Rescuers race to find survivors from Ecuador's big quake

MANTA, Ecuador (AP) — Rescuers are in a race against time to find survivors from a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake as the death toll from Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades has risen above 400.

  • Written by CRISTIAN KOVADLOFF, Associated Press ALLEN PANCHANA, Associated Press

Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in US illegally

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show.

  • Written by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

Dozens killed in Taliban attack on Afghan security agency

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Armed militants in Afghanistan staged an assault on a government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.


Cold rice balls, no flush toilets at quake-hit Japan shelter

MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) — In this mountainous Japanese town known for its hot springs, prized beef and Jersey milk cows, more than 2,000 people have taken refuge from earthquakes at school gymnasiums and community centers, surviving on rock-hard biscuits, cold rice balls and bread.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press