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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills banning new offshore oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and Florida and was set to vote on a third banning drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. The first bill, sponsored by Representative Francis Rooney, a conservative Florida...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to ban offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida, the first of three measures it is considering, which would also ban drilling off the Pacific coast and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. The first bill, sponsored by Representative Francis Rooney, a conservative Florida...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. House on Wednesday was slated to begin voting on three bills to block offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida and the Pacific coast and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, but the measures were not expected to gain traction in the Republican-led Senate. Another bill, sponsored by Representative Francis Rooney, a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- The share of Americans without health insurance rose for the first time in a decade last year and U.S. household income barely rose, according to a government report on Tuesday that laid bare issues that could become central to the U.S. presidential election next year. For children we saw a similar pattern where there was a decline in public...

  • KITTY HAWK, N.C., Sept 6- Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach-fringed barrier islands with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. The storm made landfall at Cape Hatteras at about 9 a.m. with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, according to...

  • ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., Sept 6- Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. The storm made landfall at Cape Hatteras at about 9 a.m. with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, according to the National...

  • ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., Sept 6- Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort area with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. The storm made landfall at Cape Hatteras at about 9 a.m. with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, weaker than its slow, deadly tour...

  • ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., Sept 6- Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort area with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. The storm, packing 90- mile-per-hour winds made landfall at Cape Hatteras at about 9 a.m. EDT, according to the National Hurricane Center.

  • Bryan Philips walks with his dog on a flooded road in Salvo, North Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian hits the Outer Banks on September 6, 2019.

    Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble.

  • MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas, Sept 5- Richard Johnson said his six-year-old brother Adrian was just too small to withstand Hurricane Dorian. The boy was blown into churning storm surge and is among thousands of people missing, many children, after the worst hurricane to hit the Bahamas. An international relief effort was trying to overcome formidable logistical...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- An international relief effort gathered pace on Thursday to help stunned residents of the Bahamas, where the health minister predicted a "staggering" death toll from Hurricane Dorian, now churning northward off the coast of South Carolina. Aerial video of the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas worst hit by the then-Category 5...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- An international relief effort to bring humanitarian aid to stunned residents of the Bahamas gathered pace on Thursday as Hurricane Dorian churned northward off the coast of South Carolina, threatening storm surges and flooding. Aerial video of the worst-hit Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas showed widespread devastation, with...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast on Thursday, threatening record flooding. Some 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the most damaging storm...

  • MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas, Sept 5- Bahamas storm survivor Ramond King watched as Hurricane Dorian's swirling winds ripped the roof off his house in the Abaco Islands, and then as it churned to a neighbor's home to pluck the entire structure off the earth. "'This can't be real, this can't be real'," King said, as he recalled the thoughts that flashed across his mind as one of the...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast, threatening record flooding on Thursday. The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the...

  • *More than 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged in Bahamas. NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5- Hurricane Dorian left stretches of the Bahamas looking as if they had been carpet bombed and was regaining strength as it crawled up the U.S. The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas needed immediate humanitarian relief after the most damaging storm ever to hit the island...

  • Bill Olesner walks down South Battery St. while cleaning debris from storm drains on September 5, 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina. Hurricane Dorian is just off the coast of South Carolina.

    Hurricane Dorian, still Category 2, is passing south and southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 4- Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas thronged rescue helicopters on Wednesday and the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record devastated the island group. The most damaging storm to strike the island nation, Dorian killed 20 people when...

  • Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden was called out during a climate change forum on Wednesday for planning to attend a fundraiser hosted by the co-founder of a natural gas export company, after he had pledged not to take fossil-fuel company money. The exchange highlighted the political tensions involved in trying to lead the country off oil, coal...

  • CNBC's Contessa Brewer gives the latest on the damage sustained by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and where the storm is headed next.