Latin America

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 Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm, thrashing the U.S. territory with life-threatening winds.<p>Maria, the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico since 1928, had maximum sustained winds of 155 mph as it churned toward the territory, the National …

Weather

1 person killed in predawn blaze at Oakland apartment building

One person was killed when a fire erupted in a top-floor unit of four-story Oakland apartment complex early Wednesday, fire officials said.<p>Oakland firefighters were called out shortly before 4 a.m. to the blaze at the apartment building in the 400 block of Fairmount Avenue, said Battalion Chief Ian …

Mexico City

15 Horrifying Photos From The Aftermath Of The 7.1 Earthquake In Mexico

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, leaving some buildings in rubble and some 20 million residents of Mexico city in terror.

Earthquakes

Diplomats couldn't hide their anger at Donald Trump's UN speech

Donald Trump’s provocative address to the UN General Assembly had ambassadors squirming in their seats as the US President refused to hold back on …

North Korea

Here’s What We Know Now About the Path of Hurricane Maria

As Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico Wednesday morning, the positioning models of the storm are giving residents of Hurricane Irma-ravaged Florida, …

Weather

Puerto Rico buildings, homes vulnerable to Maria

The wind and storm surge from Hurricane Maria could destroy the island's infrastructure as many homes and buildings are not built to code and can …

Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Makes A ‘Ferocious’ Landfall In Puerto Rico And Promptly Destroys A Major Radar Station

Hurricane Maria made landfall on the southeastern corner of Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm at around 6:15am local time on Wednesday. Previously an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 hurricane when it struck Dominica and other Caribbean islands, Maria’s status abated slightly just before its inner …

Weather

Fury in Brazil as Famous Maracana Stadium Used as Backdrop for Porn Movie Sex Scene

It's only been three years since Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup and, with it, came the renovation of the nation's famous old Maracana stadium.<p>The …

Soccer

Fearing a big earthquake isn't enough. Here's how to turn anxiety into action

The 3.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Westwood Tuesday night was small and caused no damage, But it was reminder that a much bigger and more damaging quake will eventually hit Southern California.<p>BEING PREPARED<p>Small preparations can make a big difference<p>Some of the scenarios for a major …

Earthquakes

Oi bondholders want some investors barred from restructuring vote

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Bondholders in Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA want a bankruptcy judge to bar investors who are shareholders as well as creditors from voting next month on a restructuring plan due to a potential conflict of interest, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.<p>In a …

São Paulo

Are the two Mexican earthquakes connected – and are more on the way?

Two earthquakes have hit Mexico within two weeks, both occurring on the Cocos tectonic plate. But are they related, and could Mexico face more tremors?<p>Mexico has been hit by its second deadly earthquake in less than two weeks. Are the two events related, and could they indicate more tremors are on …

Earthquakes

Breaking: While People Focus On Hurricane Maria, Look What Was Just Announced About Jose

Advertisement - story continues below<p>In the violent world of 2017’s hurricane season the one that destroyed the least will go into the record books …

Weather

Mexico City Volunteers Venture Out in Force to Aid Quake Victims

MEXICO CITY — They arrived alone, in pairs or in groups. Some brought supplies others might need: water, blankets, medicine, tools. Others came with nothing more than able hands and a sense of purpose.<p>And as midnight neared on Tuesday — hours after a powerful, deadly earthquake struck central …

World News

How Eva Longoria and Mozart in the Jungle Star Were Affected by Mexico Earthquake – as Death Toll Rises to 216

Hollywood is offering support for Mexico City after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated the city on Tuesday, killing hundreds.<p>Authorities in Mexico …

Mexico

Over 200 Dead After Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

The death toll is expected to rise as emergency services claw through the rubble trying to locate victims.<p>Rescue workers and volunteers are frantically searching for survivors after an earthquake rocked Mexico City Tuesday afternoon. At least 217 people died in the quake, the deadliest to strike …

Mexico City

More than 200 dead after earthquake strikes Mexico

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused extensive damage to Mexico City, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, …

Mexico City

CNN reporter lashed by winds in Puerto Rico

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh gets battered by winds while Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico with 155 mph winds.

Weather

Take Your Tween to Action-Filled Costa Rica

FeaturedGo<p>Take Your Tween to Action-Filled Costa Rica<p>Posted By — September 19, 2017<p>3 0<p>0 Shares<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>+1<p>Flip<p>Stumble<p>Costa Rica is a small …

Central America

Residents warned of ‘worst storm of the century’ as Maria hits Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico on Wednesday, pummeling the US territory after already killing at least two people on its passage through the Caribbean.<p>The US National Hurricane Center warned of "large and destructive waves" as Maria came ashore near Yabucoa on the southeast …

Weather

Hushed Crews Listen for Survivors After Mexico Earthquake Toll Tops 200

Mexicans labored amid ruins Wednesday to revive their capital the day after an earthquake left hundreds dead, reduced buildings to rubble and brought …

Business

Woman and Two Men Dead in Sombreros Three Days Before Mexican Independence Day

The mutilated corpses of three Mexicans were found dumped on the street with their detached heads inside of sombreros, just three days before the country’s celebration of Independence Day. The bodies, identified as brothers Juan Salvador Patiño Leon, 27, and Jorge Luis, 31, were found on one of the …

Mexico

Mexico City earthquake: narrow escapes and apocalyptic scenes

Video shows several narrow escapes filmed by the public as a powerful earthquake rocks Mexico City.<p>Buildings collapse and windows shatter from the ones standing firm.

Mexico City

Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria hammers an economy that can't take much more

Puerto Rico is years into an economic crisis. Now it's facing a natural disaster.<p>Hurricane Maria hit the island on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, threatening lives and promising potentially devastating economic damage.<p>The island is already deep in a years-long debt debacle spurred by mismanaged …

Caribbean

US State Department Updates Cuba Warning

<i>PHOTO: The State Department has updated its Cuba travel warning. (photo via Pixabay/skeeze)</i><p>Less than a week after warning American travelers to not …

Cuba

Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico As Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane. The storm slammed into the southeastern part of the …

Weather

Donald Trump socialism joke falls flat at UN General Assembly

Donald Trump may have shocked people when he said that America could “totally destroy” North Korea in his first address to the UN General Assembly, …

North Korea

Death Toll in Mexico Earthquake Reaches 227

MEXICO CITY—Soldiers, rescue workers and volunteers worked early Wednesday to find both the living and the dead beneath rubble left by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that collapsed scores of buildings in Mexico’s capital and surrounding states.<p>By dawn on Wednesday, the death toll had risen to 227 …

Earthquakes

The Mexico City Earthquake Death Toll Has Risen To 217, Including 21 Children In A Collapsed School

The morning after a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City and the surrounding region, new reports indicate the death toll has risen to 217. Luis Felipe Puente, the director of the country’s civil protection agency, tweeted the new number early Wednesday morning, along with a …

Mexico

South America's Best Hikes

Loading<p>The Black Sheep Inn is one of the best stays I had whilst hiking the Quilitoa Loop and is located just a few hours walk away from the stunning …

South America