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Asia supercharges vaccination efforts after slow start, U.S. lags

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TOKYO/SINGAPORE Several Asian nations are quickly ramping up vaccination campaigns from shaky starts to combat growing COVID-19 infections, as supply shipments roll in and people overcome hesitancy in hopes of easing curbs and freeing up travel.

Texas ports reopen for vessel traffic after Nicholas -U.S. Coast Guard

HOUSTON (Reuters) -The Texas ports of Houston, Galveston and Texas City resumed inbound vessel traffic on Wednesday, lifting the "yankee" status they had set ahead of Hurricane Nicholas, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Hurricane Ida, supply constraints slow U.S. factory production

WASHINGTON Production at U.S. factories slowed more than expected in August amid disruptions from Hurricane Ida and lingering shortages of raw materials and labor as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

Sep 15 2021

Factbox - Over 118,000 customers in Texas still without power from Storm Nicholas

More than 118,000 homes and businesses in Texas were still without power Wednesday morning, as utilities restored service much faster than the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicholas caused new outages, according to local energy companies.

Environment, Sep 15 2021

Factbox-Over 150,000 customers in Texas without power from Storm Nicholas

More than 150,000 homes and businesses in Texas were still without power on Tuesday evening as utilities started restoring service faster than Tropical Storm Nicholas caused new outages, according to local utilities. | Video

Environment, United States, Sep 15 2021

Nicholas deluges U.S. Gulf Coast with heavy rain, flooding

TEXAS CITY, Texas (Reuters) -Tropical Storm Nicholas moved slowly through the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, drenching Texas and Louisiana with torrential rain, flooding streets and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. | Video

Environment, United States, Sep 15 2021

Louisiana alligator in Hurricane Ida attack found with human remains in stomach

A 504-pound alligator believed to have killed a 71-year-old Louisiana man in Hurricane Ida floodwaters has been captured with what appears to be human remains in its stomach, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said.

Biden says in Colorado that extreme weather will cost U.S. over $100 billion this year

GOLDEN, Colo. (Reuters) -President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that extreme weather events would cost the United States over $100 billion this year, as he visited Colorado to highlight drought conditions and raging wildfires in the U.S. West. | Video

Colonial Pipeline partially resumes as Nicholas brings rains, wind

HOUSTON The largest U.S. fuel line resumed partial operations Tuesday as oil and gas facilities weathered hurricane Nicholas' landfall in Texas, suffering less damage than in Hurricane Ida two weeks earlier.

Sep 14 2021

Factbox-Over 284,000 customers in Texas without power from Storm Nicholas

More than 284,000 homes and businesses in Texas were still without power on Tuesday afternoon as utilities started restoring service faster than Tropical Storm Nicholas caused new outages, according to local utilities.

United States, Sep 14 2021