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Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda: ‘To be struck twice by two different cyclones is unusual’

Hurricane Gonzalo as seen from the International Space Station as it moves toward Bermuda on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a powerful Category 3 storm on Friday. (AP Photo/Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA)
Hurricane Gonzalo as seen from the International Space Station as it moves toward Bermuda on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a powerful Category 3 storm on Friday. (AP Photo/Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA)

HAMILTON, Bermuda—Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering, but the tiny, wealthy British territory suffered no...




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    Earthquake Today in El Salvador, Nicaragua: Prompts Tsunami Warning After 7.4 Quake (Temblor) Hits

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, talks to an army soldier as Colombia's Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, second right, watches, at the Tolemaida military base, in Melgar, Colombia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Hagel is on a six-day, three-country trip to South America. Hagel will also travel to Chile and Peru, where he will attend a conference of defense ministers from the Americas. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Report: Climate Change Poses Military Challenges

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  • Law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District, on Sept. 10, 2014. Federal authorities on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, slapped new financial reporting rules on 2,000 businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles in an effort to curtail suspected Mexican drug money laundering. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    As Mexico Cracks Down, Drug Money Comes to US

    CHULA VISTA, Calif.—For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.’s offices... Read more

  • A hazmat team boards a plane Wednesday, October 9, when a man jokes about having Ebola. Screenshot from Youtube video.

    Video: Ebola ‘Hoax’ Prompts Hazmat Crew to Board Plane

    Fair warning: fear over Ebola in the U.S. has reached the point where if you make jokes about being infected with the deadly virus, you... Read more

  • Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Arrested: Alleged Juarez Drug Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY—Mexican officials say the alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel has been arrested in the northern city of Torreon. Carrillo Fuentes heads the cartel founded... Read more

  • Prince Charles may try to become Regent soon, according to the latest reports. Here he sits with Queen Elizabeth at the Braemar Highland Games in Scotland in September 2014. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

    Prince Charles Rumors: Charles May Try to Wrest Power From Queen Elizabeth

    Prince Charles may be angling to take over from Queen Elizabeth as the latter approaches age 90. Charles, 65, has along with aides been studying... Read more

  • Chile’s Top Court Halts Goldcorp’s El Morro Mine

    SANTIAGO, Chile—Chile’s Supreme court on Tuesday suspended the development of the El Morro mine owned by Canada’s Goldcorp after siding with indigenous groups that oppose it on environmental grounds. The top court ordered... Read more

  • A clandestine grave is seen in Iguala, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. State officials worked Monday to determine whether 28 bodies found in the clandestine graves are of the students who were attacked by local police in Iguala. President Enrique Pena Nieto called the deaths "outrageous, painful and unacceptable."  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico Federal Police Take Over City After Attacks

    IGUALA, Mexico— Mexico sent federal agents to take over security in a troubled southern city after the discovery of a mass grave and charges that... Read more

  • Paul Tahmooressi stands outside the Mexican Consulate in Miami, Monday, May 5, 2014, protesting the arrest of his son in Mexico. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine veteran who was arrested and jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border, says he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town. He told the newspaper that Mexican authorities found three guns inside the truck he had recently driven across the country to make a new start in San Diego. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    Andrew Tahmooressi Released? Source Says Marine Will be Out of Jail Sometime This Week

    Andrew Tahmooressi is going to be released this week, according to one of the latest reports on his situation. The Marine Sgt. has been imprisoned... Read more

  • A Mexican navy marine guards the road that leads to the site where an alleged clandestine mass grave was found near the city of Iguala, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 4, 2014. Mexican officials said a clandestine grave holding an undetermined number of bodies was found outside a town where violence last weekend resulted in six deaths and the disappearance of 43 students. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)

    Mexico: No Homicide Charges yet in Army Killings

    MEXICO CITY—Mexican authorities say homicide charges have not yet been filed in the June army killings of 22 people that a witness has described as... Read more

  • Peruvians line up to vote during regional elections in Lima on Oct. 5, 2014. About 21 million of Peruvian vote in regional and municipal elections. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Peru Vote Marred by Violence, Drugs

    LIMA, Peru—Voters across Peru are choosing mayors, governors and municipal councils following the most violent campaign since 2000, with hundreds of candidates suspected of ties... Read more

  • A Mexican navy marine guards the road that leads to the site where an alleged clandestine mass grave was found near the city of Iguala, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 4, 2014. Mexican officials said a clandestine grave holding an undetermined number of bodies was found outside a town where violence last weekend resulted in six deaths and the disappearance of 43 students. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)

    Mass Grave Found as Mexico Probes Town’s Violence

    IGUALA, Mexico—Security forces investigating the role of municipal police in clashes in this southern city a week ago found a mass grave on the edge... Read more

  • Campaign propaganda litters the street where people wait in line to vote in general elections outside a school in the Nova Holanda slum, inside the complexo da Mare in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Brazilians are casting ballots in a presidential election expected to force a three-week runoff campaign between incumbent Dilma Rousseff and one of her two top challengers. Brazilians are also deciding congressional races and electing governors. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazilians Vote in Election Full of Surprises

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  • Armed residents take part in a march for the first anniversary of the citizen's vigilante groups, in Ayutla de los Libres in the southeastern state of Guerrero, Mexico, on Jan. 5, 2014. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mexico’s Strategy to Contain Anti-Mafia Vigilantes Is Hanging by a Thread

    Mexico’s problems with organised crime came to a head this year. Faced with government inaction, vigilantes began arming themselves against mafia in the central-west state... Read more

  • The fake news report claims Jenni Rivera is alive, not dead, after faking her own death.

    Jenni Rivera Alive? Hoax Report Claims Singer Faked Death, isn’t Dead

    A report claiming that Jenni Rivera is still alive after faking her own death, and that she will now spend 15 years in prison, is... Read more


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