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  • Spelunker in Indiana rescued after 60 hours locked in cave
    Spelunker in Indiana rescued after 60 hours locked in cave"I managed to get some water from the cave walls, by basically licking the moisture off the wall," Lukas Cavar said in a telephone interview on Friday...
  • U.S. judge will not disturb Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisis
    U.S. judge will not disturb Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisisA federal judge in Delaware on Friday refused to let four former Wilmington Trust executives charged with bank fraud gather new evidence they hoped would prove that their indictment was tainted by false grand jury testimony and should be dismissed...
  • Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding
    Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh floodingBy Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to wreak havoc in the Caribbean this month, skirted by the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico two days after ravaging the U.S...
  • Factbox: How U.S. multinationals in Puerto Rico are responding to Hurricane Maria
    Factbox: How U.S. multinationals in Puerto Rico are responding to Hurricane Maria(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria has devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, another blow to its already precarious economic situation. Puerto Rico's government owes $72 billion to bondholders, and an additional $50 billion in pension obligations to teachers and almost all other government employees. The following are responses from multinational companies on how they are dealing with the aftermath of Maria: WAL-MART STORES INC Phillip Keene, Wal-Mart's director of corporate communications, said, "Like many businesses, we are working to assess any damage to our facilities as we are safely able to access them and working to connect with our associates to assess what their needs are so we can support as appropriate.
  • Kentucky psychologist gets 25 years in prison for $550 million disability fraud
    Kentucky psychologist gets 25 years in prison for $550 million disability fraudAlfred Adkins, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves in Lexington, Kentucky, after a federal jury in June found him guilty of charges including conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud, the U.S. Justice Department said. Adkins, of Pikeville, Kentucky, was also ordered to pay over $93 million in restitution, the Justice Department said.
  • St. Louis sued for misconduct toward protesters of white officer's acquittal
    St. Louis sued for misconduct toward protesters of white officer's acquittalThe civil rights lawsuit was filed in U.S. district court in St. Louis by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. It names Maleeha Ahmad, Alison Dreith and "a class of similarly situated individuals" as plaintiffs.
  • Storm Maria pitches Puerto Rico barrio into sunken 'Venice'
    Storm Maria pitches Puerto Rico barrio into sunken 'Venice'By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut CATANO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Wading through highways swamped by turbid waters that sloshed over scattered, sunken belongings, residents of this Puerto Rican barrio flooded by Hurricane Maria have begun emerging from their shattered homes...
  • Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off northern California: USGS
    Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off northern California: USGS(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck on Friday off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S...
  • Doomsday sale: U.S. survivalists stock up as disasters roil the planet
    Doomsday sale: U.S. survivalists stock up as disasters roil the planetSales of freeze-dried food, gas masks and other survival equipment have spiked in recent weeks as so-called "preppers" get ready to ride out any disaster, whether natural or man-made...
  • N.Y. power company sends crew to aid Puerto Rico after hurricane
    N.Y. power company sends crew to aid Puerto Rico after hurricane(Reuters) - The New York Power Authority (NYPA) on Friday sent 10 engineers, planners and technical supervisors to Puerto Rico to help with the assessment and reconstruction of the island's power grid, which was completely shut down by Hurricane Maria...
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