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Hurricane Maria takes aim at Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands as Category 5 storm strengthens 
Hurricane Maria is taking aim at Puerto Rico as the Category 5 storm barreled toward the U.S. territory Tuesday night with disastrous winds and "life-threatening" flooding, according to forecasters. Maria, a "potentially catastrophic" storm, has top ...

Fact check: Trump makes misleading boasts on economy and foreign issues in U.N. speech 
In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump reprised misleading talking points on everything from job growth to defense spending. We’ve written about variations of some of these claims numerous times, but since these comments were ...

Bodies pulled from school as Mexico earthquake death toll keeps mounting 
MEXICO CITY -- A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 226 people. One report put the number as high as 248. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue ...

Police vehicle set on fire, 3 arrested at Georgia Tech during 'violent protests' 
Three people were arrested and students were ordered to shelter in place at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Monday as violent protests erupted in response to the police shooting death of a student who allegedly had a knife, the university.

Latest GOP Effort To Replace Obamacare Could End Health Care For Millions 
It wasn't that long ago that the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died once and for all in the Senate. The bill, introduced Sept. 13 by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., with little hope of going anywhere, has ...

Ex-Chicago cop arrested on drug charges after 15 years on the run 
Eddie Hicks, 68, was charged in 2001 with leading a group of corrupt officers who used fake search warrants to rob drug dealers. Authorities said his crew would keep the illicit money for themselves and then sell the drugs, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Oil Advances on Signs U.S. Stockpile Gains Eased After Harvey 
Oil rose on signs the pace of U.S. stockpile gains is slowing as refiners resume operations after Hurricane Harvey, boosting crude demand. Futures climbed as much as 0.8 percent in New York after declining 0.9 percent Tuesday. Inventories expanded by 1.44 ...

Flights, Trains in Turmoil as Rains Hit India's Finance Hub 
Many flights were canceled and trains were running late in Mumbai, India’s financial hub, on Wednesday, as rains disrupted normal life for the second time in less than a month, highlighting infrastructure challenges in India’s mega-cities. Heavy rains ...

Powerful Earthquake Kills More Than 130 In Central Mexico 
MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - At least 138 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched rubble frantically for survivors. Thousands ...

Struggling After Irma, Islanders Lament ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Hurricane Maria 
Having already weathered a devastating hurricane season, Caribbean residents feared a new round of destruction from Category 5 Hurricane Maria as it barreled towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Tuesday. "We already had years ahead of us to recover ...

Democratic Governor Hires Health Care Industry Lobbyist To Push Obamacare Fixes In Congress 
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who is leading the push for an insurer-friendly alternative to Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal, has hired a Washington lobbying firm that represents insurers and other health care industry companies ...

GOP odds rise on ObamaCare repeal 
The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are going all-in on a last-ditch effort to replace ObamaCare. Earlier this month, the GOP effort was all but dead as Republican leaders pivoted to tax reform. But the health-care legislation has ...

Woman thwarts attempted mugging by 'faking a medical problem': Police 
A California woman responded to an attempted mugging on a train by "faking a medical problem to attract attention from her fellow riders," according to the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department. Julie Dragland told local ABC News affiliate KGO-TV of the ...

Fallen soldier's arrival home brings plane's passengers to tears 
The emotional sight of a fallen soldier being returned to her family brought almost an entire plane of people to tears. The moment was captured by one of the passengers on Sept. 13 and posted on Facebook the following day. When a Delta flight landed at ...

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