One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummelled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. more »
Win or lose, the consequences of the chancellor's decision to open Germany during the refugee crisis, including a motivated far right, will be felt long after Sunday's election, Margaret Evans writes. more »
Jake LaMotta, the iron-chinned brawler whose exploits in and out of the ring during boxing's heyday served as the basis for the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, has died at 95 after a bout with pneumonia. more »
Palestinian authorities have for decades made payments to Palestinian prisoners and families of those killed by Israeli forces. But as Middle East correspondent Derek Stoffel writes, officials are under increasing pressure to cut the money off. more »
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