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Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital, including a school, with many trapped in the rubble.

Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

"Evacuate," Puerto Rico's safety commissioner warned residents. "Otherwise, you're going to die."

Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

The US president's first key speech at the UN was denounced by some member nations he had singled out.

Catalonia referendum: Spanish raid on Unipost deals blow to vote
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Police discover a mass of documents directly related to the banned independence referendum.

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgium
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

The UB-II type submarine is said to be in good condition and the crew's bodies may still be on board.

Broad time frame is latest sign special counsel is going beyond Russian campaign meddling as part of its probe
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.

Manafort wiretapped under secret court orders
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

Manafort spokesperson testifies before grand jury
Posted on Friday September 15, 2017

Jason Maloni, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's spokesman, testified Friday at the US District Court in DC to before a grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Paul Manafort's Russia connections
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

President Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has offered to meet with the House Intelligence Committee to face allegations about work he's done in Ukraine and Russia. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

NYT: Trump lawyers gripe about Russia probe at steakhouse
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

White House attorney Ty Cobb was overheard talking about the Russia probe and some of his colleagues at a Washington steakhouse by a New York Times reporter, the publication reported Sunday night.

More than 100 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

The earthquake caused extensive damage to Mexico City.

PHOTOS: Slideshow: Mexico City rocked by 7.1 magnitude earthquake
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Dozens are dead after an earthquake hit Mexico.

Some of the deadliest earthquakes in Mexico since 1985
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Some of the deadliest earthquakes in Mexico since 1985

Maria 'potentially most catastrophic hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in a century'
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Maria is forecast to "remain an extremely dangerous category 4 or 5 hurricane."

Sinkhole swallows part of Florida home
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

A huge sinkhole opened up in a city northwest of Orlando, Florida, this morning, damaging part of a home.

PULLING NO PUNCHES: Hollywood piles on the Trump mockery at Emmys
Posted on Monday September 18, 2017

BELLWETHER Listen up, UN -- Trump means what he's telling you
Posted on Monday September 18, 2017

GOING TO 'FIGHT THIS' Arpaio fires back at judge in his contempt case
Posted on Monday September 18, 2017

CARIBBEAN DANGER Maria strengthens into hurricane, islands on alert
Posted on Monday September 18, 2017

Clinton 'rejects premise' husband meeting AG Lynch on tarmac critically hurt campaign - VIDEO: Comey accused of clearing Clinton before interview - Judge Jeanine: Hillary should not get a pass just because she lost an election - OPINION: Here's what really happened to Hillary
Posted on Monday September 18, 2017

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico, Killing Over 100
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

A building that collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on Tuesday.

Mexico Mourns After Quake: ‘We Have No Idea How We Are Going to Rebuild’
Posted on Monday September 11, 2017

Mourners on Sunday at the funeral of Juan Jiménez, a police officer in the Mexican city of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, who died in the earthquake.

How the Great Quake of 1985 Changed Mexico
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Like any event that sears the soul of a great city, the brutal earthquake that killed as many as 10,000 people and flattened 400 buildings in this sprawling capital 10 years ago gave rise to many legends. One is the tale of La Pulga, "the Flea," a man small of stature and great in courage who selflessly wriggled through the rubble in search of victims. Then there was the baby who was delivered alive after his mother was killed in a collapsing building. And the rescue workers who carried pliers with them and pulled out the gold teeth of the dead.

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Mexico City
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

A deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck close to Mexico City. It comes less than two weeks after the most powerful earthquake in Mexico in a century.

With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the U.N.
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

North Korea’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Ja Song Nam, left his seat prior to the arrival President Trump.

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials.

Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 149
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 149 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers scoured frantically under the rubble of ruins for survivors.

Hurricane Maria bears down on St. Croix, Puerto Rico after trashing Dominica
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and bore down menacingly on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the tiny island nation of Dominica.

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

If threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea, Trump vows
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man."

'People were screaming': La Voz reporter describes powerful Mexico City earthquake
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Trees swayed. Cars crashed. People ran from their houses, some wearing only towels, when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City.

