Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, heavy flooding reported
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:48:09 -0500

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned ...  Full Story

Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:51:15 -0500

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges, further complicatin...  Full Story

DeMaurice Smith re-elected as head of NFL players' union
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:47:00 -0500

DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players' union in a special committee vote.

Under guidelines passed since his last election as NFL Players Association ...  Full Story

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:08:22 -0500

MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, ...  Full Story

Tractor trailer makes wrong turn, gets stuck on boardwalk
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:57:29 -0500

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — A tractor trailer apparently made a wrong turn and got stuck on a boardwalk at the New Jersey shore.

Workers in Ventnor spent Wednesday morning removing benches an...  Full Story

Prosecutors: Menendez tried to hide free flights, hotel stay
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:04:07 -0500

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez didn't report free flights and a luxury hotel stay paid for by a wealthy donor on Senate disclosure forms over a span of several years, according to...  Full Story

Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:30:35 -0500

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and Sout...  Full Story

Government seeks prison time for Weiner in sexting case
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:13:06 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors says former Congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

Prosecutors filed pa...  Full Story

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:55:06 -0500

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's p...  Full Story

The Latest: Cassidy promotes bill meant to replace Obamacare
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:53:18 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (all times local):

9: 40 a.m.

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy is making a last-minute...  Full Story