Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, heavy flooding reported
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- One of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and doors, toppling cell towers and unleashing heavy flooding in an onslaught that could deepen the U.S. territory's financial crisis....
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Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- 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 cybersecurity firm warned Wednesday....
Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy
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....
Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Rescuers said Wednesday they have found a surviving child in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to save people trapped in under schools, homes and businesses toppled by a quake that killed at least 225 people....
Man charged with killing college student denies harming her
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man charged with killing a Temple University student is denying the allegation....
Pennsylvania takes credit ratings hit amid budget fight
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's credit rating took its latest hit Wednesday, another black eye in a nearly three-month budget stalemate that has pitted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate against the Republican-controlled House of Representatives....
Lawyers: Trial into police shooting one of 'perspective'
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The trial of a white Pittsburgh police officer accused of violating the civil rights of a black man who was left paralyzed after being shot as he sped away from a traffic stop is one of perspective, attorneys for both sides told a federal jury in opening statements....
Sentencing set for man convicted in sex assault of 6 girls
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them, is scheduled to be sentenced in a Pennsylvania court....
Cops: Man attacks father, 83, for not having dinner ready
TAYLOR, Pa. (AP) -- A 49-year-old Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he beat his frail 83-year-old father because the older man didn't have dinner ready on time....
3 juveniles arrested after rocks thrown from overpass
HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police say three juveniles have been arrested in connection with rocks thrown from an overpass above Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania that damaged several vehicles....
Pennsylvania school reports slur on second dormitory door
WAYNE, Pa. (AP) -- A Catholic university in eastern Pennsylvania and local police say a racial slur has been found written on a second dormitory door of a black student's room....
Borough delays decision couple's pet pot-bellied pig
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania borough has delayed a decision on whether a newly married couple can keep their pet pot-bellied pig....
Psych nurse petitions for fencing on bridge used in suicides
CENTRAL CITY, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatric nurse has started an online petition asking the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to add fencing to a bridge that has been used by people who jumped to their deaths....
Police: Pennsylvania man shot another, self after argument
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man shot another during a domestic dispute, then shot himself as police arrived to investigate the first shooting....
In President Trump's debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly he threatened total destruction of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Elected on the nationalist slogan America First, Trump argued that individual nations should act in their own self-interest, yet rally together when faced with a common threat. Using bellicose language rarely heard from a U.S. president addressing the United Nations, Trump touched upon hot spots around the globe, declaring "The scourge of our planet is a group of rogue regimes."
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