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In UN speech, Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ North Korea

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump has vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its...

US rig count drops to 936

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by eight this week to 936. That's up from...

Sirens sound as North Korea again sends a missile over Japan

TOKYO — Warning sirens blared in northern Japan on Friday when North Korea launched a missile and again when it passed over the Japanese...

Access restored to displaced residents of Upper Florida Keys

MIAMI — Residents were allowed to return Tuesday to some islands in the hurricane-hit Florida Keys as officials pieced together the scope of Irma's...

Trump Readies for First Sept. 11 Commemoration as President

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office on Monday, a mostly solemn and nonpartisan occasion that may...

Gas prices spike as refineries remain shut

NEW YORK — Gas prices hit a high for the year on Labor Day as refineries work to recover after Harvey. As of Monday, the...

Irma strengthens to a Cat 5 storm as it nears Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Irma strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm Tuesday as it roared toward the northeast Caribbean on...

North Korea conducts 6th nuclear test, says it was H-bomb

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake...

Upbeat Trump pitches in at shelter for Harvey victims

HOUSTON — President Donald Trump cupped a boy's face in his hands and then gave him a high-five. He snapped on latex gloves to...

As Harvey finally fizzles, a look at what made it so...

WASHINGTON — The slow-moving, super-wet and especially devastating storm named Harvey is finally fizzling. Since first hitting shore near Corpus Christi, Texas, more than a...

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