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JERUSALEM | Israeli leader defends money transfer to Gaza

JERUSALEM— Israel’s prime minister is rebuffing criticism of the transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, saying it is “the right step” at the moment. Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters he was committed to restoring quiet along the Israel-Gaza frontier and preventing a humanitarian crisis in the coastal Palestinian territory. Shortly before … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli leader defends money transfer to Gaza

HONOLULU | Injuries reported in Marianas after Super Typhoon Yutu hits

HONOLULU— Super Typhoon Yutu crossed over the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands early Thursday as the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S. this year, the National Weather Service said. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands’ delegate … Continue reading HONOLULU | Injuries reported in Marianas after Super Typhoon Yutu hits

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Bodies of 5 S. Koreans, 4 Nepalese retrieved from mountain

KATHMANDU, Nepal  — Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides who died in a storm that destroyed their base camp on Gurja Himal mountain. Two helicopters brought eight of the bodies to Kathmandu from the mountain after the weather cleared. The body of one of the … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Bodies of 5 S. Koreans, 4 Nepalese retrieved from mountain

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Hurricane survivors wander debris, search for the missing

MEXICO BEACH, Fla.— Tom Garcia watched in terror as fingers of water pushed inland across the beach and began filling up his home. His wife handed him a drill and Garcia used screws to pin his front and back door shut. But soon the storm surge from Hurricane Michael was up to his chest. His … Continue reading MEXICO BEACH, Fla. | Hurricane survivors wander debris, search for the missing

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: “IT WAS AWFUL, AND NOW THERE’S JUST NOTHING LEFT” The destruction of many Florida communities dotting the white-sand beaches is being called catastrophic as the storm barrels up the Southeast, dumping heavy rains and spreading flash flooding misery … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

NUSA DUA, Indonesia  — Indonesian President Joko Widodo took aim Friday at sparring for dominance between big economies like the U.S. and China, saying trade wars are an invitation to destruction and are pointless in a “sinking world.” Criticism over the tariffs standoff between Washington and Beijing has been abundant during the annual meeting of … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

Lane brought record rain to Hawaii, but lost its wallop

Hurricane Lane secured its place in the history books before it quickly dissipated into a tropical storm and moved off from Hawaii. The storm caused damage, mostly on the Big Island, where rivers raged near Hilo and nearly 40 people had to be rescued from homes. There were no deaths from the storm, which had … Continue reading Lane brought record rain to Hawaii, but lost its wallop

SAN FRANCISCO | Californians displaced by fire work, wait amid uncertainty

SAN FRANCISCO  — For the past week Robert Tierney Jr. has been registering patients at a Northern California hospital in the mornings and checking out possible rentals after work, trying to count his blessings even though his house is one of the more than 1,000 destroyed in a deadly wildfire. Tierney is among dozens of … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Californians displaced by fire work, wait amid uncertainty