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Just one example of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria, shown on Sept. 25, 2017. Nearly one week after hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas, and money from banks. Much of the damage done was to electrical wires, fallen trees, and flattened vegetation, in addition to home wooden roofs torn off. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

After storm, Puerto Rico’s capital dreads what’s next

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Here at the massive Luis Llorens Torres…

Just one example of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria, shown on Sept. 25, 2017. Nearly one week after hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas, and money from banks. Much of the damage done was to electrical wires, fallen trees, and flattened vegetation, in addition to home wooden roofs torn off. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Undated photo from North Korean News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting a Korean People's Army unit, in an undisclosed location, North Korea. Photo released August 2017. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)

US imposes more sanctions on North Korea

WASHINGTON — Tightening pressure on North Korea and those who might support…

Undated photo from North Korean News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting a Korean People's Army unit, in an undisclosed location, North Korea. Photo released August 2017. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)
Undated photo from North Korean News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting a Korean People's Army unit, in an undisclosed location, North Korea. Photo released August 2017. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)

War in Korea? The scenarios are sobering

This is the way a nuclear war begins. Simulations of a war…

Undated photo from North Korean News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting a Korean People's Army unit, in an undisclosed location, North Korea. Photo released August 2017. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)
Rescue teams worked through the night looking for people trapped underneath the rubble of a collapsed six-story residential building in Colonia Condesa, in Mexico City. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Death toll rises in Mexico after quake, search for survivors ongoing

MEXICO CITY — Scenes of desolation and rejoicing unspooled Thursday at the…

Rescue teams worked through the night looking for people trapped underneath the rubble of a collapsed six-story residential building in Colonia Condesa, in Mexico City. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A powerful 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, collapsing buildings and sending thousands fleeing into streets exactly 32 years on the anniversary of the 1985 devestating earthquake. (Prensa Internacional/Zuma Press/TNS)

Dozens killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, killing dozens of people,…

A powerful 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, collapsing buildings and sending thousands fleeing into streets exactly 32 years on the anniversary of the 1985 devestating earthquake. (Prensa Internacional/Zuma Press/TNS)
President Donald Trump addresses world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York on Sept. 19, 2017. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump gives a forceful first address to UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump delivered a forceful inaugural speech to…

President Donald Trump addresses world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York on Sept. 19, 2017. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Carol Orr wades through knee-deep waters on Tuesday to check on his 82-year-old father, Bernard Orr, who lives by the river in Jacksonville, Fla. After Hurricane Irma, Jacksonville saw some of the worst flooding in decades. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Hurricane Maria strengthens to Category 3 storm carving course across northern Caribbean

MIAMI — Hurricane Maria strengthened to a major Category 3 hurricane Monday…

Carol Orr wades through knee-deep waters on Tuesday to check on his 82-year-old father, Bernard Orr, who lives by the river in Jacksonville, Fla. After Hurricane Irma, Jacksonville saw some of the worst flooding in decades. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Police cordon off area around Parsons Green underground station after a suspected explosion on a train carriage on Sept. 15, 2017 in London. The explosion injured 22 people.  (Amer Ghazzal/Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)

London police say blast caused by ‘improvised explosive device’

LONDON — An explosion on a train at London's Parsons Green underground…

Police cordon off area around Parsons Green underground station after a suspected explosion on a train carriage on Sept. 15, 2017 in London. The explosion injured 22 people.  (Amer Ghazzal/Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)
Gustavo Galindo pumps propane into tanks at the Exxon gas station on State Road 84 and 130th Avenue in Davie, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 as a long line of people wait to fill up their gas tanks before Hurrance Irma hits South Florida. (Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

10 dead in eastern Caribbean as Hurricane Irma continues march toward Florida

MIAMI — A string of small, devastated Caribbean islands counted their dead…

Gustavo Galindo pumps propane into tanks at the Exxon gas station on State Road 84 and 130th Avenue in Davie, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 as a long line of people wait to fill up their gas tanks before Hurrance Irma hits South Florida. (Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)
Haulover Marine Center team members pull out one of the many boats from the Haulover Marine Center on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla. as they prepare for Hurricane Irma. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the northeast Caribbean with Florida likely in crosshairs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Floridians hit the highways, scrambled for supplies and…

