A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday….
Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico’s quake rescue efforts
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her….
Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear
MEXICO CITY (AP) — On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake….
UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal
BUNIA, Congo (AP) — She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old girl found refuge in a camp protected by U.N. peacekeepers….
NKorea minister calls Trump’s threat ‘sound of dog barking’
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country….
Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal – which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States – but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is….
Business ties complicate Muslim states’ response to Rohingya
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than condemnation and urgently needed humanitarian aid….
Ex-prosecutors unsure if nursing home deaths involved crimes
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital….
SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system
NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016….
THE NEXT ONE? 13-year-old hoops phenom invites AP on journey
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Emoni Bates walks out a front door of Clague Middle School with just inches to spare….