Nation/World

Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

APTOPIX Dominican Republic Hurricane Maria

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes,...

World

Seoul to resume aid to N. Korea but doesn't set date

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn’t determine when to provide the $8 million worth of assistance amid tensions created by Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests. Still, the decision is...


National

Captain: Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf

Police Involved Shooting Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn’t obeying the officers’ commands before one...


World

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors

Mexico Earthquake-15

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes and prodded rescuers to work furiously hour after hour Wednesday in a delicate effort trying to free her from unstable debris — a drama that played out at dozens of...


National

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Mexico Earthquake-3

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. PUERTO RICO’S RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE MARIA WILL TAKE MONTHS, OFFICIALS SAY The Category 4 storm knocked out power across the entire U.S. territory and caused widespread damage at a time...


Government , National

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains two or three votes short heading toward a crucial Sept. 30 deadline.


World

The Latest: US calls for meeting on weapons proliferation

United Nations General Assembly-2

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The United States is calling a ministerial meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday afternoon on “the acute threat” posed by the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their...


World

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria-1

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial...


World

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president warned Wednesday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called President Donald Trump’s “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” about Iran unfit for the United Nations. In remarks...


Business , National

Asian shares weaken, dollar up after Fed's latest statement

Financial Markets Wall Street

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 20,453.68 as the yen weakened...


National

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island’s electrical grid, and...


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