• In parched North Dakota, cloud-seeding irks some farmers

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — In the parched northern Plains, where the worst drought in decades has withered crops and forced some ranchers to begin selling off their herds, a cloud-seeding program aimed at making it rain would seem a strange target for farmer anger.

  • The Latest: Maria weakens slightly on northward path

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria and its devastation of Puerto Rico (all times local):

    Updated: 1:59 pm

  • Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

    GUAJATACA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Large amounts of federal aid have begun moving into Puerto Rico, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.

  • Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

    SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh’s southern tip. Across a sliver of the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar.

  • Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that victory against terrorists in his war-ravaged nation “is now within reach” while North Korea’s foreign minister said U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult to his country makes an attack against the U.S. mainland inevitable.

  • Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City district

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the stylish Condesa neighborhood, young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

  • The Latest: New 6.1 quake centered in southern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local):

  • Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on

    NEW YORK (AP) — The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year’s storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for a similar fight, lawyers involved in Sandy insurance battles say.

  • Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City district

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes this month that together have killed nearly 400 people.

  • Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott.