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Mexico searches for earthquake survivors against increasing odds
18 minutes ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against long odds into the dawn on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and untold other survivors who may be trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Republicans see political necessity in health care effort
by By ALAN FRAM
33 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity....
[From AP Top News at 4:10 a.m. EDT]
A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria
by By DANICA COTO
51 minutes ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday....
[From AP Top News at 4:10 a.m. EDT]
NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'
by By HYUNG-JIN KIM
59 minutes ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country....
[From AP Top News at 4:10 a.m. EDT]
U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal
1 hour ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision
by By MATTHEW LEE
1 hour ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Trump has not informed him or others in the administration about his decision....
[From AP Top News at 4:10 a.m. EDT]
Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel division
1 hour ago
TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones - its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico
1 hour ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die
by By ESTHER HTUSAN and JULHAS ALAM
1 hour ago
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a Buddhist mob....
[From AP Top News at 4:10 a.m. EDT]
THE NEXT ONE? 13-year-old hoops phenom invites AP on journey
by By LARRY LAGE
2 hours ago
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Emoni Bates walks out a front door of Clague Middle School with just inches to spare....
[From AP Top News at 4:10 a.m. EDT]
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