Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faced another night of darkness Friday, two days after Hurricane Maria hurled rain and wind at the U.S. territory and knocked out its electricity grid. Residents feared power could be out for weeks - or even months - and wondered how their battered island would cope.

  • Written by By DANICA COTO , Associated Press

Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.

  • Written by By KEVIN FREKING , Associated Press

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top diplomats from Germany, Russia, China and Italy insisted Thursday there can be no turning back on the Iran nuclear deal after President Donald Trump suggested that he may seek a renegotiation or simply walk away from the pact.

  • Written by By JOHN DANISZEWSKI and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing told its banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Friday, but he gave no indication what steps China might be taking.