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7.1 magnitude quake kills 120 as buildings crumble in Mexico

Mexico Earthquake

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing at least 120 people as buildings...

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7.1 magnitude quake kills 139 as buildings crumble in Mexico

CORRECTION Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were...


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The Latest: Mexico declares a state of disaster in capital

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Mexico’s federal government has declared a state of disaster in Mexico City, freeing up emergency funds following a major earthquake that killed at least 139 people, including 36 in the capital....


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Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th HR of season

TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon hit Major League Baseball’s record 5,694th home run of 2017 on Tuesday night, breaking a season record set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. Gordon’s home run off Toronto’s Ryan Tepera, which cut the Royals’ deficit to 5-2, was his eighth this...


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

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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. that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of...


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Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a...


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Trump makes de?ant UN debut

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his “America first” foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary. The president, speaking at the United...


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7.1 magnitude quake kills 120 as buildings crumble in Mexico

Mexico Earthquake

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing at least 120 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust.


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Puerto Rico braces for a potential direct hit from Hurricane Maria

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SAN JUAN - Residents of Puerto Rico were bracing for a possible direct hit from Hurricane Maria early Wednesday morning, the latest powerful storm to barrel across the Atlantic Ocean while menacing the islands of the Caribbean and threatening the United States. Gas...


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Scores dead after powerful quake jolts Mexico

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and killing dozens of people on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City. Coming less than two weeks after a deadly temblor off the country’s Pacific...


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Thousands of Haitians find 'Mexican dream' near US border

Haitians The Mexican Dream

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They’re never late, always hustle and come in on days off to...


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