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Thousands of rescue workers plunged into the shattered shells of homes and offices. “The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people,” the president said.
The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):
U.S. stock indexes overcame an afternoon wobble to close mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would start reducing its huge bond portfolio next month and was still on track to rai
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 could pl
The panic over the quake gave way to a sense of solidarity in a city normally riven by class divides.
Iran fired back sharply at President Trump at the United Nations on Wednesday, dismissing what it called “ignorant, hateful and absurd rhetoric” and challenging his threats to tear up the 2015 nuc
After years of largely ignoring Catalan separatism, Spain’s central government moved decisively Wednesday to halt preparations for an independence referendum in its Catalonia region, where memorie
Trump faces an Oct. 15 deadline to tell Congress whether he intends to re-certify the Iran deal or get rid of it.              
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to “curtail citizens’
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Gulf Coast sheriff’s deputy who was shot with his own weapon in July has resigned. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson told local news media Wednesday tha
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Del. Bill Frick says he’s running for Montgomery County executive, not Congress. The Democrat announced his plans Wednesday. He had been exploring a run for Maryland’
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former employee at the Idaho State Controller’s Office says she was sexually and racially harassed by a supervisor and that State Controller Brandon Woolf allowed the hara
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they have arrested a Brimhall man on two outstanding warrants out of McKinley County. They say 29-year-old Gilbert John is being held on one warrant fo
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials have detected another case of a viral disease that has caused periodic die-offs of Michigan deer. The state Department of Natural Resources says a deer in Genesee Coun
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A jury has found a Dallas-area man guilty in the death of his girlfriend, who he testified died after striking her head while they had sex in the shower. A Collin County jury f
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is talking about her experience with postpartum depression in a new interview. The senior White House adviser made the comment in an interview with “The Dr. Oz
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fire official says humans caused two wildfires in the Reno area in recent days, including one that burned two construction trailers and briefly threatened as many as 100 homes. Tr
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a 22-year-old man has been charged with killing a kitten with a TV remote and shooting another with a BB gun. West Hartford police say officers r
A San Diego children's hospital unveils remote-controlled luxury mini cars that allow its young patients to "drive" themselves to the operating room.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, which last month decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million over human rights concerns, will consider resuming some suspende
German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopted a mantra when citizens questioned her decision to open the country to refugees fleeing wars: We’ll manage.
U.S. 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
(Reuters) - The Trump administration's effort to combat violence and poverty in Central America will not mean greater militarization in Honduras, the country's president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, said
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A majority of the judges on Brazil's Supreme Court voted on Wednesday to send new graft charges against President Michel Temer to the lower house of Congress, which must authorize
Abbas at UN calls for end to 'apartheid' for Palestinians Video provided by AFP              
“We are not preaching moderation,” Rouhani told U.N. delegates. “We are practicing it.”              
USA TODAY network will provide live coverage of this event              
The number of Japanese companies with operations in Bangladesh has more than tripled since 2008
The Fed left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but signalled it still expects one more increase by the end of the year
The Fed will start to reduce its $4.2trn balance sheet in October.
Mariano Rajoy appeals to Catalan separatists in a televised speech after a day of unrest in Barcelona.
WILMINGTON, Vt. - A Vermont man is trying to turn his property into a wildlife refuge for bears. The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/2xibO7e ) Jim Burke met with the Wilmington Developmen
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 on Wednesday.
Boris Johnson has warned the situation in North Korea is "very, very serious" after referring to Donald Trump's mockery of "Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un.
More than 40 countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world's nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Washington University in St. Louis is suspended while police investigate an alleged hazing. Rob Wild, dean of students, says several people reported
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child. Pedro Quezada was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfa
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn’s stint as national security adviser and abou
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Police at a New Jersey university are looking to identify three people suspected of posting white supremacist flyers on campus. The flyers were placed around Stockton University
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A Prescott cemetery official says a plaque at the gravesite of gunfighter John Henry “Doc” Holliday’s girlfriend has been stolen. Arizona Pioneers’ Home
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane center: Maria weakens to a Category 2 storm, could regain major hurricane status by Thursday.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Workers are trying to get two locomotives and four rail cars back on track after a derailment in south-central North Dakota. A spokeswoman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Alabama next month to campaign for Democrat Doug Jones in the race for U.S. Senate. The Jones campaign announced Wednesday that Bi
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island transportation officials say new construction accountability signs will not include Gov. Gina Raimondo’s name. The change comes after Portsmouth resident John
In this occasional series, we take a look at what is at stake in the upcoming German election.
Officials estimated that 70 to 80 percent of the nation’s structures were damaged after Maria struck as a Category 5 storm before moving on to hit St. Croix and Puerto Rico.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has strongly backed the 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement, calling on all parties to remain fully committed to the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school
Donald Trump has said he expects the US to do "a lot of trading with the UK", as he met Prime Minister Theresa May in New York.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political worries have helped pump fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul, including the party’s increasingly impatient conserv
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s governor has overturned a parole board’s recommendation to release a man convicted of masterminding a 1984 armed robbery that resulted in the death of a Lo
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visitors to Los Angeles’ Getty Museum have an opportunity this fall to see a brilliant pen-and-ink drawing by Michelangelo that has been out of public view for centuries. 
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating three leading black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a whit
BALTIMORE (AP) — Over the past three years, two counties in Maryland have imposed bans on polystyrene foam products in their restaurants and schools. Now it’s Baltimore City’s turn to aga
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates voted Wednesday to reduce the state’s revenue projections for fiscal year 2018 by $53 million — a 0.3 percent decrease from p
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a dozen people in West Virginia of bartering stolen guns for drugs and 17 others with distributing methamphetamines over the past two years.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 40 countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement no
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like “Jew-haters” as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out. The company is also
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would let Kentucky’s governor appoint the state’s appellate judges. State Rep. Jason Nemes pre-filed the legislation Wedn
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