Power slowly coming back after blackout darkens Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Power was slowly being restored in Puerto Rico on Thursday, nearly 24 hours after a blackout swept across the island when a fire at a power plant set off a cascade of problems that knocked out the aging utility grid.

  • Written by DANICA COTO, Associated Press

UN calls for stepped up security for planes and airports

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday calling for stepped up screening and security checks at airports worldwide to "detect and deter terrorist attacks" on civil aviation.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

At UN Netanyahu invites Abbas to address Knesset

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to address Israel's parliament, the Knesset, during a speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.

  • Written by MICHAEL ASTOR, Associated Press