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7.1 magnitude quake kills 104 as buildings crumble in Mexico

7.1 magnitude quake kills 104 as buildings crumble in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.
Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica — Dominica's leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island and caused "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the country lost all communications on Tuesday an
White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated.
In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation's nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N.
Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

NEW YORK — Former pro tennis star James Blake testified on Tuesday that a plainclothes police officer wearing a T-shirt and jeans didn't identify himself before throwing him to the ground and handcuffing him in a mistaken arrest in 2015 outside a Man
Global differences abound as leaders address UN

Global differences abound as leaders address UN

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St. Louis faith leaders urge peace, justice amid turmoil

St. Louis faith leaders urge peace, justice amid turmoil

ST. LOUIS — Leaders of several faiths on Tuesday called for peace and justice amid the turmoil that followed the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the 2011 death of a black man.

Tucson's giant cactus gift rejected by Amazon in bid for HQ

TUCSON, Ariz. — Amazon has rejected the 21-foot (6.4-meter) Saguaro cactus that southern Arizona economic leaders planned to send as a gift to CEO Jeff Bezos, in a bid to attract the company's second headquarters.
Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's lawyer will return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after the Senate intelligence committee abruptly cancelled a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning.
One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

WASHINGTON — Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare.