• Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

  • US Caribbean communities stepping up for Irma-hit region

    NEW YORK (AP) — From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian communities around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged by the wind and waters of hurricanes Irma and Maria, including those in places in the southern United States that were hit hard themselves.

  • Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees’ violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a Buddhist mob.

  • NCAA punishes Pacific men’s basketball for violations

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The men’s basketball team at Pacific has been punished by the NCAA for academic and recruiting violations under former coach Ron Verlin.

  • School board member denies role in embezzlement case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A member of the Albuquerque Public Schools education board on Wednesday denied any role in the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a troubled charter school that she helped to establish.

  • University of New Mexico expands drug testing for athletes

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico will be expanding drug and alcohol testing for its athletes.

  • Tarps covering Confederate statues are being ripped down

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, are trying to stop people from ripping down tarps that cover statues of Confederate generals.

  • The Latest: UN head opens signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty

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  • AP Interview: Morocco to expand counterterror efforts abroad

    SALE, Morocco (AP) — A top Moroccan security official says his government is working on a new strategy to track Moroccans who become radicalized in Europe, part of beefed-up counterterrorism efforts by a country that is both a key player in the global anti-extremism struggle and a source of international jihadis.

  • Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 248

    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.