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Workers shovel debris off the top of a building that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of 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/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico tallying the economic cost of big earthquakeMoney is expected to pour into the economy as Mexico City and the federal government tap their disaster funds in the wake of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital and killed at least 331 people
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Workers shovel papers and debris off the top of the rubble of a building that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of 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/Rebecca Blackwell)
The Latest: Mexico's official quake death toll rises to 331The toll of dead following Mexico City's magnitude 7.1 earthquake of last week is continuing to rise
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Christian Mendoza counts money in the aisle of a supermarket where he had hoped to buy water but only found cans of juice in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Sept. 25, 2007. Bottled water was gone from stores throughout Puerto Rico in the few stores open five days after the earthquake. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)
Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from stormSupermarkets are gradually re-opening in the hurricane-ravaged San Juan capital but the situation is far from normal and customers are going home disappointed
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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 Press10 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 Press11 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 Press14 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 Press16 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 Press18 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 Press19 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 Press19 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 Press19 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 Press20 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 Press22 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 Press23 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 Press1 day ago
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