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UN votes to help Iraq with IS

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. investigators can help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State extremists, the Security Council decided today. The council unanimously passed a resolution that asks the U.N. to establish an investigative team to help Iraq ...

Another week, another hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island today, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to ...

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THIS SATELLITE IMAGE provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Maria as it nears Dominica. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday evening that Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter planes found Maria had strengthened into a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds.

Hurricane Maria bears down on Puerto Rico

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister’s residence and causing what he called “mind-boggling” devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. The storm ...

At UN, Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if the nation's "Rocket man" leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout ...

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Assilia Joseph, right, and her son Wisner Jean Baptiste, carry their belongings they salvaged from their flooded home after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Fort-Liberte, Haiti, Friday. Irma rolled past the Dominican Republic and Haiti and battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday with waves as high as 20 feet.

Irma’s victims in the Caribbean brace for another hurricane

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — Thousands of Irma victims across the Caribbean fought desperately to find shelter or escape their storm-blasted islands altogether Friday as another hurricane following close behind threatened to add to their misery. With Irma and its 155 mph winds taking aim at ...

Pope embraces Colombian victims, ex-fighters in peace bid

VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis brought together thousands of victims of Colombia’s half-century-long conflict with their former victimizers, presiding over a prayer for reconciliation Friday in hopes of solidifying the country’s peace process and healing still-fresh ...

Irma takes aim at Cuba, Florida

CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) — Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts and Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water after Hurricane Irma left at least 16 people dead and thousands homeless on a devastated string of Caribbean islands and spun toward Florida for what could be a ...

Residents Friday drive by a collapsed building felled by a massive earthquake in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico. One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 32 people, toppling houses, government offices and businesses. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz)

Mexico hit by massive quake, at least 58 killed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country's southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least 58 people were reported dead. The quake that hit ...

UN: 270,000 fleeing Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The U.N. said today that an “alarming number” of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the last two weeks. The new figure confirmed by U.N. Refugee Agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan is much higher than the ...

Trump Jr. denies Russian collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s eldest son cast his meeting with a Russian lawyer last year as simply an opportunity to learn about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qualifications,” insisting to Senate investigators behind closed doors that he did not collude with ...

Hurricane looks headed toward Florida

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fearsome Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. The most ...

RESIDENTS PURCHASE WATER Tuesday at BJ Wholesale in Miami in preparation for Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm. (Roberto Koltun/Miami Herald via AP)

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South ...

Trump consults with UK, Australia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with the leaders of Britain and Australia about North Korea’s latest nuclear test. The White House Wednesday released details of calls Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. To ...

THIS SATELLITE IMAGE provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Irma nearing the eastern Caribbean. (NOAA via AP)

Irma strengthens to a Category 5 storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Irma strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm today as it roared toward the northeast Caribbean on a path that could take it to the United States. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma had sustained winds of 175mph and was centered about ...

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, regarding the escalating crisis in North Korea's nuclear threats. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mattis: NKorea threat could draw ‘massive military response’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea's claimed test of a hydrogen bomb with a blunt threat, saying the U.S. will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response — a response both effective and overwhelming." Earlier, President ...

Myanmar urged to avoid reprisals after attacks kill 89

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An attack by ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar left 12 security personnel and 77 Rohingya Muslims dead in a dramatic escalation of communal violence that has plagued the region, as the United States urged authorities to avoid a response that would inflame the ...

Spain’s PM waves off post-attack criticisms

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister on Friday dismissed criticism about the lack of coordination between Spanish national authorities and those in the widely self-governed Catalonia region during the attacks by an Islamic extremist cell that killed 15 people last week. The probe into the ...

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OFFICERS STAND BEHIND a cordoned-off area in Rotterdam in the Netherlands after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night due to a threat, the city's mayor said. Police detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates carrying a number of gas tanks inside.

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a 22-year-old man early today and said he was suspected of preparing a “terrorist attack” on a concert by an American rock band. The arrest in Brabant province, south of Rotterdam, ...

Navy dismisses fleet commander after collisions

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific. A two-sentence statement said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm. ...

Yemen officials: Saudi-led forces launch airstrikes

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition carried out several airstrikes in Yemen early today, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of people, Yemeni officials and witnesses said. There were conflicting reports on the victims, with doctors saying they were farmers ...