Girl kidnapped by Boko Haram found traumatized, with baby

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday with her mother — the first of the Chibok girls to be freed since the mass abduction.

  • Written by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press HARUNA UMAR, Associated Press

Climate change, runaway development worsen Houston floods

HOUSTON (AP) — With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Written by FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing Wednesday and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said.

  • Written by BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI, Associated Press

Rights group documents IS atrocities in Libyan city of Sirte

CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group on Wednesday released a report documenting atrocities by Libya's Islamic State affiliate — including instances of "crucifixions" and shooting a man to death for "cursing God" — in the coastal city of Sirte, a stronghold of the militants.

  • Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

Poll: Americans more upbeat about own finances than economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are of two minds about the economy in the midst of an election race that largely hinges on the issue. They are strikingly pessimistic about the national economy yet comparatively upbeat about their own financial circumstances.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press