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New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least one person, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about ... Read More »

The Latest: Protesters arrested at St. Louis shopping mall

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over acquittal of officer in black man’s shooting death (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Police have arrested several people at an upscale St. Louis shopping mall who were protesting the recent acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man. More than 200 ... Read More »

Paratrooper becomes 1st French casualty in anti-IS coalition

PARIS (AP) — A French paratrooper has died in combat while fighting extremists in the Mideast as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, in what appears to be the first official French casualty in the operation. French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said a member of the 13th parachute dragoon regiment was killed Saturday in the Levant, ... Read More »

Marc Buoniconti tells AP it’s time to ban youth football

Marc Buoniconti

NEW YORK (AP) — A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned. He hasn’t always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view. As he ... Read More »

Storm’s death toll, humanitarian crisis grow in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage across the island. A group of anxious mayors arrived in the capital to meet with Gov. Ricardo Rossello to present a long list of items they urgently need. The ... Read More »

UNC team skipping White House visit due to schedule conflict

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s national championship men’s basketball team will not visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday that Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and the players were willing to go, and the university and White House tried “eight or nine” dates but none worked. The Tar Heels, ... Read More »

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Binali Yildirim

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum. The decree allows Turkey to send troops over its southern border if developments in Iraq or ... Read More »

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Tony Perez

MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Conine, who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin, is part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale of the team to Derek Jeter’s investment group. Conine said Saturday he was told he won’t be retained. He helped the Marlins win two World Series and has been a special assistant to the president since ... Read More »

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

Carlos Correa

HOUSTON (AP) — It’s been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn’t been able to get in touch with his parents who live there. While the Houston Astros designated hitter plays with a heavy heart and prays that his family is OK in the wake of the massive storm, Beltran and his wife, Jessica, ... Read More »

Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildings

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are rushing to do triage, diagnose and classify some very worrisome patients: the thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19. The quake turned the city into a vast hospital of buildings, and the ... Read More »