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Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:37:07 GMT2017-09-20T09:37:07Z

 



Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 248

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:37:07 GMT2017-09-20T09:37:07Z

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 climbed to 248.



Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:33:08 GMT2017-09-20T09:33:08Z

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.



149 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:27:07 GMT2017-09-20T04:27:07Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 149 people. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.



Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:36:05 GMT2017-09-20T03:36:05Z

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado.



From West Philly to North Korea, priest tries to help as tensions rise

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:23:31 GMT2017-09-20T03:23:31Z

For the Rev. Gerard Hammond, 84, a life on the line is a life well lived.



Sessions: Sanctuary cities undermine law's moral authority

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:09:03 GMT2017-09-20T02:09:03Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law."



New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:47:37 GMT2017-09-20T01:47:37Z

A bipartisan group of 10 states' leaders warned against the Graham-Cassidy bill Tuesday.



41 states expand investigation of opioid makers and distributors

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:09:09 GMT2017-09-20T01:09:09Z

Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.



Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:27:06 GMT2017-09-19T23:27:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress.



Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:45:07 GMT2017-09-19T22:45:07Z

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to equal parental rights under the U.S. Constitution, even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.



Outnumbered 5-1, how U.S. won battle of Bien Hoa Air Base in Vietnam

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:22:46 GMT2017-09-19T20:22:46Z

Martin Strones, a captain during the 1968 attack, said the plan was the only option he had. Perhaps insane, perhaps brilliant - either way, it worked.



Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:01:07 GMT2017-09-19T20:01:07Z

ATLANTA (AP) - The officer who fatally shot a Georgia Tech student had been with the campus police department for about 16 months, according to state records.



US Geological Survey says earthquake that hit Mexico was 7.1 magnitude, located in central state of Puebla

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:48:33 GMT2017-09-19T18:48:33Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) - US Geological Survey says earthquake that hit Mexico was 7.1 magnitude, located in central state of Puebla.



White man accused of killing 2 blacks had Hitler speech

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:56:13 GMT2017-09-19T17:56:13Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old white man arrested Tuesday was accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family in a string of attacks that police say may have been racially motivated.



Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:42:11 GMT2017-09-19T17:42:11Z

BEIRUT (AP) - Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group launched one of their widest offensives yet Tuesday against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders.



Court reinstates lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone story

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:37:52 GMT2017-09-19T17:37:52Z

NEW YORK (AP) - A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine's debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was reinstated Tuesday by an appeals court in a manner that one judge says would allow any member of a school fraternity to join the lawsuit.



White House considers abandoning some tax cuts for the wealthy

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:09:37 GMT2017-09-19T16:09:37Z

The fluidity of the discussions illustrates how President Donald Trump has sought to reframe the tax discussions as a way to help businesses and the middle class and not the wealthiest Americans



White Louisiana man will be charged with murder in slayings of 2 black men; police say killings may be racially motived

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:51:11 GMT2017-09-19T15:51:11Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Louisiana man will be charged with murder in slayings of 2 black men; police say killings may be racially motived.



UN report says 40 million in 'modern slavery' in 2016

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:49:33 GMT2017-09-19T15:49:33Z

GENEVA (AP) - U.N. agencies and partners say some 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery last year, decrying a scourge that disproportionately affects women and girls.



Police station has been shot at dozens of times since June

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:42:58 GMT2017-09-19T15:42:58Z

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A police station in New York has been hit by gunfire more than three dozen times since opening in June, but Syracuse officials say no one has been injured.