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​A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

Residents seek shelter inside Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, early on Wednesday, as Hurricane Maria passes the island.

Hurricane Maria knocks out all power in Puerto Rico

As it closed in on Puerto Rico, Maria was a Category 4 hurricane but it still packed a punch. Puerto Rico has long been spared from a direct hit by a hurricane.

Mexico Earthquake

Quake in Mexico kills at least 217, help from LA on the way

Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.

Powerful 7.1 earthquake jolts central Mexico, killing at least 200

Thirty-two years after a deadly earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 temblor rattled Mexico City and surrounding areas. Residents had marked the anniversary of the 1985 quake earlier in the day with drills.

Latest DACA lawsuit brings a human side to the issue

Twenty state attorneys general and the University of California have filed lawsuits over DACA's ending. The latest to join the legal battle? Dreamers themselves.

Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, heads for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria is barreling toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 hurricane. It has already caused reports of devastation on the island of Dominica.

St. Louis protesters tell police: 'Stop killing us'

Several hundred protesters observed six minutes of silence in front of the St. Louis Police Department, then chanted "stop killing us."

Trump advisers warn North Korea to give up weapons programs

They told North Korea to stop developing missiles and nuclear weapons and to quit making threats against the U.S. — or face destruction.

Second man arrested in connection to London subway attack

Police say they arrested a 21-year-old man late Saturday in west London. He has not yet been charged or identified.

St. Louis protesters turn out for a second day of demonstrations

Protesters marched in a St. Louis to show their opposition to the acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man.

​18 hurt as improvised bomb explodes on London subway train

Commuters reported a noise and a flash aboard the District Line train at Parsons Green station in the southwest of the city, followed by chaos.

Mexico and US: Neighboring countries at a breaking point

Recent events have put a strain on an already fragile relationship between the two nations with a long history of distrust. One former Mexican diplomat gauged it where it stands now.

Olympic committee officially chooses LA for 2028 games

The International Olympic Committee met in Lima, Peru this week, where they officially announced Los Angeles and Paris as future host cities.

Irma becomes post-tropical cyclone as recovery begins

Irma is now a post-tropical cyclone, with top winds of only 25 mph — a far cry from the Category 4 storm that ravaged the Florida Keys on Sunday.

Hurricane Irma blasts into the record books with lasting intensity

Hurricane Irma was the longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide. It kept 185-mph winds for 37 hours — longer than any storm on record.

​US commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero

Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.