• Jury acquits New Mexico man of second-degree murder charge

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a New Mexico man of a second-degree murder charge in the death of a woman who was struck by a car in January 2016.

  • UN, US failed to prevent ‘ethnic cleansing’ in South Sudan

    YEI, South Sudan (AP) — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help.

  • Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian nation.

  • Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm

    HATILLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren’t in class. They’ve been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded their home and destroyed their belongings, trying to pass the time while their family waits for help to replace the apartment it lost in the storm.

  • Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions.

  • NCAA to allow UConn and Providence to play for charity

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and Providence will play an exhibition game next week to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

  • Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters

    MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Gunfire rang out sporadically and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought Tuesday to regain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants, with President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the southern city liberated from “terrorist influence.”

  • Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of Minnesota’s large Somali community said Monday they are heartbroken and grieving but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people.

  • New Jersey man convicted in New York bombing that injured 30

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man was convicted Monday of planting two pressure-cooker bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people with a rain of shrapnel when it detonated in a bustling neighborhood on a weekend night last summer.

  • The Latest: Number of fire evacuees drops by more than half

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):