Powerful Quake Devastates Central Mexico, Leaving More Than 200 Dead

Updated at 3:30 a.m. ET Wednesday The death toll continues to rise in Mexico after Tuesday's earthquake. The country's national civil defense agency confirmed the death toll stands at 248. Rescue teams are digging through the rubble to find survivors. Updated at 2:00 a.m. ET Wednesday Mexico's civil defense agency has raised the death toll from Tuesday's earthquake. Officials say 226 people have died — more than half in the capital Mexico City. Updated at 11:10 p.m. ET Thirty-two years to the...

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Trump To U.N.: North Korea's 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un On A Suicide Mission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTGMu8BrzS8 Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET President Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea's leader at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump said, using the nickname he coined for Kim Jong Un and used previously on Twitter . The North Korean leader has defied international sanctions by developing nuclear weapons, along with ballistic missiles that could potentially deliver a...

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Feeling The Music With Deaf 'America's Got Talent' Finalist Mandy Harvey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31WoctulNiY When you see and hear a performance by Mandy Harvey, one of the final ten contestants in the latest round of America's Got Talent, the first thing you notice is her voice . Look down at her feet, though, and you might also notice she's not wearing shoes. "[It's] so you can feel things better when you're standing on the stage," Harvey says. "You can feel the drums, and you can feel the bass. So, being able to feel the music through the floor, it...

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry is at Yale University this academic year to collaborate with faculty and students. This week, he’s hosting a series of talks on the lasting impacts of climate change.

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Is extinction forever? A Yale researcher is asking that question as she works to revive a type of giant tortoise that used to be found in the Galapagos.

Updated at 5:30 a.m. ET Wednesday

Even though Maria has weakened to a Category 4 storm, it remains a dangerous hurricane. Maria's maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph. The National Hurricane Center says the storm should keep that intensity until it makes landfall. Puerto Rico has long been spared from a direct hit by a hurricane.

Updated at 2:20 a.m. ET Wednesday

Mélisande Short-Colomb knew her family had been enslaved. But until recently, she didn't know that they were enslaved, and later sold, by Georgetown University.

She found out about that part of her history when she got a message from a genealogist for the Georgetown Memory Project, which is dedicated to finding the descendents of the 272 people sold by the university in 1838.

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump will urge other countries to do their part in confronting threats such as North Korea.

"Nations cannot be bystanders to history," said a White House official who briefed reporters on the speech.

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On Monday, MGM Resorts announced plans for a $675 million dollar casino development in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Promoters say their goal is to bring economic development to the city and create 7,000 jobs. But opponents says it’s a long shot move to get Connecticut to agree to a non-Indian casino.

Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union's Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country's satellite system, which was looking for any possible nuclear weapons launches by the United States.

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From late August to early October, as many as a million tree swallows gather on a small island near the mouth of the Connecticut River. Every evening at sunset they perform an “avian ballet” that has been called one of the “most astounding natural phenomena in the North American bird world.”

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In light of the recent massive data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax, Governor Cuomo’s administration is taking steps to make sure that in the future, the credit agencies have better cybersecurity in place.

For the past nine days, Nancy Schneider has circled the date on her calendar, pinned up on the wall in her kitchen. She's tracking how long she and her husband have been without power since Hurricane Irma hit Florida.

Last Monday, two-thirds of the state — more than 6.5 million customers — were without power. Crews have worked aggressively since then to restore as many homes and businesses as possible but, more than a week after the storm came ashore, around 400,000 people are still without power.

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