September 20th, 2017

World News

Magnitude of Irma drives massive evacuation from Florida

By Curt Anderson And Claire Galofaro, The Associated Press on September 9th, 2017

MIAMI – Hurricane Irma’s relentless advance on Florida narrowed the window for residents to get to safety, with the latest forecasts shifting landfall southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area. The enormous storm regained Category 5 status late Friday as winds hit 160 mph (260 kph). Forecasters expect the storm to be near the ... Read More »

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The Latest: Pemex: Fuel supplies stable despite quake, storm

By The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – The Latest on the Mexico earthquake (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Mexico’s state oil company is reassuring the country that fuel supplies will not be interrupted despite a magnitude-8.1 earthquake that killed at least 61 people and a hurricane that’s slamming the oil-rich Gulf coast. Petroleos Mexicanos says supply is “guaranteed.” Pemex ... Read More »

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Death toll 61 in Mexico quake as hurricane hits Gulf coast

By Mark Stevenson, The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – 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 61 people were reported dead. The quake that hit minutes before midnight Thursday was strong enough ... Read More »

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The Latest: Cat 1 Hurricane Katia making landfall in Mexico

By The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – The Latest on the Mexico earthquake (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Katia is making landfall on Mexico’s Gulf coast as a Category 1 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Katia’s maximum sustained winds have dropped to 75 mph (120 kph) as it hits land north of Tecolutla, in ... Read More »

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Death toll rises to 61 in powerful Mexico earthquake

By Mark Stevenson, The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – 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 61 people were reported dead. The quake that hit minutes before midnight Thursday was strong enough ... Read More »

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The Latest: Mexican president says quake death toll at 61

By The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – The Latest on the Mexico earthquake (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Mexico’s president says the death toll in the powerful earthquake that struck off the country’s southern coast has risen to 61. Enrique Pena Nieto says the toll includes 45 in Oaxaca state, 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco. The Oaxacan ... Read More »

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Obama surprises students with visit to DC school

By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama shocked students at a Washington school Friday by popping in to give them encouragement at the beginning of the new year. “I do believe that most of the problems we have are going to be solved by you,” Obama told a group of students from McKinley Technology High School, ... Read More »

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Alums invited to stay at Penn State frat where pledge died

By Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

Alumni of a now-banned Penn State fraternity where a pledge was fatally injured after an alcohol-related hazing ritual have notified members that the house is available for them to stay at during home football game weekends. An email sent this week to dozens of alumni of Beta Theta Pi, and obtained by The Associated Press, ... Read More »

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US steps up Qatar crisis diplomacy, lauds Kuwait’s mediation

By Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday ramped up diplomatic efforts to help resolve Qatar’s crisis with its Arab neighbours, which risks implications for America’s military presence in the Middle East and the fight against the Islamic State group. The U.S. is also concerned that the spat among Arab governments could hamper a shared interest ... Read More »

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‘Water is rushing in’: Discovery of body ends Harvey mystery

By Jamie Stengle, The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

With Harvey’s floodwaters rapidly flowing into the Houston hotel where she worked, Jill Renick reportedly made a frantic cellphone call to a fellow employee: “I’m in an elevator. The water is rushing in. Please help me!” Those words were among the few clues Renick’s family and friends had to go on for a week and ... Read More »

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US monuments to Spanish conquest facing mounting criticism

By Morgan Lee And Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press on September 8th, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. – Public statues and tributes to early Spanish conquerors are facing mounting criticism tied to the brutal treatment of American Indians centuries ago by Spanish soldiers and missionaries, with activists drawing ethical parallels to the national controversy over Confederate monuments. From California to Florida, historical markers and common-place names trace the path ... Read More »

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