Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed.

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  • Written by By BEN FOX , Associated Press

Trump's new travel ban: Third time the charm?


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration spent months hashing out new travel restrictions on more than a half-dozen countries, determined to avoid the chaos that accompanied President Donald Trump's first travel ban. But critics say it's a mystery why some countries are included and they believe Venezuela and North Korea were added to provide legal and political cover for what they say remains a "Muslim ban."

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Equifax CEO retires in the wake of damaging data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed a damaging hack to its computer system that exposed highly sensitive information for about 143 million Americans.


  • Written by By KEN SWEET and MICHAEL LIEDTKE , AP Business Writers

Court: Texas can enforce more of 'sanctuary cities' law


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas for now can require law enforcement to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new "sanctuary cities" law supported by the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.

  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press

Mexico tallying the economic cost of big earthquake


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, as the number of buildings that may need to be pulled down or need major repairs rose to 500.


  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press