     
 
 

Will Hurricane Maria hit continental U.S.? What the latest models predict
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Maria, a major hurricane fluctuating between Category 4 and Category 5 status, appears poised to spin north before reaching the U.S. East Coast.

     
 
 

Remorseful Kevin Durant feels terrible about Twitter incident: 'Disappointed in myself'
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Kevin Durant was extremely remorseful and owned his Twitter mistake.

     
 
 

Fact check: Trump makes misleading boasts on economy and foreign issues in U.N. speech
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump reprised misleading talking points on everything from job growth to defense spending.

     
 
 

Major earthquake shakes Mexico City; 100+ dead
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

The earthquake struck on the anniversary of the 1985 quake that did major damage to Mexico's capital.

     
 
 

Death toll rising after major quake hits Mexico
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

The magnitude 7.1 quake was centered about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, the USGS said

Monster Hurricane Maria approaches Puerto Rico
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Can Puerto Rico survive a direct hit? The governor weighs in as Hurricane Maria approaches

Surveillance of Paul Manafort occurred during 2016 campaign
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

According to a former U.S. official, the intercepts picked up conversations between Manafort and Russian individuals about the campaign

Michael Bloomberg on North Korea, U.S. economy and immigration
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sat down with CBS News' Anthony Mason in New York for a wide-ranging conversation

Hurricane-force winds should start soon on St. Croix
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Mexico earthquake: at least 149 dead after powerful quake – latest updates
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Death toll is expected to rise after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes 120km from Mexico City, collapsing buildings and killing more than 149 people

The death toll has been revised again, with 149 people confirmed to have been killed in the earthquake.

Head of the Mexican civil protection agency, Luis Felipe Puente, gave the update a short time ago.

#Corrección, al momento se reportan 149 fallecidos: 55 en #Morelos, 49 en #CDMX, #32 en #Puebla, 10 en #Edoméx y 3 en #Guerrero.

Hasta las 8:30 pm se han registrado 11 réplicas (la mayor de M 4.0) del sismo M 7.1 del día 19 de septiembre.

The UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has expressed his sympathy for Mexico.

My deepest condolences to #Mexico earthquake victims & their loved ones. UK stands ready to help our Mexican friends at this difficult time

Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos.

Toda nuestra Solidaridad con #México en esta hora de tanto dolor...Fuerza México...Venezuela lista para la Solidaridad Cristiana y Amorosa.. pic.twitter.com/nIdz1FPpYc

Nuestra solidaridad con el hermano pueblo y Gobierno de #México

En nombre del pueblo hondureño, expreso mi solidaridad a las familias mexicanas afectadas por el sismo ocurrido en las últimas horas. @EPN

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Puerto Rico braces itself for 'worst atmospheric event in a century'
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

US National Hurricane Center has warned Hurricane Maria could bring an ‘extreme’ threat to life and property with gusts of wind that could reach 155mph

Puerto Rico is bracing itself for the “catastrophic” impact of Hurricane Maria, which has already caused severe damage to the island of Dominica as it tears through the Caribbean.

The US National Hurricane Center warned of an “extreme” threat to life and property across Puerto Rico with gusts of wind that could reach 155mph on Wednesday. The center said the winds will threaten lives, cause power outages and make many roads and bridges impassable.

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Donald Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea in UN speech
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, in a bellicose first address to the United Nations general assembly in which he lashed out at a litany of US adversaries and called on “righteous” countries to confront them.

Related: US and China agree to 'maximise pressure' on North Korea

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Too few antibiotics in pipeline to tackle global drug-resistance crisis, WHO warns
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Nowhere near enough new drugs are currently in development says report, which calls for urgent investment and responsible use of existing antibiotics

Too few antibiotics are in the pipeline to tackle the global crisis of drug resistance, which is responsible for the rise of almost untreatable infections around the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warns.

Among the alarming diseases that are increasing and spreading is multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), which requires treatment lasting between nine and 20 months. There are 250,000 deaths a year from drug-resistant TB and only 52% of patients globally are successfully treated. But only two new antibiotics for the disease have reached the market in 70 years.

