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Mexico City earthquake: More than 200 dead as buildings reduced to rubble

Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.<p>The magnitude 7.1 shock killed at least 217 people, …

Mexico

Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico with force not seen in ‘modern history’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria roared ashore Wednesday as the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, knocking out power to nearly the entire island and leaving frightened people huddled in buildings hoping to ride out powerhouse winds that have already left death and …

Weather

Health care state of play: Republicans work behind closed doors to advance Graham-Cassidy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's all behind the scenes now.<p>Republican leaders are dealing. Trump administration officials are educating. And Democrats are doing their best to re-engage their outside opposition groups to give GOP senators hell back at home.<p>The Senate is out until next week, so we won't see the members …

ObamaCare

US-backed fighters 'seize 80% of Raqqa from Islamic State'

Syrian Democratic Forces says it is entering final stages of campaign to capture the terror group’s de facto capital<p>The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces has said its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State is in its final stages and its fighters have seized 80% of the city.<p>The SDF said in a …

Syria

APNewsBreak: US to give $32M for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar.<p>The new money for food, medical care, water, sanitation …

Cox's Bazar

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is "extremely concerned" by U.S. President Donald Trump's comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.<p>Lavrov's comments, made to Russian reporters at …

North Korea

U.K. Police Arrest 3 More Over Parsons Green Attack

LONDON — Three people have been arrested in a 24-hour period in Wales in connection with the terrorist attack at a London Tube station that briefly sowed panic on the city’s transport system last week, the police said on Wednesday, bringing the number of people in custody to five.<p>Scotland Yard said …

Terrorism

US stock indexes inch higher ahead of Fed announcement

U.S. stock indexes rose slightly in early trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update. Restaurant chains and specialty retailers were among the biggest gainers. Technology and financial companies fell. Several packaged food companies also …

Markets

GOP offers health care trade-off for states: More flexibility, less funding

Republican senators are trumpeting their latest Obamacare repeal bill as a way to give more control over health care to the states.<p>But a group of governors from both parties are saying "No, thanks!"<p>They wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on …

ObamaCare

Toshiba Agrees to Sell Memory Chip Unit to Bain-Led Group

Toshiba Corp.’s board agreed to sell its flash memory chip unit to a group led by Bain Capital for 2 trillion yen ($18 billion), taking an important …

Toshiba

US existing home sales fall to 12-month low

U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a perennial shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers.<p>The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales decreased 1.7 percent to a seasonally …

Real Estate

Pfizer files suit against J&J over Remicade contracts

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N), saying its rival’s contracts with health insurers for blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade, were anticompetitive and blocked sales of Pfizer’s new biosimilar.<p>Pfizer said that J&J …

Pharma

Fiat Chrysler, UAW officials accused of laundering money through fake hospice center

In a scheme to get rich, some Fiat Chrysler executives and United Auto Workers union leaders funneled money through a children's charity and laundered money through a fake hospice center, federal authorities alleged in a new court filing.<p>The allegation surfaced in a forfeiture complaint as the …

Corruption

Bankruptcy Is No Plaything - Toys 'R' Us Files For Chapter 11

Toys “R” Us, Inc.— with over $5 billion in debt—made big headlines this week by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, making this the third-largest retail industry bankruptcy of all time!<p>Although we’re heading into the toy-buying, holiday shopping season, the news wasn’t shocking to most investors …

Kids

Amazon to release Alexa-powered smartglasses, reports say

Unlike Google Glass and Snapchat’s Spectacles, the glasses reportedly won’t feature a camera, instead focusing on linking to Amazon’s voice assistant<p>Amazon is planning to release a pair of Alexa-enabled smartglasses as the latest addition to its range of voice-controlled devices, according to …

Amazon

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review: missed connections

You should still call me on my cellphone<p>How much are you willing to pay for a gadget that offers intermittent convenience? How much are you willing to pay for what feels like a little bit of insurance, just in case you need cellular connectivity and your phone isn’t nearby or charged?<p>Those are the …

Smartwatches

HTC stock suspension adds fuel to Google acquisition rumors

HTC is to suspend trading of its stock on the TWSE tomorrow, ahead of what it says will be the release of “material information” pertaining to its business. The news was reported earlier by the FT.<p>The move has spiked speculation about a potential sale of HTC’s mobile division, with the Taiwanese …

Evan Blass

Facebook will face Senate during Russian probe hearing

A recent report said Facebook still hasn't discovered the exact number of fake news ads Russian-linked advertisers bought before and after the 2016 Presidential Elections. We might find out if that's true in the near future, because according to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the Senate Intelligence Committee expects …

Richard Burr

Apple, Microsoft Working to Fix iOS 11 Mail App Issues With Outlook.com, Office 365 & Exchange Accounts

