UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world's leaders Tuesday that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings."

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  • Written by By EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico


ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.


  • Written by By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO , Associated Press

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded.

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  • Written by By JIM SALTER , Associated Press

More St. Louis protests expected Tuesday after quiet night

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those arrested during demonstrations that turned ugly over the weekend, but there was no new vandalism overnight.

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  • Written by By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue.


  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press