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Guatemala lawmakers again vote not to lift Morales' immunityGuatemalan lawmakers have voted for a second time in two weeks against stripping President Jimmy Morales of his immunity so that prosecutors can pursue a campaign finance investigation
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Women dressed in costumes carry presents to give out to children near buildings that collapsed during a 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing more than 200 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Young people are at the heart of Mexico earthquake recoveryTuesday's powerful quake has spurred a flood of Mexicans looking to help, so many that some aid operations are turning away volunteers _ and more often than not it is young people donning hard hats, searching in rubble and gathering food for victims.
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Irma Torres Rodriguez observes the surroundings of her home a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017. As of Thursday evening, Maria was moving off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The storm was expected to approach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas late Thursday and early Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
The Latest: Puerto Rico facing weeks without power or longerMillions in Puerto Rico face dispiriting prospect of weeks and even months without electricity
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Rescue workers and volunteers search for survivors in the aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the Ninos Heroes neighborhood in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Workers, some wearing helmets, sometimes calling for silence, as they tried to reach survivors. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quakeAttempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings in Mexico are in a third day, as desperation mounts for loved ones who had high hopes for quick rescues
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
A plantain field stands under water after the passing of Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017. As of Thursday evening, Maria was moving off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The storm was expected to approach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas late Thursday and early Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricityMillions in Puerto Rico face the dispiriting prospect of weeks and even months without electricity
The Associated Press9 minutes ago
A woman walks past an apartment building that collapsed after an earthquake in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing more than 200 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273Mexican presidency says earthquake death toll rises to 273, including 137 in the capital
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Mexican presidency says earthquake death toll rises to 273, including 137 in the capitalMexican presidency says earthquake death toll rises to 273, including 137 in the capital
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This photo combo provided by the Frederick, Md., Police Department shows, Edgar Chicas-Hernandez, 17, left, and Victor Gonzalez Guttierres, 19.  Authorities in Maryland have charged the two teens with kidnapping and raping a classmate and police say a third suspect is at large. (Frederick, Md., Police Department via AP)
Police: 2 teens in Maryland charged with rape of classmateAuthorities in Maryland have charged two teens with kidnapping and raping a classmate
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mexican navy says no missing child at collapsed school, but believe an adult still aliveMexican navy says no missing child at collapsed school, but believe an adult still alive
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Five families prepare to sleep under tarps on the sidewalk outside their earthquake damaged building in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Residents said inspectors declared their building unsafe and the fifteen families who lived there are either camping out front or have gone to stay with relatives. Pointing to decades of neglect by the building's rental corporation, they say they will camp out indefinitely, insisting that the government recognize their rights to the property and provide them a suitable place to live.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fearOn 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
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto RicoPuerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rossello has imposed a curfew to allow rescue crews and officials to respond to Hurricane Maria's aftermath
The Associated Press16 hours ago
The Latest: Maria regains its major hurricane statusThe U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has regained its major hurricane status
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Hurricane Maria is a major hurricane again, regaining Category 3 strength near Dominican RepublicHurricane Maria is a major hurricane again, regaining Category 3 strength near Dominican Republic
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Rescue personnel work on the Enrique Rebsamen primary school, that collapsed after an earthquake, in Mexico City, Sept. 20, 2017. A wing of the school collapsed during the quake killing scores of young children. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivorsRescuers have worked furiously trying to free a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City, the sight of her wriggling fingers far down in the debris giving them hope and pushing them on
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Rescue workers and volunteers search for survivors on a collapsed building the Del Valle neighborhood in Mexico City, Tuesday Sept. 19, 2017. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing more than 100 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says a total of 115 people have died in the capital following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook the capital and nearby states
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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