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Battle against IS in Raqqa is in 'final stages,' force says

AP World News - 1 hour 45 sec ago
BEIRUT (AP) — The battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto Syria capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages," the Syrian Democratic Forces said Wednesday, almost four months after the U.S.-backed force launched an assault on the self-proclaimed capital of the militant group. 2017-09-20T10:39:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:39:04-04:00
Categories: World News

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

AP World News - 1 hour 45 sec ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers found a surviving child on Wednesday in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to try to save people trapped in debris under schools, homes and businesses toppled by the quake that killed at least 225 people. 2017-09-20T10:11:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:11:57-04:00
Categories: World News

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

AP World News - 1 hour 45 sec ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. 2017-09-20T10:38:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:38:09-04:00
Categories: World News

Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

AP US News - 1 hour 45 sec ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation's boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. 2017-09-20T10:49:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:49:19-04:00
Categories: National News

Maria knocks out power, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

AP US News - 1 hour 45 sec ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. 2017-09-20T10:25:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:25:25-04:00
Categories: National News

Man's path from Eagle Scout to alleged killer baffles family

AP US News - 1 hour 45 sec ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An Eagle Scout at age 18, Kenneth Gleason graduated with honors from one of Baton Rouge's most elite high schools and enrolled at Louisiana State University. 2017-09-20T10:41:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:41:58-04:00
Categories: National News

Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico, causes wide destruction

Reuters World News - 1 hour 6 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, causing major flooding, damaging homes and knocking out power to the whole island after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.
Categories: World News

California sues Trump administration over border wall

Reuters US News - 1 hour 12 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president's key campaign promises.
Categories: National News

U.S. Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

Reuters US News - 1 hour 18 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.
Categories: National News

Vote plus marathon spells super-busy Sunday for Berlin police

Reuters World News - 1 hour 22 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 1,500 police will be on duty in Berlin on Sunday, when Germany's capital faces the logistical challenge of organising an election expected to draw a large turnout - while ensuring its annual marathon also runs smoothly.
Categories: World News

Rescuers get closer to trapped girl as Mexico quake toll passes 220

Reuters World News - 1 hour 26 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 224 people.
Categories: World News

Iran says it will not be the first to violate nuclear deal

Reuters World News - 1 hour 39 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.
Categories: World News

Afghan president says Trump war plan has better chance than Obama's

Reuters World News - 1 hour 40 min ago
(Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to win the war in Afghanistan will work where his predecessor's failed because the Afghan army is stronger and Trump wants a regional approach and a harder line with Pakistan.
Categories: World News

Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

AP US News - 2 hours 46 sec ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, unleashed heavy flooding and brought down cell towers and power lines Wednesday in an onslaught that could deepen the island's financial crisis. 2017-09-20T09:15:00-04:00 2017-09-20T13:15:51-04:00
Categories: National News

The Latest: Aunt baffled by nephew's arrest in 2 killings

AP US News - 2 hours 46 sec ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local): 2017-09-20T07:59:00-04:00 2017-09-20T11:59:04-04:00
Categories: National News

Shooting reported at Mattoon High School

WAND News - 2 hours 5 min ago
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Emergency responders are on scene of a shooting at Mattoon High School on Wednesday. 
Categories: Local News

Abbas: U.N. must try to end Israeli occupation 'within set timeframe'

Reuters World News - 2 hours 6 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations on Wednesday to pursue efforts to "bring an end to Israeli occupation of the state of Palestine within a set timeframe."
Categories: World News

Boston beheading plotter cited 2013 bombing: prosecutor

Reuters US News - 2 hours 27 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State told someone online that he wanted to cause more harm than the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Categories: National News

Trump urges 'strong and swift' U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis

Reuters World News - 2 hours 32 min ago
UNITED NATIONS/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is urging the U.N. Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, calling the violence there a threat to the region and beyond.
Categories: World News

S&P downgrades Pennsylvania credit to A-plus, cites budget problems

Reuters US News - 2 hours 39 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings downgraded Pennsylvania's general obligation debt one notch to A-plus on Wednesday as state officials struggle to close a $2.3 billion budget gap, the credit rating agency said.
Categories: National News

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