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Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces other islands
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma....

Trump and Macron take spotlight at UN but challenges are key
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations - but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea and the plight of Myanmar's minority Muslims to the spread of terrorism and the impact of climate change that will dominate discussions....

Trump, the 'America First' president, goes to the UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Elected on the nationalist slogan "America first," President Donald Trump will use his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly to argue that individual nations should act in their own self-interest, yet rally together when faced with a common threat such as North Korea....

America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait his turn at UN
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America second....

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is, quite literally, being wiped off the map....

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves....

Haitians blocked at US border find 'Mexican dream'
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They're never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts....

Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war
RENK, South Sudan (AP) -- "They told us we'd only be here for six days, and that was six years ago," Ramadan Wani says....

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual....

Japan deploys missile interceptor near NKorea flight path
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes....

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Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

Middle East
Israel intercepts drone headed toward Golan Heights