UN rights chief: Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing'

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said Monday that the violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entering, "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."

  • Written by By JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press

Pope blasts climate change doubters: cites moral duty to act

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth.

  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

Portugal faces dire drought, the worst in more than 20 years

SANTA SUSANA, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Pego do Altar reservoir looks like disused quarry now, its bare, exposed slopes rising up steeply on each side and shimmering in the sun as it holds barely 11 percent of the water it was designed for.

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  • Written by By BARRY HATTON , Associated Press

Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A weakened but still dangerous Irma pushed inland Monday as it hammered Florida with winds that created hazards for rescuers and flooding that set a record in one city.

  • Written by By TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press

TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid


NEW YORK (AP) — It's a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm's way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don't get hurt.


  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer