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September 20, 2017 5:29 AM Strong quake near Mexico City kills almost 150, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 149. The magnitude 7.1 quake toppled dozens of buildings, broke gas mains and sparked fires less than two weeks after 4

September 20, 2017 12:47 AM Mexico City Earthquake Leaves 149 Dead, Scramble on For Survivors

Mexico City: When the earthquake hit, it sent panicked Mexicans running into the street but many weren't so lucky. The dust settled minutes later to reveal a landscape of flattened buildings and rubble in the heart of Mexico City. "Awful. I think it was one of the strongest we've felt. I don't know what magnitude, but it was awful," said Pedro Cruz Martinez 2

September 20, 2017 12:47 AM Earth quake near Mexico City kills at least 149

At least 149 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers scoured frantically under the rubble of ruins for survivors. Thousands ran into the streets in panic, and millions lost electricity when the quake struck around lunchtime. Mexico City Mayor 3

September 19, 2017 11:32 PM Trump's 'sovereignty' pitch at UN could be good news for autocrats

Experts debate whether U.S. president gave 'rhetorical gift' to world's most brutal leaders Threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea. Prophesying that some nations in the room are "going to Hell." Warning diplomats they "haven't heard the last of" his attacks against the Iran nuclear deal. Beyond the dark picture of the world U.S. President Donald 4

September 19, 2017 7:27 AM Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward US Virgin Islands

PONCE, Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Downgraded to a Category 4 early on Tuesday, Maria remained an "extremely dangerous hurricane" as it churned 3

September 19, 2017 3:06 AM Hurricane Maria pummels small Caribbean island of Dominica as Category 5 storm

PONCE, Puerto Rico: The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday (Sep 18) as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria was upgraded on Monday evening 3

September 18, 2017 3:50 PM #DCPublicSchools celebrated their Emmys shout-out as questions swirl about federal support for them

I've rocked with Dave Chappelle for a long time — way before “Chappelle's Show” blew up with its culture-shaping commentary on race, politics and culture. That's partly because, like me, he's an alumni of Washington, D.C.'s public school system and always reps it hard. When I worked at the Banana Republic in Georgetown the summer after my senior year, the actor 3

September 18, 2017 12:40 PM Sean Spicer, Roger Ailes and the Trump Emmys: The Power of Television Laid Bare

“None of this is normal,” went the popular refrain in the early days of the Donald Trump presidency. Appended to tweets about the emoluments clause and collusion with Russia, the phrase was intended to serve as a bracing reminder that the subsequent four years were to be lived in a state of vigilance and resistance, the Constitution always close at hand. But the 69th Primetime 3

September 17, 2017 8:08 PM Ex-Selangor chief rejoins Umno, calls opposition stint futile

KUALA LUMPUR — Former Selangor chief minister Muhammad Muhammad Taib has rejoined the United Malays National Organisation (Umno), Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said yesterday, a move that analysts said would not boost ruling Barisan Nasional’s chances to retake Selangor. The announcement was an anti-climax after intense speculation earlier in the day that the prime 3

September 14, 2017 9:02 PM President Halimah's inauguration: Don’t overlook this key moment in Singapore’s history

Months later, Singapore held its first Legislative Assembly election. Of the 75 candidates who ran in 1955, only two were women. Both were Chinese, and both lost their contests. And of the 25 men elected, just three were Malay. What were the odds, then, that a Malay girl, born in August 1954, could one day set foot in Parliament, become Speaker and ultimately 3