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A large oak tree felled by Hurricane Matthew lies across Candy Gray's pool and on to the detached garage behind her house in the Birdneck Point section of Virginia Beach, Va., as Hurricane Matthew passed Sunday morning, Oct 9, 2016. Forecasters said North Carolina and Virginia could get even more rain and warned of the danger of life-threatening flooding through Monday night. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Flooding, power outages hit Southeast Virginia

Associated Press

Residents of Norfolk and Virginia beach declared states of emergency Sunday after Hurricane Matthew pummeled the Tidewater region with heavy winds and rains, causing significant flooding and knocking down trees and power lines.

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In this July 29, 2015, file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Electricity out across Puerto Rico after power plant fire

- Associated Press

Much of Puerto Rico was without electricity Thursday following a fire at a power plant that set off a broader outage across the island's aging utility grid, leaving most of the island's 3.5 million people without service.

Speculation is swirling that Hillary Clinton receiving over $1 million in donations from the oil-and-gas sector may be a ploy by the energy industry to get in good standing with her if she wins the presidential election. (Associated Press)

Clinton cash from fossil fuels sector raises doubts among green groups

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton may have transformed into a climate change warrior, but her campaign war chest is polluted by donations from the fossil fuels sector -- and some green activists say the influx of cash already is casting a dark cloud over her would-be administration and raises doubts about the sincerity of her environmental agenda.

A worker steps through the maze of hoses being used at a remote fracking site in Rulison, Colorado. (Associated Press/File)

Oil's price slide creates slippery slope for Russia

The sustained low price of hydrocarbons is beginning to cause substantial pain in Russia: Last month, Moscow again dipped heavily into its reserve fund to plug a whopping hole in the budget. Officials can't keep doing this. The rainy-day funds could be exhausted at some point in 2018.

A line of protesters against the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota head to a unity rally on the west steps of the State Capitol late Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver. Several hundred marchers walked from the four directions to the Capitol to take part in the rally against the oil pipeline. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Federal intervention on North Dakota oil pipeline project unprecedented

- Associated Press

The Standing Rock Sioux's effort to block a four-state oil pipeline got a lifeline when the federal government temporarily stopped the project, a move some say likely may forever change the way all energy infrastructure projects are reviewed in the future.