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BARRON, Wis. | Miami police: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin girl

BARRON, Wis. — A Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn’t a runaway and investigators believe she’s in danger, a sheriff said Tuesday. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies responding to a 911 call early Monday found her parents , James and … Continue reading BARRON, Wis. | Miami police: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin girl

LONDON | Powers, Edugyan, Johnson tipped to win Man Booker Prize

LONDON — An environmental epic that has been likened to “Moby Dick” for trees, the story of an escaped slave and a powerful debut by a 27-year-old novelist are among favorites to win the Man Booker Prize for fiction on Tuesday. American writer Richard Powers’ arboreal novel “The Overstory,” Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan’s “Washington Black” … Continue reading LONDON | Powers, Edugyan, Johnson tipped to win Man Booker Prize

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales. Others, who evacuated, are coming to grips with the fact that much of their community was destroyed by Hurricane Michael. Hit head-on by the storm, numerous homes in this Gulf Coast resort town of … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Indonesia disaster death toll climbs to 1,763

PALU, Indonesia — The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Indonesia’s disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi island has risen to 1,763, with more than 5,000 feared missing. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says officials are trying to confirm the … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Indonesia disaster death toll climbs to 1,763

LAS VEGAS | ‘Tragedy of grand scale’: Vegas shooting victims remembered

LAS VEGAS — It has been a year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and a woman set to talk at a sunrise ceremony commemorating the lives lost says that although hearts are still healing, she hopes people can move forward from the enormous tragedy with “love and light.” Among survivors, victims’ … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | ‘Tragedy of grand scale’: Vegas shooting victims remembered

PHOENIX | Extension of Phoenix rail debated in Latino community

PHOENIX— The defiant message hangs under the Mexican bakery’s Spanish-language sign in Phoenix‘s poorest neighborhood, rejecting the city’s idea of progress: “4 LANES OR NO TRAIN.” Similar placards are plastered along the proposed new leg of Phoenix’s light-rail system, a plan that progressed quietly until some shop owners in the mostly Hispanic and black community … Continue reading PHOENIX | Extension of Phoenix rail debated in Latino community

BLADENBORO, N.C |Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

BLADENBORO, N.C.  — Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast. Authorities in Georgetown County, South Carolina, said they have … Continue reading BLADENBORO, N.C |Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. | Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

BRENTWOOD, N.Y.— Tears rushed from beneath Freddy Cuevas’ sunglasses as he wrapped his arms around a mourner outside the suburban New York church where his longtime partner, Evelyn Rodriguez, was memorialized Friday as a hero and a warrior for channeling grief over their slain daughter into an anti-gang crusade. They’d stood together at the same … Continue reading BRENTWOOD, N.Y. | Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’