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Among 10 Things to Know: Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake death toll rises above 200; Experts say Trump's bellicose rhetoric unlikely to sway Kim Jong Un; Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

The Latest: Markets subdued ahead of Fed policy…

Financial markets are largely subdued ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of its monetary policy meeting

The Secret Service Might Have Two Fewer People To…

The New York Times reports both Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway are no longer receiving government protection.

Police: Man holding stick shot by officer in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police say a man holding a stick was shot and killed by an officer on the city's southeast side

White man faces charges in shooting deaths of 2…

A 23-year-old white man was arrested and accused of killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid…

Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities

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This Hurricane Season Is As Unusual As The Huge…

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are tumultuous, but projections for the rest of this hurricane season suggest it could get worse.

Assignment asking students to role play as KKK sparks anger

A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave

UN chief to open signing for 1st nuclear ban…

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opens the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council holds a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders

Missouri governor put to the test by St. Louis…

Missouri governor's campaign promises put to test by latest St. Louis protests

Hurricane Maria Makes First Landfall As A…

The hurricane made landfall on the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe late Monday.

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

3 things to watch for from Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference

Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from…

Dozens of people gathered at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to support a Palestinian activist being deported to Jordan for lying about her history before obtaining U.S. citizenship

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like…

College towns say they are feeling the pinch in the debate over whether short term rental sites like Airbnb have driven up housing costs

Why You Likely Already Know A Lot Of The…

Merriam-Webster added 250 words and definitions to its dictionary.

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Kansas Revenue Department employee shot in Wichita office

Police say a man under investigation by the Kansas Department of Revenue is suspected in a shooting that critically injured an employee at the agency's Wichita office

The Latest: Jose weakens to tropical storm off US…

Jose has weakened to a tropical storm, but forecasters expect dangerous surf and rip currents will continue along the East Coast of the U.S. for several days

AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new…

NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results

Navy Dismisses 2 More Leaders After Incidents…

Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 70, and Capt. Jeffrey Bennett, commander of Destroyer Squadron 15, were relieved of duty.

9th person dies week after Florida nursing home evacuation

Police say a ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home that Hurricane Irma left without air conditioning

The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech…

A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of President Donald Trump's speech at the U.N. General Assembly, saying "his rhetoric is full of military force"

St. Louis faith leaders urge peace, justice amid…

Leaders of several faiths urge peace and justice amid turmoil that followed white former St. Louis police officer's acquittal in 2011 death of black man

Getting A Fix: Tackling New Synthetic Drugs

Since early 2010, the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory has identified over 400 new psychoactive substances.

Fugitive Chicago police sergeant arrested after 15 years

A former Chicago police sergeant wanted on federal drug and conspiracy charges has been arrested in Detroit after 15 years on the run

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Missouri trooper gets jail, probation in man's…

Missouri trooper sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years' supervised probation for death of handcuffed man who drowned when he fell out of the trooper's boat

Washington state school shooting suspect pleads…

A 15-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty in a school shooting that left one classmate dead and three wounded in Washington state

Another Hurricane Could Be Headed Toward The…

Many islanders are still trying to rebuild after Hurricane Irma.