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Mexico: Builders Bulldozing Outskirts of Teotihuacan Ruins

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday that a private building project is destroying part of the outskirts of the pre-Hispanic ruin site of Teotihuacan, just north of Mexico City. The Culture Department said it has repeatedly issued …

BlackRock, Citi in $100 Million Fight Over Texas Storm Aftermath

A Texas wind farm owned by BlackRock Inc. is locked in a $100 million court battle with Citigroup Inc. over losses caused by the devastating winter storms in Texas. The BlackRock unit, Mariah Del Norte, sells power to Citigroup under …

Biden Orders Review of Domestic Violent Extremism Threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration to study the threat of domestic violent extremism in the United States, an undertaking being launched weeks after a mob of insurgents loyal to …

Nashville Bomber Left Hints of Trouble, but Motive Elusive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the days before he detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, Anthony Quinn Warner changed his life in ways that suggest he never intended to survive the blast that killed him and wounded three …

US Cities Erupt in More Violence Amid Threats From Trump

WASHINGTON — American cities erupted in violence and destruction in a seventh straight night of unrest, with several police officers shot or run over, amid boasts and threats from President Donald Trump to send in troops to “dominate the streets.” …

Tornado Leaves Mark on Tiny Indiana Town

This is a town that’s almost impossible to find, even if you’re trying. But a massive tornado did. Daisy Hill’s name evokes beauty, winding along Blue River Road before it eases into Honey Run Road. But a twister nearly swept …

Winds Destroy at Least 4 Homes Northern California

Winds are being blamed for the destruction of at least four homes in Northern California, where gusts of up to 70 mph have toppled trees and left thousands without power. Santa Cruz County was hit particularly hard. Three homes there …

Texas Fires Kill 4, Destroy More Than 1,600 Homes

One of the most devastating wildfire outbreaks in Texas history has left more than 1,600 homes in ruins and stretched the state’s firefighting ranks to the limit, confronting Gov. Rick Perry with a major disaster at home just as the …

Alabama Looks to the Future as Rebuilding Begins

Whole towns destroyed by the more than 60 tornadoes that ravaged Alabama in one day this past April are beginning to rebuild. A study by the University of Alabama found that the April 27 tornadoes killed 244 people in Alabama …

Flash Floods in Philippines Kill 25; 15 Missing

Flash floods triggered by torrential rains swept away dozens of houses in the southern Philippines and killed at least 25 people, mostly children, officials said Wednesday. At least 15 other people were missing. About 20,000 families were affected by floodwaters …