Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Rescue team members Candida Lozada, left, and Stephanie Rivera, right, embrace as they wait to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

BY DANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that ...
In this July 14, 2016 file photo a loggerhead sea turtle, is released back into the gulf after being treated for pneumonia at Gulf World Marine Institute, in Inlet Beach, Fla.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says. Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe. That’s a ...
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, speaks to the media, accompanied by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington.

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the last-ditch GOP effort to ...
In this March 16, 2017 photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

BY JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made airlines’ longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America’s infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim. ...
Oklahoma City Police Capt. Bo Mathews answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

BY KEN MILLER OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department ...
This Sept. 28, 2010 file photo shows a stop sign camera at the Top Of Topanga overlook in Topanga, California. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT (AP) — Young drivers aren’t alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths. Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind ...
In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington, Feb. 6, 2017, about the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary. (Senate TV via AP)

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate headed for a vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday evening, a day after Republicans threw the chamber into turmoil by silencing Democrat Elizabeth Warren for reading aloud ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, to announced that he has invited President Donald Trump to address a Joint Session of Congress on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY ERICA WERNER PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Congressional Republicans summoned a show of unity Wednesday as they gathered for their annual policy retreat days into a rocky start for Donald Trump’s presidency. Senate and House lawmakers arrived in Philadelphia by chartered ...
Italian Police cordon off an area after a shootout between police and a man near a train station in Milan's Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood, Italy, early Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniele Bennati)

BY COLLEEN BARRY and FRANK JORDANS MILAN (AP) — A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a police shootout that killed the Tunisian fugitive wanted in ...
An Afriqiyah Airways plane from Libya stands on the tarmac at Malta's Luqa International airport, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)

BY RAMI MUSA and STEPHEN CALLEJA VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two hijackers diverted a domestic flight from Libya to the Mediterranean island of Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades. After hours of negotiations, the ...
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