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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that knocked out power for the whole island and paralyzed the U.S. territory with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out Thursday. The...
In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, photo members of "Siervas," a Peruvian-based rock 'n' roll band comprised entirely of Catholic nuns, rehearse a day ahead of their performance at the Christ Cathedral campus in Garden Grove, Calif. Their songs of love and faith have earned over a million YouTube views, led to the release of two CDs and now they are waiting to see if they are among the honorees when Latin Grammy nominations are announced today, Wednesday, Sept. 20. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a rock 'n' roll beat. Known as "Siervas," the band was born in a Peruvian convent three years ago and now...
A man is rescued from a collapsed building in Mexico City after an earthquake in Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The 7.1 earthquake stunned Mexico, killing more than 100 people. (AP Photo/Pablo Ramos)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Adding...
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2017. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 20, 1967, the Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was christened by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in Clydebank, Scotland. On this date: In 1519, Portuguese...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That’s far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago. The National Snow and Ice Data Center said Tuesday that on Sept. 13 sea ice in Arctic shrank to...
NEW YORK (AP) — In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. The toy chain, hobbled by $5 billion in debt and more intense...
BOSTON (AP) — An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man’s actions demonstrated a “shocking disregard” for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Tuesday that field sobriety tests typically used in drunken-driving cases cannot be treated as conclusive evidence that a motorist was operating under the influence of marijuana. The Supreme Judicial Court said it was reasonable for police...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts have dismissed a disorderly conduct charge against a Kennedy family member who was arrested last month after complaints about a loud party. Matthew “Max” Kennedy appeared in Barnstable District Court on Tuesday. He was found responsible for a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest...

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