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  • 7.1 Earthquake Rocks Mexico City, Central Mexico

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico  —  A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said. Preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, according to the USGS. It was felt in the center of Mexico City, which is only about 75 miles (121 km) from the epicenter. The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 […]

  • Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 500,000 Pickup Trucks Due to Fire Risk

    UNITED STATES  —   Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 500,000 pickup trucks over a possible fire risk. The company said on Tuesday that some Ram trucks may be fitted with a water-pump bearing that could overheat and possibly cause a fire in the engine compartment. The water-pump malfunction could set off a warning light, and worried consumers should let their dealers know if they notice the signal, the company said. Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with 6.7-liter engines from model years […]

  • Trump to UN: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’

    President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the US would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said during his first address to the UN General Assembly. “It is time for North Korea to realize that its denuclearization is its only responsible future,” Trump said. […]

  • Hurricane Maria Cripples Dominica as it Churns Toward Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria has pounded Dominica with “widespread devastation” as it barrels toward St. Croix and threatens catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico. Hurling winds of 160 mph (257 kph), Maria shredded the Dominica Prime Minister’s house and left much of the island — population 73,000 — in ruins. “Initial reports are of widespread devastation,” Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Facebook. “So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. My greatest fear for the morning is […]

  • Rhode Island Will Pay for Dreamers to Renew Their DACA Status

    RHODE ISLAND  —  Rhode Island is taking an unprecedented step to hold on to its Dreamers. The state will cover the $495 application fee for all DACA recipients who are eligible to reapply to the program before it ends, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday. “We’re not going to allow $495 to stand in the way of our neighbors’ dreams,” Raimondo, a Democrat, said in a statement. Earlier this month, the Trump administration decided to terminate the Deferred Action for Child […]

  • Doctor-in-Training Talks Dad Through Delivery During Irma

    MIAMI, Florida  —  A young doctor just three years out of medical school talked a frantic father in Miami through delivering his baby’s placenta as Hurricane Irma’s winds whipped outside his door. The placenta was stuck inside the uterus — a potentially deadly situation for the mother. At 3:30 Sunday morning, the baby’s father, David Knight, called 911. His girlfriend, Tatyanna Watkins, was having contractions one to two minutes apart. Maria Perez, an emergency dispatcher at the City of Miami […]

  • Lawyer: Police ‘overreacted’ in Georgia Tech Student Shooting Death

    A Georgia Tech senior was shot in the heart Saturday night because a campus police officer “overreacted,” the attorney for the student’s family said in a news conference Monday. Georgia Tech Police officers responded to a 911 call that night of a person with a knife and a gun on the downtown Atlanta campus at 11:17 p.m. They encountered Scout Schultz, 21, barefoot and “disoriented” in the middle of a “mental breakdown,” attorney L. Chris Stewart said. Stewart has represented […]

  • Emmy 2017: The Winners List

    The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, aired Sunday on CBS. The following is a list with the winners noted with an asterisk (*) and WINNER. Outstanding drama series “Better Call Saul” “The Crown” “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER “House of Cards” “Stranger Things” “This Is Us” “Westworld” Outstanding comedy series “Atlanta” “Black-ish” “Master of None” “Modern Family” “Silicon Valley” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” “Veep” *WINNER Outstanding lead actor in a drama series Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” *WINNER […]

  • Georgia Tech Police Fatally Shoot Student After Knife Confrontation

    GEORGIA  —  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the fatal shooting of a Georgia Tech student by campus police late Saturday after the student was confronted about carrying a knife. According to the GBI, Georgia Tech Police officers responded to a 911 call about a person with a knife and a gun on the downtown Atlanta campus at 11:17 p.m. The GBI said that when officers arrived, they found Scout Schultz, 21, outside a dormitory with a knife. A cellphone […]

  • Maria, Following Irma’s Path, is Now a Category 1 Hurricane

    CARIBBEAN  —  Hurricane Maria was upgraded from a tropical storm Sunday as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Irma. As of Sunday evening, Maria was about 125 miles (201 kilometers) east-northeast of Barbados, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, hurling winds of 80 mph, and is forecast to continue moving toward the eastern Caribbean at 15 mph. “Maria has strengthened to a hurricane and could […]

  • Pentagon: Transgender Service Members Are Able to Re-Enlist

    UNITED STATES  —  Transgender members of the military will be able to re-enlist for service while President Donald Trump’s directive barring transgender recruits is under review, the Pentagon has confirmed. “Transgender service members whose term of service expires while the interim guidance is in effect, may, at the service member’s request, re-enlist under existing procedures,” US Army Col. Rob Manning, a Department of Defense spokesman, told reporters Friday. “Current transgender service members will continue serve throughout the military and continue […]

  • Jury Says Teen in Slenderman Stabbing Attack was Mentally Ill

    WISCONSIN  —  A Wisconsin jury says one of two teens charged in the 2014 Slenderman stabbing of a classmate was mentally ill when the attack happened. Last month, Anissa Weier, 15, had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide due to mental illness or defect in the stabbing as part of a plea agreement. A jury trial on her case, which began Monday, was set to determine whether Weier was mentally ill when she committed the crime. A total of 10 […]