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Rescue workers are silhouetted against a search and rescue site, in Mexico City, early Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As the search continued Sunday for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings in Mexico, thousands of people have been left homeless because their houses or apartment buildings are uninhabitable. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schoolsSearch teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble in Mexico City hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of the city's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday
The Associated Press1 hour 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 hour 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 hour 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 Press2 hours ago
Mexico quake leaves country's historic churches batteredThe Our Lady of Angels Church has survived several major earthquakes, but Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 shake proved to be the death knell for the Mexico City building's historic cupola
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Tropical Storm Pilar pelts Mexico coast near Puerto VallartaTropical Storm Pilar is pelting the coast of western Mexico with heavy rains and winds as it keeps just offshore in the Pacific after passing near the resort city of Puerto Vallarta
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rescue workers quickly evacuate the site of a felled office building brought down by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As rescue operations stretched into day 6, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindleFive days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building in Mexico City is one of the last hopes to find survivors
The Associated Press3 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 long hours hunting resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A Mexico City police officer stands guard at the zone where a felled office building brought down by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As rescue operations stretched into day 6, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The Latest: Some refuse to return to Mexico police buildingSome workers at Mexico City's police headquarters are refusing to return to work at the downtown building because of suspected structural damage
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The Latest: DOE assessing Puerto Rico's power grid damageThe U.S. Department of Energy says initial damage assessments and power restoration efforts have begun on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Jennifer Lopez announces her new hurricane recovery efforts for Puerto Rico Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in New York. She pledge to donate time and money help the recovery efforts. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)
Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decadesPuerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress says Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities are still working to assess the extent of the damage
The Associated Press10 hours 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 Press14 hours 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 Press16 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day ago
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