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In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo provided by the Virginia Task Force 1, crew members ultilize a hot stick to assess electrical lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in eastern Puerto Rico. Days after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes, millions on the island face the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity. (Virginia Task Force 1 via AP)
Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto RicoLarge amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules blamed for condemning Puerto Rico to second-class status
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Tropical Storm Pilar likely to drench Puerto VallartaTropical Storm Pilar has formed just off western Mexico and is expected to brush its Pacific coast near the resort of Puerto Vallarta
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Five families prepare to sleep under tarps on the sidewalk outside their earthquake damaged building in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Residents said inspectors declared their building unsafe and the fifteen families who lived there are either camping out front or have gone to stay with relatives. Pointing to decades of neglect by the building's rental corporation, they say they will camp out indefinitely, insisting that the government recognize their rights to the property and provide them a suitable place to live.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivorsAs rescuers dig through the remnants of 38 collapsed buildings in Mexico City, they have pulled dozens of lifeless bodies from the wreckage but numerous survivors, too
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Tropical Storm Pilar forms off Mexico's Pacific coastTropical Storm Pilar has formed just off western Mexico and is expected to brush its Pacific coast near the resort of Puerto Vallarta
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Absel Salazar holds his Chihuahua Luly after fleeing his home in response to an earthquake alarm, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A strong aftershock rolled through Mexico City, Saturday morning, swaying buildings and sending some people running into the street.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery MexicoMexico has been jolted by a strong new earthquake that toppled homes and a bridge damaged by earlier, bigger quakes that together have killed more than 400 people this month
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In this July 28, 2017 photo, a man poses in front of an El Santo mural inside the Guerrero subway station in Mexico City. The Mexico City subway system unveiled a lucha libre exhibit earlier this summer, highlighting the contributions of El Santo to the sport and culture. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras)
Mexico honors its greatest wrestler, El Santo, at centennialYou may have never heard the name Rodolfo Guzman, but his silver-masked alter ego, El Santo, was a larger-than-life presence in professional wrestling rings, in comics and on the silver screen
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FBI arrests Georgia man accused of killing infant daughterAuthorities have arrested a man accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter
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An aereal the view of remains of the Unidad Habitacional Tlalpan 1-C building in the Conjunto Urbano Tlalpan neighborhood of Mexico City, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday morning, causing street signs around the collapsed building to sway and rescue workers to evacuate the site temporarily. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ashThe Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City has spewed a cloud of vapor with some ash about a mile (2 kilometers) into the air, but experts said it was not related to the quakes
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Heavy machinery and construction crews work on California's Interstate 5 on the first day of a 57-hour closure of all Mexico-bound car traffic at the San Ysidro border crossing, where about 50,000 cars and 20,000 pedestrians go back and forth every day in San Diego, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Once complete in 2019, there will be 10 southbound lanes, twice the current number, and eight more lanes from Mexico to the United States. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
Expansion work closes busiest US-Mexico border crossingDetoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound cars
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Residents from Ingenio walk through flooded areas after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Ingenio, Puerto Rico, Friday, September 22, 2017. Because of the heavy rains brought by Maria, thousands of people were evacuated from Toa Baja after the municipal government opened the gates of the Rio La Plata Dam. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
The Latest: Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic should watch MariaThe U.S. National Hurricane Center says people along the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic coasts should watch the progress of Maria
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Architect Victor Marquez checks a cracked wall that was not caused by the recent earthquake during his survey of a seven-floor apartment building, in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. It is up to experts like architect Víctor Marquez, who thinks of himself as a building doctor, to bring peace of mind, or recommend aggressive treatment, to fearful apartment dwellers in the aftermath of Mexico's 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildingsMexican architects, engineers volunteer to inspect quake-damaged buildings
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Rescue volunteers pose for a photo as they have a late dinner and drinks at a restaurant in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The long week’s torment weighing heavy on rescuers and residents alike, several of those gathered Friday night in Condesa said memories of the quake and worries for neighbors and victims were hard to escape.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City districtThe first weekend since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings in Mexico City has begun on a somber note.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Death toll from this week's central Mexico earthquake tops 300Death toll from this week's central Mexico earthquake tops 300
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Third round of NAFTA talks opens in CanadaMexico, the United States and Canada have begun a second round of talks on re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement
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FCC head: Storms teach lessons on emergency communicationsAjit Pai has been to Texas and Florida in recent weeks to learn what hurricanes Harvey and Irma can teach about how to improve the nation's emergency communication systems during natural disasters
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