The earthquake struck on the anniversary of the 1985 quake that did major damage to Mexico's capital.
Parents and bystanders were desperately trying to rescue staff and students trapped in a collapsed school.
The men, ages 25, 30 and 48, were detained in Wales, bringing to five the number of people in custody in connection with the bombing last week on the London Tube.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is o
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio donated USD 20 million in grants through his environmental foundation, NOVA informs. The Oscar winner, who founded his organization in 1998, said the amount would be distribute
PM Theresa May announces UK will 'stop all defense engagement and training of Burmese military'
Iran's Customs Administration said Sept. 20 that it had revealed and neutralized another human trafficking attempt at its Bazargan checkpoint on the border with Turkey.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a man during a robbery marks Alabama’s largest city’s 73rd homicide so far this year. AL.com reports Birmingham police on Tuesday identifie
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced plans for an annual “Nebraska Steak Fry” that will debut with four fellow Republican governors. The governor’s re-election ca
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston church where nine people were shot and killed more than two years ago is undergoing big changes as work begins to repair termite damage. The Post and Courier
The powerful Category 4 storm made landfall early Wednesday.
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two lanes are blocked on the New Jersey Turnpike after two tractor trailers caught fire. NJ101.5 FM reports (http://bit.ly/2fi47cv ) that the lanes are clo
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized 80 percent
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a woman shot a state trooper in the arm after a high-speed car chase. Virginia State Police said in a statement Wednesday that the trooper is recovering
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Quad City International Airport is receiving nearly $3.3 million in federal funds to replace lighting on a runway and plan for future needs at the western Illinois airport. U.S.
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico.
A delegation of the Political and Security Committee of the European Union will visit Baku on Oct. 3.
MADRID (AP) — Catalan leader accuses Spain of “totalitarian attitude,” ”unlawful” arrest of officials; says vote will go ahead.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus’ city health agency is investigating two cases of Legionnaire’s disease with ties to Ohio State University. The Dispatch reports one of the cases involves
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa hospital has announced layoffs and staff hour reductions that will affect 65 employees. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Mercy Iowa City will also eli
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of shooting a friend that he had invited over for dinner has been arrested. News outlets report 59-year-old Darioush Haghighi was arrested Sunday and
NEWCOMB, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old New Jersey man whose body was found in a remote area of the Adirondack Mountains had died from pneumonia after spending days in wet, cold conditio
Aerial view of the earthquake damage in Mexico City Video provided by AFP
The 25-year-old man was detained in Wales late Tuesday under the Terrorism Act
The US-backed coalition liberated more than 90 percent of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was under the control of the Islamic State, the agencies said. "After stronger attacks, the US-led coalition r
The men, ages 48 and 30, were detained in Wales, bringing to five the number of people in custody in connection with the bombing last week on the London Tube.
FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Police have obtained a capital murder warrant against the suspect in a weekend fatal shooting that appeared to be an act of road rage. AL.com reports 31-year-old Jermaine Cur
Former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says greed, the manipulation of party lists and factionalism within the ANC are some of the causes of political violence
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man is free after spending 13 years in prison for a murder that prosecutors now say he didn’t commit. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that 33-year-old Lamar Jo
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — County officials have approved emergency repairs to an aging Iowa courthouse with several deteriorating columns. The Sioux City Journal reports that the Woodbury County Boar
NEWPORT, Wales (Reuters) - British police arrested three men in south Wales over last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, meaning five people are now being questioned by detectives
Sweet melodies, bands and all things musical
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who warned that he may do something to “make the news” has been sentenced to prison for threatening the human resources director at his former c
Credit reporting firm reveals more on scope of attack as Massachusetts becomes first state to file lawsuit
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi license plates featuring BB King’s legendary guitar “Lucille” will be staying in place because the state legislature didn’t allocate funds
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Trump administration would honor an Obama-era deal to resettle the detainees in the United States.
As he meets President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, President Moon Jae-in appears isolated in opposing military options against North Korea.
