higher education. Eight remain alive....

'Face of evil': Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon
By AMY TAXIN 23 Sep 2017 00:15

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man who killed eight people at a hair salon in 2011 was sentenced to life without parole Friday in a courtroom packed with sobbing victims' relatives, who shared vivid memories of their loved ones and wished the shooter a painful end in prison....

Texas asks court to allow its ban on 'sanctuary cities'
By KEVIN McGILL 22 Sep 2017 23:00

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With immigrants and their advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow a Texas law aimed at combatting "sanctuary cities" to immediately take effect....

Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes
By GARY FINEOUT 22 Sep 2017 22:42

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott....

'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation
By ANDREW DeMILLO 22 Sep 2017 22:35

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white high school in Little Rock 60 years ago....

Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge
By DANICA COTO and BEN FOX 22 Sep 2017 19:07

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A tired and discouraged Rosa Maria Almonte cleaned steel pots with bleach inside her darkened cafe as her daughter cooked up rice, beans and pork chops on a gas stove to feed people desperate for a hot meal in their storm-ravaged city....

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