MEXICO CITY | Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico coast

MEXICO CITY — Authorities rushed to evacuate low-lying areas and set up shelters as an “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Willa with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) headed toward a Tuesday afternoon landfall along a stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast dotted with high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages. Farther south, meanwhile, Mexican officials reported late … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico coast

BARRON, Wis. New ground search for missing Wisconsin girl to start

BARRON, Wis.— The search for a Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed in the family’s home last week was to expand Tuesday with as many as 2,000 volunteers expected to comb the area. The new ground search for Jayme Closs comes several days after an effort with 100 volunteers turned up nothing. Jayme, 13, has … Continue reading BARRON, Wis. New ground search for missing Wisconsin girl to start

LOS ANGELES | Thousands strike University of California hospitals

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted the rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments. The three-day strike that begins Tuesday targets five UC hospitals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Irvine and Davis, along with clinics, campuses … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Thousands strike University of California hospitals

ATLANTA | Ryan throws for 379 yards, Falcons beat Giants 23-20

ATLANTA  — Matt Ryan threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Hall, Tevin Coleman broke loose on a 30-yard scoring run and the Atlanta Falcons added another chapter to New York’s miserable season, beating the Giants 23-20 on Monday night. Ryan completed his final 18 passes and finished 31 of 39 for 379 yards, sending … Continue reading ATLANTA | Ryan throws for 379 yards, Falcons beat Giants 23-20

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Excessive speed named as cause of Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Investigators say excessive speed was the main cause of the derailment of a train in Taiwan that killed 18 people and injured scores. The official Central News Agency says a Cabinet task force found the train entered a curve at 140 kph (87 mph), almost twice the speed limit for the section. … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Excessive speed named as cause of Taiwan train derailment

ZHUHAI, China | China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

ZHUHAI, China  — China has opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland in a feat of engineering that carries major economic and political significance. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the ceremony in the city of Zhuhai to cut the ribbon on the 55-kilometer (34-mile)-long bridge linking it to the semi-autonomous … Continue reading ZHUHAI, China | China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

LOS ANGELES | Unbeaten LA Rams rolling behind Aaron Donald’s dominance

LOS ANGELES— Although Sean McVay was standing on the sideline to watch it, the head coach still had to check the video before he truly realized the scope of Aaron Donald’s dominance in the Los Angeles Rams’ latest win. The All-Pro defensive lineman was in vintage form against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, leading … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Unbeaten LA Rams rolling behind Aaron Donald’s dominance

AUSTIN, Texas | Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnout

AUSTIN, Texas — Early voting opened across Texas on Monday, bringing long lines and record first-day midterm turnout in Houston and complaints about outdated technology slowing people casting ballots elsewhere. It took Harris County, which includes Houston, less than six hours to set a new opening day of early voting record for midterm elections with … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnout