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President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

President Donald Trump's comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 150 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance

Tropical Storm Pilar pelts Mexico coast near Puerto Vallarta

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Pilar pelted the coast of western Mexico with heavy rains and winds Sunday as it moved through the Pacific just west of the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.
Right-wing activist holds short, small California rally

Right-wing activist holds short, small California rally

BERKELEY, Calif. — A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday.
Mexico quake leaves country's historic churches battered

Mexico quake leaves country's historic churches battered

MEXICO CITY — The Our Lady of Angels Church has survived several major earthquakes, but Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 shake appears to have been the death knell for the Mexico City building's historic cupola.
Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen Sunday, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan.
Iraq's Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest

Iraq's Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest

KALAK, Iraq — "For the sake of the sacrifices and blood of the martyrs, let's all say yes for Kurdistan independence," reads a large billboard in the centre of Kalak, a small town in Iraq's northern Kurdish region.
Merkel wins 4th term but nationalists surge in German vote

Merkel wins 4th term but nationalists surge in German vote

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parl
Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect.
Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

NASHVILLE — A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.
In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

MEXICO CITY — Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.