Updated story: Powerful earthquake strikes south of Mexico City, killing at least 119 people

Updated story: Powerful earthquake strikes south of Mexico City, killing at least 119 people

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BREAKING: Maria strengthens into a powerful category 5 hurricane as it hits the northeast Caribbean – NHC

BREAKING: Maria strengthens into a powerful category 5 hurricane as it hits the northeast Caribbean – NHC

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More protests erupt in St. Louis after acquittal in police shooting

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Activists marched peacefully through a suburban St. Louis-area shopping mall on Saturday, hours after police clashed with a crowd protesting the acquittal of a white former policeman accused of murdering a black man.

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Criminal probe opens into eight deaths at Florida nursing home after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) – Eight elderly patients died after being left inside a stifling South Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma, officials said on Wednesday, prompting a criminal investigation that has compounded a mounting …

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WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Irma reaches the Florida Keys

View live webcams from the Florida Keys as the outer bands of Hurricane Irma reach the area. The center of Irma is expected to make landfall in or near the Florida Keys at around 8 a.m. ET on Sunday.

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Millions in Florida evacuate as Hurricane Irma pounds Cuba

HAVANA (Reuters) – Millions in Florida were ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Irma roared toward the state after lashing Cuba, killing 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake.

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Accelerator? Brake?: Elderly driver trashes German petrol station

(Reuters) – A German pensioner had a lucky escape after losing control of his car and repeatedly crashing into a petrol station, causing nearly 50,000 euros ($60,000) of damage.

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At least two people shot dead at library in New Mexico 

Two people have been shot dead and four more injured in a shooting at the Clovis-Carver library (pictured) in Clovis, New Mexico, on Monday afternoon, Curry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

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South Korean military confirms North Korean missile launch

North Korea has launched a missile, the South Korean military has said.

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Hurricane Harvey strengthens to category 3, threatens record flooding in Texas

Harvey became a Category 3 hurricane, the third most powerful, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday. Forecasters said the storm would hit land near Corpus Christi, Texas, around 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. CDT (0100-0200 GMT), dropping over three feet of rain in some areas along the central Texas coast, and potentially loop back over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Houston.

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