• 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.

  • Vulnerable NJ Republican navigates messy Trump era politics

    WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — This is not President Donald Trump’s dinner party.

  • Iraq’s Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest

    KALAK, Iraq (AP) — “For the sake of the sacrifices and blood of the martyrs, let’s all say yes for Kurdistan independence,” reads a large billboard in the center of Kalak, a small town in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region. “Independence is not given, it’s taken!” reads another banner hanging below a cluster of red, green, yellow and white Kurdish flags.

  • Council member gives opponent ABC (already been chewed) gum

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis City Council member has given one of her opponents something to chew over — a piece of chewed gum.

  • Earthquake-hit Mexico City plans archery world championships

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of archery says Mexico City is still preparing to host the world championships next month despite extensive earthquake damage.

  • New potential burden for Houston homeowners: higher taxes

    HOUSTON (AP) — Many Houston residents affected by Hurricane Harvey could now be asked to shoulder an added financial burden: higher taxes on the same homes they are struggling to rebuild.

  • Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico’s quake rescue efforts

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

  • AP Analysis: 7 Albuquerque officers earned $124K or more

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seven Albuquerque beat police officers were among the city’s top 25 salary earners last year and made more than the mayor thanks to overtime, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of the city of Albuquerque’s top earners.

  • Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map.

  • Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

    ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.