Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217….
Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled out. But still sounds came from the collapsed structure early Wednesday – nobody knew if they were survivors pounding for help, or simply the noises of shifting rubble….
Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faced Wednesday what officials said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities….
Trump’s trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution….
Trump’s North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea's next missile test? A restatement of past policy? Or simply just what it seemed: a straightforward threat of annihilation from the president of the United States?…
As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah
PILON MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) — With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region….
Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Weary and uncertain, they carried whatever they could on their backs, trudging through monsoon rains and enduring relocations and extortion attempts as they struggle to find small patches of land that can be their own, at least for a moment….
A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) — With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The outcome is uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care….
Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear
HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach….
Alex Gordon hits MLB’s record-setting 5,694th HR of season
TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record
with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night….