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East Coast urges Labor Day tourists to return after Irene

Despite torn-up boardwalks, restaurants and other attractions, East Coast beaches are reopening for Labor Day in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

FEMA freezes projects as disaster aid account faces shortfall

With a budget shortfall that could be $5 billion, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is only paying for "immediate needs" of disaster-stricken communities.

MORE COVERAGE: Photos, stories from East Coast after Tropical Storm Irene

Tropical Storm Irene has killed 37 people in 11 states as of Monday and left millions of people on the East Coast struggling with its aftermath.  Here are links to online coverage of the storm.

FEMA diverts some Joplin money to East Coast

The move is raising concern of Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Ameren crews aiding Irene victims

St. Louis-area workers are helping restore power in areas hit by the storm. The company says the workers could be gone up to three weeks.

Hurricane Irene's death toll jumps to 37

Power outages and massive flooding continue to disrupt life on the East Coast. But despite these concerns, early estimates suggest a much smaller impact than Hurricane Katrina, which rocked the Gulf area in 2005 and caused more than $100 billion in damage.

Rhode Island wakes up to 'catastrophic' power outages

One utility reported that more than 297,000 customers were without power Monday morning. Although state offices were open, school openings have been delayed, and businesses are taking a toll. 

NYC's subway back on track for commute after Irene

Tropical Storm Irene prompted the first-ever shutdown of New York's transit system for a natural disaster, but Monday morning, the subways were running again. Some parts of the transit system, however, are still closed or delayed.

UPDATE: Flood worries and some relief on the East Coast in Irene's wake

Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last of its fury Sunday. The nation's most populous region looked to a new week and the arduous process of getting back to normal.

MORE COVERAGE: Hurricane Irene damage, reactions and deaths

Learn more about the effects of the East Coast hurricane.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hurricane Irene batters the East Coast

People across the Eastern Seaboard cope, prepare and watch for Hurricane Irene.

UPDATE: Hurricane Irene drenching Atlantic coast

At least six people have died as a result of the storm. Nearly 1.9 million homes and businesses are without power in North Carolina and Virginia.

UPDATE: Irene churns up coast, weaker but still ferocious

After its arrival early Saturday morning, Hurricane Irene continues its damage as it moves along the East Coast.

Irene's center makes landfall over North Carolina, but storm still hazardous

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the enormous storm had weakened some earlier Saturday morning, but the landfall has little significance as Irene remains a dangerous storm.

Hurricane Irene warning area expanded; North Carolina feels effects

Swells and 6- to 9-foot waves showed up along the North Carolina shore Friday morning. As the strongest storm to hit the East Coast in seven years approached, people in New Jersey, Maryland and New York prepared to evacuate.

Refineries could close for Hurricane Irene; gas prices increase

The storm could reach refineries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania by Sunday, and the refineries have started shutting down in preparation. Drivers can expect to pay more at the gas pump.

Obama to speak about Hurricane Irene on Friday

The president has been receiving regular briefings about the storm, and he will make a statement about it from his vacation rental in Martha's Vineyard.

As Irene nears coast, residents urged to prepare for the worst

Hurricane Irene has prompted transportation shutdowns and evacuations up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Hurricane Irene forces evacuations in North Carolina

Irene is expected to hit North Carolina's Outer Banks on Saturday afternoon, and evacuations were ordered in Dare County, N.C.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crowds evacuate into streets after East Coast earthquake

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., led to evacuations throughout the East Coast.

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