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Puerto Rico Braces for More Flooding as Maria Dumps Rain

All of Puerto Rico remained under a flash flood warning a day after Hurricane Maria brought heavy rains, powerful winds and has shut down the power grid across the entire island of 3.4 million people.

Trump's Antitrust Chief Nomination Is Held Up in Senate

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Justice Department's antitrust efforts is facing an extended limbo in the Senate, delayed in part by objections raised by Sen. Elizabeth Warren , a vocal critic of large corporate mergers.

Trump Plan to Open Up Monuments Draws Industry Praise, Environmentalists' Ire

Ranchers, loggers and fishermen are heartened by the Trump administration's plan to expand commercial activity at national monuments, but preservationists oppose,and plan to fight,such changes.

Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico early Wednesday pounding the island with huge waves, massive rainfalls, and lashing winds as the storm buzz-sawed its way through the mountainous island.

Florida Suspends License of Nursing Home Tied to Eight Deaths

The move comes a day after the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills sued the state over two previous orders that effectively shut down the facility.

California Sues Over Trump's Plans for Border Wall

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday to block construction of prototypes for a Mexican border wall and other fencing near San Diego.

McConnell Plans Vote on GOP Health Bill Next Week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he planned to hold a vote next week on the latest GOP effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act, even as Republicans were scrambling to secure support to pass the legislation.

Fed Unveils Plan to Pare Holdings, Hints at Another Rate Rise

The Federal Reserve said it would initiate in October its long-telegraphed plan to shrink the portfolio of bonds acquired after the 2008 crisis and left open the possibility of raising short-term interest rates by December.

Same-Sex Couples Challenge Michigan Adoption Law

Same-sex couples seeking to adopt children sued the State of Michigan on Wednesday, alleging that the state has allowed child-welfare agencies to unconstitutionally discriminate against gay people.

Why This Hurricane Season Is So Intense

The most severe hurricane season in almost a decade is stoked by a confluence of factors, with no sign conditions will slacken soon, experts say.

Recent Hurricanes Strain U.S. Towns' Aging Sewer Systems

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of people, destroyed thousands of homes, and caused flooding that has lasted weeks. They also exposed the failings of aging sewer systems that were unable to cope with heavy rainfall.

States Push Ahead With Investigation Into Opioid Painkillers

A bipartisan group of states investigating the opioid painkiller industry and the causes of widespread addiction have demanded fresh documents from drugmakers and distributors.

College Debt Far From a Uniform Burden

Tales of college graduates paralyzed by crippling student loan burdens are wildly exaggerated--in some corners of the country, like the west coast. In New England, meanwhile, such horror stories are quite accurate.

Latest Push for a Health-Law Repeal Picks Up Speed

A last-chance push by Republicans to scrap the Affordable Care Act is gaining momentum but still faces formidable odds because some key moderate GOP senators are wavering in their support just days before a possible vote.

Senate Republicans Reach a Deal on Budget

Senate Republicans have reached a budget deal that would set the parameters for a tax overhaul sought by the party and President Donald Trump.

Fed Poised to Set Portfolio Reduction Plan in Motion

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday likely will announce the beginning of a yearslong program to shrink its bond portfolio and could offer clues about the prospects for another rate increase this year.

How Antifa Violence Has Split the Left

The antifa tactics are testing the liberal movement that has galvanized in opposition to President Trump,creating a rift among its leaders, organizers and demonstrators about whether to denounce a radical fringe, some of whose antidiscrimination objectives, if not tactics, they share.

Landlords Try Turning Open-Air Shopping Centers Into Winter Hangouts

Landlords of open-air shopping centers are trying to take the chill out of the air by adding outdoor entertainment programs, in hopes of attracting more shoppers in an era of declining foot traffic.

On Thin Ice, Landlords Try Turning Strip Malls Into Winter Hangouts

Landlords of strip malls are trying to take the chill out of the air by adding outdoor entertainment programs, in hopes of attracting more shoppers in an era of declining foot traffic.

A Guide to the Senate's Three Health-Care Proposals

Since the Republican effort to repeal and replace most of the Affordable Care Act faltered in July, three major efforts have emerged in the Senate as lawmakers seek a path forward. Here are some key details of the three proposals.

U.S. Housing Starts Fell, Permits Rose in August

U.S. housing starts slipped again in August, but building permits rebounded.

Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Menaces Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria barreled into the eastern Caribbean as a dangerous Category 5 storm, making landfall in Dominica and threatening Puerto Rico and other islands in the region.

Hurricane Maria Hits Dominica as Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Maria barreled into the eastern Caribbean as a dangerous Category 5 storm, making landfall in Dominica and threatening Puerto Rico and other islands in the region.

Congregation Set to Unveil Torah Transcribed by Woman

The down congregation Tamid will for Rosh Hashana services this week unveil a new Torah that has been written by a woman,a rare achievement.

