• In this Sunday, July 12, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis waves goodbye before boarding a plane in Asuncion, Paraguay that will take him back to Rome, after a week long tour in South America. When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac Sept. 22, 2015 at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country - ever in his life. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo)

    Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won’t just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country — ever in his life.

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  • Residents work to salvage personal items from the site of a mudslide in rain-soaked Montrouis, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Erika dissipated early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. In Haiti, one person died in the mudslide just north of Port-au-Prince. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Tropical storm weakens, but leaves 20 dead in Caribbean

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.