Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probe
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean

Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probe

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s confrontation with its independence-seeking region of Catalonia intensified Monday when a judge ordered the leaders of two pro-independence groups jailed while they are investigated on possible sedition charges for organizing demonstrations before the region’s disputed secession vote. The jailing of Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, the heads of grassroots organizations … Continue reading

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package
Latin America & the Caribbean

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles. His broadsides triggered an outcry from Democrats in Washington and officials on the island, which has been … Continue reading

Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean

Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers … Continue reading

Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks
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Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers … Continue reading

US Gulf Coast braces for fast-approaching Hurricane Nate
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US Gulf Coast braces for fast-approaching Hurricane Nate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rainfall from fast-moving Hurricane Nate lashed southeast Louisiana on Saturday afternoon as the storm headed for an evening landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast and residents in vulnerable, low-lying areas fled. “It’s coming,” Larry Bertron said as he and his wife Kimberlee prepared to leave their home in the Braithwaite community … Continue reading

Irma’s destruction of trailers challenges Keys’ lifestyle
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Irma’s destruction of trailers challenges Keys’ lifestyle

  KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Architect Kobi Karp has a vision for affordable housing in the Florida Keys: residences set at coconut-tree height to keep them dry, atop concrete columns holding them in place. Key West clients sought out his designs before Hurricane Irma struck the island chain this month, and he thinks the … Continue reading

Latin America & the Caribbean / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe authorizes National Guard to deploy force to U.S. Virgin Islands

RICHMOND — Governor McAuliffe, on Sept. 22, authorized the Virginia National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to join a multi-state, multi-agency response effort to recent hurricanes. The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to send needed supplies, personnel and expertise into the storm-ravaged areas to assist with recovery and give emergency managers on the ground a … Continue reading

Caribbean families separate to rebuild lives after storm
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Caribbean families separate to rebuild lives after storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The shrieks of children playing volleyball and the occasional barking of dogs echoed inside Puerto Rico’s largest convention center, transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims from other Caribbean islands as hundreds of families devastated by the Category 5 storm transition toward new lives. For many, that included tearful … Continue reading

Pope arrival in Cartagena off to bumpy start with black eye
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Pope arrival in Cartagena off to bumpy start with black eye

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day Sunday honoring St. Peter Claver, a fellow Jesuit who ministered to hundreds of thousands of African slaves who arrived in the port of Cartagena to be sold during Spanish colonial times. Francis’ visit to Cartagena got off to … Continue reading

Mexico hit by one of strongest quakes ever, at least 32 die
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico hit by one of strongest quakes ever, at least 32 die

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 32 people, toppling houses, government offices and businesses while sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit off … Continue reading

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm
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Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever … Continue reading

Powerful Hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean islands
Latin America & the Caribbean / National

Powerful Hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean islands

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean late Tuesday, following a path predicted to then rake Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend. At the far northeastern edge of the … Continue reading

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm
Latin America & the Caribbean / National

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and likely Florida by the weekend. The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded passed … Continue reading

US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink
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US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slipping for the second day in a row Wednesday as banks and small-company stocks continue to take steep losses. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil slides almost 4 percent. That’s canceling out gains for drug companies and household products makers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard … Continue reading