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A girl wearing a dust mask covers her face as she watches rescuers work to save people believed to be still alive inside a collapsed office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Sept. 22, 2017, three days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Hope mixed with fear Friday as families awaited word of their loved ones trapped in rubble. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City districtIn the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A Catholic church's bell tower is missing after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake in San Gregorio Atlapulco, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Mexican officials are promising to keep up the search for survivors as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day following Tuesday's major earthquake that devastated Mexico City and nearby states. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hopeSurvivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Rescue workers search for survivors at an apartment building located on the street corner of Amsterdam and Laredo, that collapsed during an earthquake in the Condesa neighborhood of 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: Chopper carrying aid crashes in Mexico, 1 deadMexico's federal prosecutors' office says one of its employees has died in the crash of a helicopter that was carrying aid to a remote village in Oaxaca state.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Maria to cause dangerous currents along US coastHurricane Maria is expected to soon create dangerous waves and strong rip currents along parts of the southeast U.S. coast as the Category 3 storm moves away from the Bahamas and into the open ocean
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Neighbors carry a wooden cabinet from a building damaged by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake in San Gregorio Atlapulco, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.  They say they feel authorities underplayed the damage to the village of 29,000, where six people are believed to have died. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
In Mexico quake, villages on edge of capital feel forgottenIn Mexico quake, forgotten villages on edge of capital clamor for aid
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Young Mexican newlyweds honeymoon in makeshift quake shelterJorge Daniel Huitzil and Erika Castillo Aparicio are honeymooning beneath a tarp in a makeshift shelter in Mexico City
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Dead horses lie on the side of the road after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Friday, September 22, 2017. Because of the heavy rains brought by Maria, thousands of people were evacuated from Toa Baja after the municipal government opened the gates of the Rio La Plata Dam. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clearPuerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory
The Associated Press7 hours ago
UN ends disarmament in Colombia as FARC honors slain rebelThe United Nations has finished deactivating thousands of weapons and munitions that once belonged to demobilized leftist rebels in Colombia
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Jair Luzan interacts with some of his pets as they relax in their temporary home in the aftermath of a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Luzan and his wife were obligated to abandon their animal rescue home with their 50 dogs and pet pig after  rescuers told them that they had a gas leak and needed to leave immediately. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing petsSigns seeking missing pets are scattered around Mexico's capital these days
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Army mobilizes in Rio as shootings erupt in several areasShootouts have erupted in several areas of Rio de Janeiro, prompting Brazilian authorities to shut roads, close schools and ask for the Army to intervene
The Associated Press12 hours ago
New probe says death of Argentine prosecutor a homicideA team of forensic investigators has given a prosecutor a new report on the death of a prosecutor investigating Argentina's worst terrorist attack
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Milagros Carrasquillo sells bread at Ortiz bakery 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)
Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edgePuerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland
The Associated Press14 hours ago
CORRECTS: National Weather Service says Guajataca Dam failing in western Puerto Rico, buses evacuating two townsCORRECTS: National Weather Service says Guajataca Dam failing in western Puerto Rico, buses evacuating two towns
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Search and rescue efforts continue at the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, Mexico, 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/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't existMexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist
The Associated Press22 hours 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: Trump speaks with Puerto Rico governorThe White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with the governors of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Associated Press1 day ago
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