'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria is barreling toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane and is forecast to hit those islands on Wednesday.

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Citing labor costs, Philly mulls service cuts

Citing labor costs, Philly mulls service cuts

Philadelphia may be in for some service cuts as it struggles to pay for new municipal labor contracts, according to a city official. 

Menendez may face choice between voting on health care plan or attending his trial

Menendez may face choice between voting on health care plan or attending his trial

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez may be grappling with a tough choice in the coming days: return to Washington, D.C., for a major vote or sit at the defense table during his own corruption trial.

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Citing labor costs, Philly mulls service cuts

Citing labor costs, Philly mulls service cuts

Philadelphia may be in for some service cuts as it struggles to pay for new municipal labor contracts, according to a city official. 

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