Republicans Press Graham-Cassidy Repeal Effort

Republicans pushed ahead with a last-minute effort to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act, preparing for a meeting of GOP senators Tuesday to discuss the latest version and opponents mobilizing to block it.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Signs $3 Billion Foxconn Incentive Deal

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that would give Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group $3 billion in economic incentives to open a mega-plant in the state.

Trump Cabinet Splits Over Refugee Numbers

The White House is divided over where to set the limit on refugee admissions for the coming year, with Homeland Security pushing to lower the cap to 40,000, and the State Department and Pentagon wanting to keep it at 50,000.

White House Says It Reiterated Paris Climate Stance

The White House reiterated that its stance on the Paris climate accord hasn't changed, following signals over the weekend that the U.S. was exploring ways to remain in the 2015 pact.

How a Midwestern City Bounced Back From Its Own Harvey

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, faced all the challenges of a former U.S. manufacturing hub,and then the Cedar River flooded, providing a once-in-a-lifetime chance for the city to reinvent.

Lawsuit Targets Fees in a Bid to End Commercial Fur Trapping in California

Animal-advocacy groups are attempting to abolish commercial fur trapping in California through a recently filed lawsuit contending the state's fees are illegally low.

Private K-12 School in NYC Crosses the $50,000-a-Year Mark

Five years ago, parents gulped when the price for attending some private K-12 schools in New York City hit $40,000 a year. Now, a few have crossed the $50,000 threshold, sparking concerns about economic diversity.

One Private K-12 School Grapples With Disparity Between Past and Present

Trinity, one of the most sought after New York City private schools, was founded in 1709 to serve the indigent for free. These days, most of its roughly 1,000 students come from wealth.

Interior Report Urges Cuts to National Land Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended cutbacks or changes to nearly half the geographic national monuments he reviewed at the request of President Trump.

Texas Cities Struggle to House Thousands Displaced by Floods

As the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey finally retreat across Texas, officials are grappling with where to house one of the largest populations displaced by a natural disaster in recent years.

St. Louis Sees More Protests Over Acquittal of Ex-Police Officer in Black Man's Death

Peaceful protests in the St. Louis area turned to pockets of violence for the third day in a row, with demonstrators breaking windows and causing property damage downtown.

Alabama Senate Primary Tests Trump's Influence

Donald Trump's decision to appear at a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange raises the stakes for the president in an Alabama special election that is splitting the Republican Party.

Interior Report Recommends Cuts or Changes to 7 Land Monuments

A report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal recommends reducing the boundaries of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante preserves in Utah, and reopening hundreds of thousands of square miles of protected oceans to commercial fishing.

'Handmaid's Tale' Delivers for Hulu at the Emmys

At the Emmy awards, the streaming service's dystopian series claimed a host of honors; political barbs flew at Sunday's ceremony.

Drone Makers, Operators Clamor for Regulation

Despite White House directives rolling back regulations affecting most industries, drone proponents are clamoring for more federal rules as the way to open up the skies for unmanned aircraft.

Russia Probe Takes Financial Toll on Trump Aides

Some White House and Trump campaign officials caught up in investigations of Russia's electoral meddling are struggling to pay their legal bills, prompting them to create legal defense funds, liquidate personal accounts and explore other sources of financing.

Florida Sets Emergency Generator Rules for Nursing Homes

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Saturday the state's nursing homes and assisted-living facilities will have to have backup generators to control interior temperatures for at least 96 hours after a power outage.

Mack-Cali Seeks Main Street Vibe on Jersey City, N.J. Waterfront

Mack-Cali plans to transform a waterfront promenade along Jersey City's Harborside office complex that has served largely as a pleasant commuting path for workers into a bustling main street.

Homes Built to More Recent Codes Fared Better in Irma

Homeowners in Florida are finding that homes built to the stricter building codes seem to have fared better during Hurricane Irma.

In Houston, a Theater Finds Itself Offstage After Harvey

After the hurricane left its basement under 10 feet of water, the Alley Theatre faces millions of dollars of damage. But the show must go on.

Visitors Tell of Extreme Heat at Florida Nursing Home

Details are still emerging about what led to the deaths of eight people at a Florida nursing home, but witness accounts describe a tragic and at times frantic scene.

Protests Follow Former St. Louis Officer's Acquittal

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of St. Louis after a judge found a white former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man.

Visitors at Nursing Home Recount Extreme Heat

Details are still emerging about what led to the deaths of eight people at a Florida nursing home. But accounts of law enforcement, hospital staff, nursing home officials and friends and families of patients,some of which differ at points,describe a tragic and at times frantic scene.

Protests Follow Former St. Louis Officer's Acquittal

Dozens of protesters took to the streets of St. Louis after a judge found a white former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man.

One House, 22 Floods: Repeated Claims Drain Federal Insurance Program

As they tally up hurricane losses, government officials are looking for ways to step up purchases of frequently flooded houses, which have become a huge drain on the federal flood insurance program.

California Poised to Become 'Sanctuary State'

California legislators overcame resistance from law-enforcement officials and Gov. Jerry Brown to draft a bill aimed at impeding the Trump administration's efforts to deport illegal immigrants.