The Latest: Big quake’s death toll rises to 230 in Mexico
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The Latest: Big quake’s death toll rises to 230 in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on a major earthquake that has struck Mexico (all times local): 6 p.m. Mexican federal authorities say the death toll from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook central Mexico has been raised to 230, after the number of confirmed dead in Mexico City rose to 100. The nation’s capital … Continue reading

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ on health care
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Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ on health care

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. Kimmel says a health care bill co-sponsored by the Louisiana Republican fails the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” a phrase coined by Cassidy. … Continue reading

Edmunds: 8 new cars, SUVs coming to the US in 2018
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Edmunds: 8 new cars, SUVs coming to the US in 2018

The biennial Frankfurt auto show in Germany is Europe’s biggest display of new cars and SUVs and cutting-edge technology. Although mainly focused on European models, the Frankfurt show also hosts the debuts of many cars and SUVs that are headed to U.S. showrooms. Edmunds chose some highlights of this year’s show to give consumers a … Continue reading

Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests
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Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges, further complicating efforts to contain the oil that has polluted the Greek capital’s coastline. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Wednesday that the two were arrested on smuggling charges … Continue reading

Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbea
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Strengthening Hurricane Maria a threat to Irma-hit Caribbea

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands, including those already … Continue reading

Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief
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Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 million was raised Tuesday and donations are still being accepted. With Stevie Wonder singing “Lean on Me” and Usher and Blake … Continue reading

The Latest: ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host released on bond
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The Latest: ‘Boomer and Carton’ co-host released on bond

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on fraud charges against sports radio personality Craig Carton, a host of WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sports radio personality Craig Carton has been released on bond following his New York arrest on fraud charges alleging he and others used a Ponzi scheme and … Continue reading

Officials: Bomber kills 7 outside Afghan cricket stadium
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Officials: Bomber kills 7 outside Afghan cricket stadium

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities say a suicide bomber has attacked a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing at least two people and wounding at least seven. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for Kabul police, said the attack just outside the gates of the stadium happened Wednesday as hundreds of people were inside enjoying … Continue reading

The Latest: 800 flights canceled at Atlanta airport
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The Latest: 800 flights canceled at Atlanta airport

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 9:05 a.m. An Atlanta airport official says there’ve been around 800 cancellations due to the threat of Irma, which weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport spokesman Andrew Gobeil says the airport will still be operational Monday and will … Continue reading