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Three people held in Brazil on suspicion of British kayaker's murder
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Police investigating disappearance of Emma Kelty, 43, say they have arrested two 17-year-olds and another man are looking for four others

Three people have been arrested over the murder of a British woman who went missing in Brazil while kayaking alone from the source of the Amazon to the Atlantic.

Emma Kelty, a 43-year-old primary school headteacher, was last heard from when she triggered a distress signal last Wednesday while in a notoriously dangerous area.

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Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.

Tell Us Your Maria Story
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

NPR is working to bring you the latest news about Hurricane Maria, which is striking Caribbean islands already working to recover from Hurricane Irma.

After Trump's U.N. Speech, Some Senators Look To Reinforce War Powers
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering narrowing the president's ability to launch wars without congressional approval.

Fox News Fights Back On Lawsuit Filed Over Seth Rich Story
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Fox News denies that a source in its story about Rich's murder was defamed. Rod Wheeler alleges the network put words in his mouth to prop up what he characterized as a fraudulent story.

Earthquake Rocks Mexico, Toppling Buildings, Killing Scores
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

A powerful earthquake rocked Mexico, killing more than 100 of people and toppling buildings — less than two weeks after another deadly quake hit the country.

Trump Says U.S. May Have No Choice but to 'Destroy' N. Korea
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Trump tells United Nations General Assembly that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un "is on a suicide mission" and stressed the world is in a time of peril.

Evacuate or Die, Puerto Rico Is Warned Ahead of Maria
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Maria, a Category 5 storm and still gaining strength, was expected to pass directly over Puerto Rico. It will be much worse than Irma, the governor said.

What's Fueling Last-Ditch GOP Health Care Efforts? Fear of Failure
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Graham-Cassidy has done little to address the policy concerns of those who either voted against Obamacare repeal last round or reluctantly supported it.

Seattle Program Integrates Homeless Into Backyards
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

The BLOCK Project in Seattle is combating homelessness by building off-grid homes for the city's homeless population in people's backyards.

At least 149 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

  1. At least 149 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico  Los Angeles Times
  2. Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 149  Reuters
  3. At least 93 dead in Mexico after quake - officials  Reuters UK
  4. Trapped on the tarmac, watching Mexico City shake  CNN
  5. Over 130 Dead After Powerful Earthquake Rocks Mexico, Collapsing Buildings  NBCNews.com
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Puerto Rico governor: Still time to get to shelters before Hurricane Maria
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

  1. Puerto Rico governor: Still time to get to shelters before Hurricane Maria  CNN
  2. Hurricane Maria Does 'Mind-Boggling' Damage to Dominica, Leader Says  New York Times
  3. Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico  BBC News
  4. Hurricane Maria live updates: St. Croix readies for direct hit, rains pose landslide threat in Dominica  Miami Herald
  5. Hurricane Jose may save US coastline from Maria landfall: Braun  Reuters
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Trump's UN speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

  1. Trump's UN speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact  Reuters
  2. Corey Lewandowski: With UN speech, we have the 'Trump Doctrine' in Trump's own words  The Hill
  3. Senator launches push to expel North Korea from UN  CNN
  4. Hollywood liberals attack Trump at the Emmy Awards  Fox News
  5. Trump undermines his own advocacy for human dignity  Washington Post
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Zapad: What can we learn from Russia's latest military exercise?
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

  1. Zapad: What can we learn from Russia's latest military exercise?  BBC News
  2. Zapad War Game 'Larger Than Russia Told Us,' Says Top NATO General  Newsweek
  3. Russian Military Helicopter Fires Rockets by Accident  New York Times
  4. Putin displays massive firepower in Russian war games on border with Europe  ABC News
  5. COLUMN-Commentary: The coming robot arms race  Reuters
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Melania Trump in legal row with English-language school
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

  1. Melania Trump in legal row with English-language school  BBC News
  2. Melania Trump billboard removed in Croatia after legal action threatened  USA TODAY
  3. Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard  SFGate
  4. Full coverage