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New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?

In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police

Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, officials say BBC News – US & Canada

Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble Overnight as Death Toll Passes 200

“The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people who are still trapped,” Mexico’s president said. NYT > Americas

Louisiana man held for two ‘racially motivated’ murders

Police say a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was discovered in a search of Kenneth Gleason’s home. BBC News – US & Canada

'People were screaming': La Voz reporter describes powerful Mexico City earthquake

Trees swayed. Cars crashed. People ran from their houses, some wearing only towels, when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City.           GANNETT Syndication Service

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Violent clashes erupted overnight between police and protesters after a memorial vigil for a Georgia Tech student killed by campus officers, and the school’s president on Tuesday

Puerto Rico in the crosshairs of Category 5 Maria

Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with “widespread devastation,” according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation. – RSS

2 Louisiana slayings may be racially motivated: police

WWE star Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan dies

St. Louis police probe whether officers chanted ‘Whose streets? Our streets’

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – St. Louis police are investigating whether some of its officers chanted “Whose streets? Our streets” during protests over the acquittal of a white former policeman who

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