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In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Luna Zetina poses for a portrait outside the building felled by an earthquake as she waits for news of her cousin in Mexico City, Mexico. Zetina is working to share first hand information with family members about Angel Javier Saucedo, age 27, who was inside the office building at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan when the quake struck on Sept. 19. She said she also relays messages unrelated to her cousin to help overall communication efforts. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Mexican women show resolve in earthquake's aftermathWhen a magnitude 7.1 quake struck central Mexico, toppling buildings and leaving hundreds trapped, Mexicans quickly mobilized a mammoth rescue operation of professionals and civilians
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Edgar Novoa a neighbor of the Narvarte neighborhood prays for the victims of last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake in front where a building that collapsed used to be, in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Search teams were still digging through dangerous piles of rubble Monday, hoping against the odds to find survivors after the Sept. 19 quake. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexico still tallying the economic cost of big earthquakeMexican government officials are still calculating the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a downtown restaurant it is already all too clear
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A rescue worker climbs out of a opening at the site of a collapsed building at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, early Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. As rescue operations stretched into day 7, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
More buildings, perhaps lives at risk following Mexico quakeMexico City's mayor says as many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake collapsed 38 structures
The Associated Press4 hours ago
National Guardsmen arrive at Barrio Obrero in Santurce to distribute water and food among those affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane MariaIt's already been five days with no lights or air conditioning, and Puerto Rico is looking at many, many more
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Attackers shoot 3 women, 2 men to death at house in MexicoAuthorities in the central Mexico state of Puebla say gunmen have shot to death three young women and two men while wounding three others during an attack on a house
The Associated Press8 hours ago
National Guardsmen arrive at Barrio Obrero in Santurce to distribute water and food among those affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Defense Department: Hurricane relief around-the-clockDefense Department: Hurricane relief now going on around-the-clock in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Venezuela: Trump acted like 'the world's emperor' at UNVenezuela's top diplomat says U.S. President Donald Trump acted "as if he was the world's emperor" at the United Nations last week
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In Mexico, $2 per hour workers make $40,000 SUVsIn Mexico, $2 per hour workers making $40,000 SUVs see no hope
The Associated Press12 hours ago
The Latest: Mexico death toll rises to 325Mexican officials say the death toll in last week's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 325
The Associated Press12 hours ago
The Latest: Venezuela: US travel ban an opinion 'strategy'Venezuela's top diplomat is calling U.S. President Donald Trump's new travel ban on certain Venezuelan government officials an attempt to manipulate public opinion against Venezuela.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
People stand at a wifi hotspot in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria with many cellphone towers downed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signalsThousands of Puerto Ricans are spending hours hunting for a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria: communications
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Chief of police in Dominica says death toll has risen to 27 from Hurricane Maria's strike on Caribbean island.Chief of police in Dominica says death toll has risen to 27 from Hurricane Maria's strike on Caribbean island.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Busy US-Mexico border crossing reopens ahead of scheduleU.S. officials reopened freeways to Tijuana, Mexico at the busiest U.S. border crossing ahead of schedule after a weekend shutdown for work on a $741 million expansion project
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In quake-torn Mexican town, amputee toils to clear debrisHe may have lost a leg seven years ago, but Hector Rodarte Cedillo has worked tirelessly with other volunteers in his town clearing away rubble since an earthquake shook central Mexico
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tropical Storm Pilar skirts Mexico coast with rain and windTropical Storm Pilar is moving northward in the Pacific just off Mexico's western shore, raking coastal areas with rain and high winds after passing close to the resort city of Puerto Vallarta
The Associated Press1 day ago
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