Haulover Marine Center team members pull out one of the many boats from the Haulover Marine Center on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Fla. as they prepare for Hurricane Irma. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

Anger spans Asia over Myanmar’s violence against Rohingya Muslims

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia rallied for the third…

North Korea tested hydrogen bomb on Sunday. The device is estimated to be eight times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, according to a Norwegian earthquake monitoring agency. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)

North Korea’s 6th nuclear test challenges Trump, sends signal to China

BEIJING — North Korea’s claim that it had successfully tested a hydrogen…

North Korea tested hydrogen bomb on Sunday. The device is estimated to be eight times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, according to a Norwegian earthquake monitoring agency. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)
Nikki R. Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, attends a Security Council meeting on Aug. 29 2017 at U.N. Headquarters in New York. (Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

North Korean leader is ‘begging for war,’ US ambassador to UN says

UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Monday…

Nikki R. Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, attends a Security Council meeting on Aug. 29 2017 at U.N. Headquarters in New York. (Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

Hundreds dead after monsoon causes landslides, floods across South Asia

New Delhi — More than 1,700 people have died in catastrophic floods…

Ravi Ravindranathan and his wife enter the Russian Consulate in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood Thursday, August 31, 2017 to retrieve their passports after notice of the consulate's order to vacate by the United States. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Many left in limbo after feds order closure of Russian consulate in SF

Many Russian and U.S. citizens were left in limbo Thursday morning following…

Ravi Ravindranathan and his wife enter the Russian Consulate in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood Thursday, August 31, 2017 to retrieve their passports after notice of the consulate's order to vacate by the United States. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
President Donald Trump speaks before Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on April 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump: ‘All options’ on the table after North Korea fires missile over Japan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning said "all options" remain…

President Donald Trump speaks before Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on April 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
A van ramming attack on Aug. 17 in downtown Barcelona killed 13 and left dozens more injured. Just hours after, a woman was killed in when a car drove into a crowd in the city of Cambrils, about 100 kilometers south of Barcelona.  (Andreu Dalmau/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)

Death of Barcelona attacker confirmed

MADRID — Catalan police have shot and killed Younes Abouyaaqoub, the man…

A van ramming attack on Aug. 17 in downtown Barcelona killed 13 and left dozens more injured. Just hours after, a woman was killed in when a car drove into a crowd in the city of Cambrils, about 100 kilometers south of Barcelona.  (Andreu Dalmau/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)
The terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were the deadliest in the country since the 2004 Madrid train bombing that left 192 people dead.  (Robin Utrecht/Abaca Press/TNS)

Spanish police hunting for terrorist cell behind van attack

BARCELONA — Spanish police said on Sunday they are hunting for a…

The terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were the deadliest in the country since the 2004 Madrid train bombing that left 192 people dead.  (Robin Utrecht/Abaca Press/TNS)
A van ramming attack on Aug. 17 in downtown Barcelona killed 13 and left dozens more injured. Just hours after, a woman was killed in when a car drove into a crowd in the city of Cambrils, about 100 kilometers south of Barcelona.  (Andreu Dalmau/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)

Islamic State claims Barcelona attack that killed at least 12, injured 80

BARCELONA — The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s…

A van ramming attack on Aug. 17 in downtown Barcelona killed 13 and left dozens more injured. Just hours after, a woman was killed in when a car drove into a crowd in the city of Cambrils, about 100 kilometers south of Barcelona.  (Andreu Dalmau/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the nation could resume its nuclear program if the Trump administration continues with sanctions and confrontational rhetoric against Iran. (Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS

Iran’s president threatens to restart nuclear program

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president on Tuesday warned it could restart its…

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the nation could resume its nuclear program if the Trump administration continues with sanctions and confrontational rhetoric against Iran. (Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS