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World Meteorological Organization retires 4 hurricane names from 2017 season

After they wreaked havoc on the United States and Caribbean in 2017, the World Meteorological Organization has retired four hurricane names: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.

US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.

Officials: Nearly half of Puerto Rico clients without power

Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico’s Maria death toll climbs to 64, as FEMA assistance tops $1B

Puerto Rico's official death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 64, the island's Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Saturday.

Recap of the eventful 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Thursday. This season had more than the usual number of storms with 17 named storms.

Whitefish Energy stops Puerto Rico power work in pay dispute

Whitefish Energy Holdings said it's halting work to help restore power in Puerto Rico because it said the US territory's government has not paid crews.

North Carolina sending more help to Puerto Rico

A group of North Carolina emergency managers left to Puerto Rico Friday morning to assist with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico seeks $94 billion in federal aid after hurricane

Puerto Rico's governor on Monday asked the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria.

FEMA: Cost of current disaster relief at $200 million per day

The head of FEMA says the agency is spending more than $200 million per day for disaster response following three major hurricanes and the CA wildfires.

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Dueling protests in Raleigh shut down streets by executive mansion

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Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

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1 dead, 14 injured following shooting at SC nightclub

Authorities responded to 7th Lounge just before 1 a.m. Officials say they found several victims.

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

Jennings begins taping next week and his first episodes will air on the week of Jan. 11.