President: Mexico hit by biggest quake in century, 5 killed
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A major earthquake off Mexico's southern coast killed at least five people, with the president saying Friday it was the biggest in a century to hit the country. Houses toppled and the quake produced tsunami waves and sent people running into the streets in panic….
Hurricane Irma slams Turks and Caicos on path to Florida
CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) — Hurricane Irma battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday and Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts as the fearsome storm continued a rampage through the Caribbean that has killed at least 11 people, with Florida in its sights….
Delaware city struggles as a gun plague afflicts its youth
WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP) — When the shots rang out – "pop, pop, pop," and then a thunder roll of gunfire – Maria Williams hit the floor….
Donald Trump Jr. fled father’s name before embracing it
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has been in the public eye since becoming the first-born child of a magnate, but the flashes of him were fleeting – a boy caught in his parents' messy divorce, a 20-something accessory on a reality show, a hunter in gory photos with exotic prey….
S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday when it celebrates its founding anniversary….
UNHCR reports surge in Rohingya refugees, now 270,000
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency is reporting a surge in the number of Rohingya Muslims who have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar, with an estimated 270,000 arriving in the last two weeks….
Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen….
For Irma vs. Mar-a-Lago, the smart $$ is on Trump’s house
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma is likely to test President Donald Trump's longtime boast that his Mar-a-Lago mansion can withstand any storm….
House heads toward passage of Harvey aid bill, debt hike
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative grumbling aside, the House is heading toward backing a $15.3 billion disaster aid package that President Donald Trump and Democrats have linked to a temporary increase in America's borrowing authority and keeping the government funded through December….
Pope heads to former Colombia war zone to preach forgiveness
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis heads Friday into an area once besieged by leftist rebels to pray with victims of Colombia's long conflict and urge them to overcome their grief by forgiving their former assailants….