Belgium and Sudan have entered into an agreement on the return of Sudanese who have illegally entered Belgian land, local media reported. The deal suffers from the strong criticism of the opposition S
The already invasive species could be about to colonise whole new river systems.
The global economy is set for growth this year of 3.5 percent before reaching 3.7 percent next year
The breakthrough has been compared to storing lightning inside thunder.
Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region’s preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is
Mexico's federal Education Department reported late Tuesday night that 25 bodies had been recovered from the wreckage of a school that collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake. Most of the dead
Iraq and the United States oppose the vote for independence, as does Turkey and Iran.
Former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu gave a detailed educational background at the Moerane Commission of Inquiry.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local
For weeks, angry parents have been blockading the gates to prevent the newly appointed principal, Sharon Ndlovu, from assuming duties at Assegai Primary School
Ona Dubula, the boy shot in the mouth by allegedly police during a protest in Hout Bay, has returned home to Imizamo Yethu with his mother, Pinkie.
GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, British health officials have said.
PARIS (AP) — France’s Socialists — who are reeling from this year’s damaging electoral defeat — are so broke they are putting their famed Paris headquarters up for sale. The opulent
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged with robbery, saying she stole pizza from a man in Atlantic City. Atlantic City police say they responded to a
DHAKA (Reuters) - A fire in a textile factory in Bangladesh killed six workers on Wednesday before it was extinguished, police said, renewing fears about safety in the multi-billion dollar industry.
Two occupants of a sedan were killed when a truck overturned and its container landed on the passenger vehicle, crushing it.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave. The Isla
Apps such as WhatsApp and Skype had been blocked for failing to comply with "regulations".
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The trial of a Georgia man facing the death penalty in the 2014 slayings of his girlfriend and infant son could be set for January 2018. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports th
PARIS (Reuters) - Four months after a resounding electoral defeat, France's far-right National Front party is on the brink of a split, with simmering differences between leader Marine Le Pen and her c
Two more men have been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, taking the total to five, Scotland Yard said.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi attorney accused of smuggling contraband into a jail has been arrested. News outlets report Jeffrey Waldo was arrested Tuesday and charged with introducing contra
Kim Kardashian West has been added to next month's Chicago Ideas Week lineup, organizers announced Wednesday. The reality-star-turned-entrepreneur is scheduled to chat with Washington Post fashion cri
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's putative new foreign minister called on Wednesday for a fresh start to tortuous talks on cementing ties with the European Union, the neutral country's most important t
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia, the only major power that has not called on Iraq's Kurds to cancel a referendum on independence next week, has swiftly become the top funder of Kurdish oil and gas deals, wi
BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus (Reuters) - Belarus said on Wednesday the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holdin
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man shot another during a domestic dispute, then shot himself as police arrived to investigate the first shooting. Swatara Township police identifie
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle with his toddler son inside. Police say 21-year-old Gamalier Estrada III, of New Haven, also dro
A pair of artworks - both conceived before Trump's DACA decision - take on new significance after the president's decision.
To the editor: I found Linda Deutsch’s opinion regarding the proposed release of convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten both naive and offensive. (“Release Leslie Van Houten. If she hadn't been
A deadly earthquake in Central Mexico on Tuesday toppled buildings and sent authorities and volunteers scrambling to find survivors in Mexico City and beyond. Here are the stories you shouldn’t
For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its env
If the goal is to stop illegal immigration, I’ve got some advice for President Trump from here in California, which used to be part of Mexico and now has turned itself into a kind of sanctuary s
New York real estate scion Robert Durst could learn as soon as Wednesday when a Los Angeles judge will hold a hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence for him to face trial for murder. D
Many politicians and activists push simplistic solutions when it comes to California’s housing woes. Some promote subsidies; others density. Some sell infill as the solution; others blame everyt
To the editor: We are a nation of laws. Our laws both protect and sustain us as a society. Our laws are both major and minor, but the rule of law is what governs our way of life and safeguards our
To the editor: At last, a voice of levity from UC Berkeley’s Chancellor, Carol T. Christ. (“UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ: ‘Free speech has itself become controversial,’” Sept.