Apple says it is working closely with Microsoft to fix an issue that prevents Outlook.com, Office 365, and Exchange 2016 account holders from sending or replying to emails using Apple's native Mail app in iOS 11.<p>Apple published a support document on Tuesday, September 19 – the official launch date …

iOS

Twitter claims it's removed 95% of extremist content with no one noticing

Twitter today released its biannual transparency report, one section of which detailed requests it receives from government officials around the world to remove content that violates the site’s Terms of Service. Of particular note in the report is that, according to Twitter, it now receives 80 …

Censorship

Airbnb adds in-app restaurant reservations on its quest to take over travel

Airbnb is trying to disrupt not just the hotel industry, but the entire travel industry.<p>That's why the home-rental platform just added the ability to book restaurant reservations directly through its app in just more than a dozen U.S. markets.<p>"The ability to book reservations at a curated selection …

Hospitality

MLB breaks record for home runs in season

(Reuters) - Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year.<p>The previous record was set in 2000 during what has been dubbed the "Steroid Era".<p>Miami's Giancarlo …

Major League Baseball

NFL Power Rankings 2017: Team Records and Standings Predictions for Week 3

The NFL's first London matchup of the season comes in Week 3. This time, one team enters the contest undefeated. The spectators at Wembley Stadium will take a look at a potential playoff contender.<p>A battle between defeated teams will kick off at 1 p.m. ET in Detroit. Does head coach Jim Caldwell's …

Baltimore Ravens

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.<p>LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of …

Entertainment

DeMaurice Smith Re-elected as NFLPA Executive Director

DeMaurice Smith was re-elected unanimously as the NFL Players Association executive director on Tuesday, which will keep him at the position through …

NFL Players Association

Enes Kanter sticks up for Thunder after Kevin Durant criticizes OKC on Twitter

Recently, strange third-person tweets criticizing the Oklahoma City Thunder and coach Billy Donovan appeared on Kevin Durant’s account. No one was sure who posted them until Tuesday when Durant admitted that he was the one wrote the tweets.<p>Per <i>USA TODAY Sports</i>‘ Sam Amick:<p>“I played a little too much, …

Basketball

LOOK: 76ers unveil new 'Spirit of 76' court design, plan to erect three new sculptures

The new look includes a snazzy alternate mid-court logo which recognizes history in the Philadelphia area<p>The Philadelphia 76ers unveiled a new "Spirit of 76" campaign on Wednesday which included seven tribute nights during the upcoming season dedicated to honoring the rich history of the franchise …

Oklahoma City Thunder

Iguodala's wild free agency had him on verge of leaving Warriors

As yellow confetti poured down from Oracle Arena's rafters, Andre Iguodala leapt onto the scorer's table in front of 20,000 fans and stood with his …

Basketball

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2.5 months

<b>(CNN) —</b> Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, …

Longevity

What Happens to Your Brain When You Go on a Diet

This is why it's so hard to lose weight.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>You’d think we’d be dieting pros by now. There are countless experts telling you they know the secret to getting slim by eating this or avoiding that. And then there’s the old “calories in versus calories out” …

Weight Loss

How to Tell Whether It's a Cold or the Flu

Every year it seems to happen, usually around this time. You get a sniffle or maybe a scratchy throat and you wonder, is it just a cold or something …

Public Health

Kevin Hart 'Not Doing Too Well' Amid Extortion Scandal: He's 'Embarrassed,' Says Source

Kevin Hart is struggling to keep his spirits up amid allegations of cheating and an alleged extortion attempt.<p>“Kevin’s not doing too well,” a source …

Kevin Hart

Fergie and Josh Duhamel Split: What Went Wrong?

He struggled to put his thoughts into words. After <b>Josh Duhamel</b> told <i>Us Weekly</i> during an April 4 phone interview that what makes him happiest is …

Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host.<p>Kimmel said that a health care bill co-sponsored by Cassidy fails the …

Health Care

Emma Stone Opens Up About Lifelong Struggle with Anxiety

Emma Stone continues to discuss her history of anxiety and panic attacks post-Oscar win. “I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of …

Emma Stone

Jada Pinkett Smith denies she's a Scientologist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jada Pinkett Smith wants everyone to know she's not a Scientologist. She is just in the habit of practicing "human kindness."<p>The actress is disputing Leah Remini's assertion that she's a member of the controversial Church of Scientology.<p>Remini, whose A&E series, "Scientology and the …

Awards

Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman developing a 5th prequel series

<b>To celebrate Fall TV and our huge Fall TV Preview issue — on stands now! — EW is bringing you 50 scoops in 50 days, a daily dish on some of your favorite shows. Follow the hashtag #50Scoops50Days on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest, and check EW.com/50-Scoops for all the news and</b> …

Game of Thrones

How Prince William Trained to Be King as a Teen – Amid the Queen’s at Times ‘Prickly’ Relationship with Charles

Prince William has been a monarch-in-training all his life — with his grandmother as the ultimate mentor.<p>Queen Elizabeth, 91, has been gently guiding …

Royal Family

Earthquake Rocks Mexico: Pictures

Latin America

Trump Addresses the UN General Assembly: Pictures

Israel

Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh: Pictures

Burma

Summer's Gone - NoMBe x Thutmose