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A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump vows more sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear buildup

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aiming to tighten an economic noose around North Korea, days after he threatened to “totally destroy” the country if forced to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save ‘Dreamers now’

WASHINGTON – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but said their call for a comprehensive...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Fed says it will start modest reduction of its bond holdings

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy. The move reflects a strengthened...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger

COLORADO SPRINGS – Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood. Cathy Budde says she was first alerted to the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Grand Junction woman wins $133.2 million from Powerball

GRAND JUNCTION – Grand Junction area resident Judy Finchum says she has played the same five numbers in the Powerball every week, without fail, for the past 30 years. On Sunday, her persistence won...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 20 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

MEXICO CITY – The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 20 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea, a...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Winners and losers in GOP’s last-ditch health overhaul

WASHINGTON – 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...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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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...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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St. Louis faith leaders leading service in midst of unrest

ST. LOUIS – Faith leaders in St. Louis are reaching out to try to help the area heal in the midst of racial unrest that has surfaced for the second time in three years after fatal police shootings....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World