Powerful Hurricane Irma hits first Caribbean islands
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday, churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend….
Even intrepid Keys residents ready to evacuate ahead of Irma
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Residents of the Florida Keys are known for riding out hurricanes, but with Irma's potentially catastrophic wind and rain set to crash through the low-lying island chain this weekend, not many seem willing to risk it this time….
Analysis: After tough talk on immigration, Trump waffles
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the day he launched his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has talked tough on immigration, promising to take the kind of decisive action he accused other politicians of avoiding….
After Trump halt of program, young immigrants vow to fight
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants are vowing to fight to stay in the U.S. and advocates are launching campaigns including fundraisers and registration drives after the Trump administration announced it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation….
Houston’s businesses inching back to work as waters recede
HOUSTON (AP) — Bobby Jucker has had it with hurricanes….
How can US stop North Korea nukes? 3 experts have ideas
TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. attacks North Korea, the world could see another nuclear war. Yet negotiations won't work – leader Kim Jong Un won't live up to his promises even if he were to make any. And China – if only it would help more!…
Boat with Rohingya refugees capsizes, killing 5 as more flee
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized, drowning at least five people, as the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi blamed a misinformation campaign for fueling a crisis that the U.N. says has now pushed more than 125,000 refugees into Bangladesh….
Pope heads to Colombia seeking to heal conflict’s wounds
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to Colombia on Wednesday to try to help heal the wounds of Latin America's longest-running conflict, bolstered by a new cease-fire with a holdout rebel group but fully aware of the fragility of the country's peace process….
Rights group finds ‘assembly line’ of torture in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity."…
Boston marathon: Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-2 in 19 innings
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox staged their own impromptu Boston marathon and wearily won it, adding a game to their AL East lead on an eventful day at Fenway Park….