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  • Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn’t exist

    MEXICO CITY — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her. News media, officials and volunteer rescuers all repeated the story of “Frida Sofia” with a sense of urgency that […]

  • Cubs rally in 9th, beat Brewers 5-3 in 10th to extend lead

    MILWAUKEE — Javier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night. The Cubs now are 4 1/2 games ahead of the Brewers after winning the opener of a four-game series. Milwaukee was in position to win it in the bottom of the ninth, loading the bases with one out. But […]

  • Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn’t exist

    MEXICO CITY — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her. News media, officials and volunteer rescuers all repeated the story of “Frida Sofia” with a sense of urgency that […]

  • Seoul media say North Korea might test nuke in Pacific Ocean

    South Korean media report North Korea’s top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un’s vow to take the “highest-level” action against the United States. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho comments Thursday on the sidelines of a United Nations gathering followed an extraordinary direct statement by Kim in response to President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” the North. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports that Ri told reporters […]

  • Hurricane Maria approaching Turks and Caicos as Category 3 storm

    Hurricane Maria has continued to strengthen slightly as its large eye approaches the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says data from reconnaissance aircraft showed maximum sustained wind speed increasing Thursday to 125 mph (200 kph), up slightly from 120 mph (195 kph). It remains a Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane conditions are expected to begin in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas late Thursday or early Friday. Tropical storm […]

  • Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. — It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library. The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of “The Young Lady at Home,” by T.S. Arthur. The book was returned this week. The due date stamped at the back of the book? Nov. 21, 1938. Library deputy director Amy Rhilinger tells WPRI-TV a man had been cleaning out his friend’s basement […]

  • Wisconsin man charged with killing wife, blowing up home

    MADISON — A Wisconsin man accused of blowing up his home to cover up killing his wife sent money to a Russian woman seeking to come to the U.S. and also made payments to online dating sites in the months before the blast, police and prosecutors alleged Thursday. Steven Pirus, 59, of Madison, was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide, arson and other counts in the death of Lee Anne Pirus, 50. He remained jailed on $1 million bail after […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker signs state budget in advance of re-election run

    NEENAH –Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed on the long-delayed state budget on Thursday, September 21st, a spending plan he will tout as he travels the state transitioning into full-time campaign mode for his re-election bid next year. Walker signed the budget at Tullar Elementary School in Neenah, the first time he’s signed the state’s spending plan at a school and not a business. The budget includes more than $600 million in new money for K-12 schools, a freeze on University […]

  • Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Brain showed ‘severe’ case of CTE

    BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end’s brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease. CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the jail cell where he […]

  • General Mills to bring back old Trix with artificial colors

    NEW YORK — Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal. Food maker General Mills said Thursday that Classic Trix will return to supermarket shelves in October. But it will also continue to sell the version without artificial colors and flavors. Trix fans! Finding your mornings are duller? We’ve got something special coming with a little color! pic.twitter.com/0tJ119bfGK […]

  • Babies try harder when they see you sweat, research shows

    NEW YORK — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching. Children around 15 months old can become more persistent in pursuing a goal if they’ve just seen an adult struggle at a task before succeeding, a new study says. The results suggest there may be value in letting children see you sweat. “Showing children that hard work works might encourage them to work hard too,” researchers conclude in a report released Thursday […]

  • Hurricane Maria strengthens slightly, now packing winds of 120 mph

    Hurricane Maria has strengthened slightly as it nears the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says data from reconnaissance aircraft showed maximum sustained wind speed increasing Thursday to 120 mph (195 kph), up slightly from 115 mph (185 kph). It remains a Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane conditions are expected to begin in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas late Thursday or early Friday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in […]