6 killed as strong quake strikes southern Philippines

SURIGAO, Philippines (AP) — A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties.


Germany to elect new president; Steinmeier the favorite

BERLIN (AP) — A German parliamentary assembly will elect the country's new president on Sunday, with a respected former foreign minister who last year called Donald Trump one of the world's "hate preachers" the overwhelming favorite to win.

  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

Trump administration weighs health insurance 'stabilization'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about the nearly 20 million people who buy their own health insurance policies, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans are weighing how to stabilize a wobbly market, government and industry officials say.

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  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Families beg to close beach where 3 died as sand gave way

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of three people who died when the sand at a New Jersey beach gave way beneath their feet begged a judge to permanently close the beach, saying it's only a matter of time before someone else dies there.

  • Written by WAYNE PARRY , Associated Press