Hurricane Irma brings death, destruction to the Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma has killed at least eight people and injured 23 in French Caribbean island territories as the dangerous Category 5 storm roared over the Caribbean, France's interior minister said Thursday….
AP Exclusive: Most Florida flood zone property not insured
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be a devastating storm surge….
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Donald Trump Jr. heads to Capitol to explain 2016 meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's oldest son is scheduled to make his first appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday as part of a Senate investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and a meeting he had with Russians during his father's campaign last year….
Tough path for GOP on immigration _ and Trump made it harder
NEW YORK (AP) — On immigration, there were few easy answers for the Republican Party's most vulnerable members. And President Donald Trump just made things harder….
New Myanmar fires in empty Rohingya village raise questions
BANGKOK (AP) — Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and pages ripped from Islamic texts that were left on the ground. That intensifies doubts about government claims that members of the persecuted minority have been destroying their own homes….
H-bomb or not, experts say North Korea near its nuclear goal
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's latest nuclear test was part theater, part propaganda and maybe even part fake. But experts say it was also a major display of something very real: Pyongyang's mastery of much of the know-how it needs to reach its goal of becoming a full-fledged nuclear state….
Syrian army: Israeli air raid on military position kills 2
BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a military position in western Syria early Thursday, killing two soldiers and causing material damage, the Syrian army said, in what appeared to be the furthest airstrike north by the Jewish state since Russia joined Syria's war two years ago….
AP Explains: Ex-Confederate capital eyes statues’ removal
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of the oldest and largest Confederate statues in the U.S. tower over Monument Avenue, a four-lane road that has served as Richmond's parade route. The avenue, lined with trees, churches and historic mansions, cuts through the heart of the city and is perhaps the most prestigious address in all of Richmond….
Pope kicks off visit to Colombia aimed at building bridges
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis opens the first full day in his Colombia visit on Thursday with messages to political leaders and citizens alike encouraging all to rally behind a peace process seeking an end for Latin America's longest-running conflict and to address the inequalities that fueled it….