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Left in the dark: A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:42:50 GMT2017-09-21T19:42:50Z

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday, and millions of Puerto Ricans faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks or even months without electricity after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island....



Mexico navy official: No missing child in collapsed school

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:45:54 GMT2017-09-21T19:45:54Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A high-ranking navy official said Thursday there is no missing child at a collapsed Mexico City school that had become a focus of rescue efforts following this week's deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, though an adult still may be alive in the rubble....



Trump vows more sanctions over North Korea's nuclear buildup

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:16:48 GMT2017-09-21T17:16:48Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aiming to tighten an economic noose around North Korea, days after he threatened to "totally destroy" the country if forced to defend the United States or its allies....



UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:24:10 GMT2017-09-21T19:24:10Z

BUNIA, Congo (AP) -- The girl was only 11 when the first peacekeeper raped her, luring her with bread and a banana as she was leaving school in her village in northeastern Congo....



Canadian leader spotlights his own county's injustices at UN

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:15:14 GMT2017-09-21T19:15:14Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- On a stage where many world leaders spotlight their successes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday about one of his nation's historic failures: the injustices long faced by its native people....



AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:49:38 GMT2017-09-21T19:49:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who's right - President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel?...






Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:37:11 GMT2017-09-21T17:37:11Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A tiny preemie whose gravely ill mother had hoped to save her by shunning chemotherapy during pregnancy has died, a relative said Thursday....



On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:48:24 GMT2017-09-21T18:48:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries' flying habits at taxpayers' cost have drawn scrutiny....



Brigham Young University ends ban on caffeinated soda sales

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:33:06 GMT2017-09-21T19:33:06Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening."...