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Search and rescue workers remove a painting from a felled office building brought down by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, as others raise their arms as a sign for people to maintain silence during their search for survivors in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. As rescue operations stretched into day 5, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The Latest: Mexico quake death toll rises to 318Mexican authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has reached 318, with more than half of those in the capital
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Mexican authorities say death toll from earthquake reaches 318, including 180 in Mexico CityMexican authorities say death toll from earthquake reaches 318, including 180 in Mexico City
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
The Latest: Maria weakens slightly on northward pathThe U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly as it moves northward, but it's still likely to bring increasing swells and high surf to the Southeastern U.S. coast
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
People congregate at a wifi hotspot in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria with many cellphone towers down in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto RicoLarge amounts of federal aid are starting to flow into Puerto Rico and local officials are praising the Trump administration's response
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Mexico: As quake search continues, thousands homelessEven as the search continues for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings in Mexico City, thousands of people have been left homeless because their houses or apartment buildings are uninhabitable
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo provided by the Virginia Task Force 1, crew members ultilize a hot stick to assess electrical lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in eastern Puerto Rico. Days after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes, millions on the island face the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity. (Virginia Task Force 1 via AP)
Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto RicoLarge amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules blamed for condemning Puerto Rico to second-class status
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Tropical Storm Pilar likely to drench Puerto VallartaTropical Storm Pilar has formed just off western Mexico and is expected to brush its Pacific coast near the resort of Puerto Vallarta
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Sept. 20, 2017 photo, a family attends the wake of an earthquake victim, under a tarpaulin serving as a makeshift shelter, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico. People in the Mexican city of Jojutla are mourning those killed by yesterday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivorsAs rescuers dig through the remnants of 38 collapsed buildings in Mexico City, they have pulled dozens of lifeless bodies from the wreckage but numerous survivors, too
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Tropical Storm Pilar forms off Mexico's Pacific coastTropical Storm Pilar has formed just off western Mexico and is expected to brush its Pacific coast near the resort of Puerto Vallarta
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Absel Salazar holds his Chihuahua Luly after fleeing his home in response to an earthquake alarm, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A strong aftershock rolled through Mexico City, Saturday morning, swaying buildings and sending some people running into the street.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery MexicoMexico has been jolted by a strong new earthquake that toppled homes and a bridge damaged by earlier, bigger quakes that together have killed more than 400 people this month
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this July 28, 2017 photo, a man poses in front of an El Santo mural inside the Guerrero subway station in Mexico City. The Mexico City subway system unveiled a lucha libre exhibit earlier this summer, highlighting the contributions of El Santo to the sport and culture. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras)
Mexico honors its greatest wrestler, El Santo, at centennialYou may have never heard the name Rodolfo Guzman, but his silver-masked alter ego, El Santo, was a larger-than-life presence in professional wrestling rings, in comics and on the silver screen
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FBI arrests Georgia man accused of killing infant daughterAuthorities have arrested a man accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter
The Associated Press15 hours ago
An aereal the view of remains of the Unidad Habitacional Tlalpan 1-C building in the Conjunto Urbano Tlalpan neighborhood of Mexico City, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday morning, causing street signs around the collapsed building to sway and rescue workers to evacuate the site temporarily. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ashThe Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City has spewed a cloud of vapor with some ash about a mile (2 kilometers) into the air, but experts said it was not related to the quakes
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Heavy machinery and construction crews work on California's Interstate 5 on the first day of a 57-hour closure of all Mexico-bound car traffic at the San Ysidro border crossing, where about 50,000 cars and 20,000 pedestrians go back and forth every day in San Diego, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Once complete in 2019, there will be 10 southbound lanes, twice the current number, and eight more lanes from Mexico to the United States. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
Expansion work closes busiest US-Mexico border crossingDetoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound cars
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Residents from Ingenio walk through flooded areas after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Ingenio, 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)
The Latest: Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic should watch MariaThe U.S. National Hurricane Center says people along the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic coasts should watch the progress of Maria
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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