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CONGRESS-IRAN DEAL

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid throws his full support behind President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, saying "it is the best path to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon." By Jesse Holland. AP Photos.

OBAMA-SUMMER CURSE

EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts -- President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse -- just in time for a daunting fall. By Julie Pace. AP Photos.

MEXICO-JAILED UNION LEADER

MEXICO CITY -- Call it the curse of El Chapo. After Mexico's most famous prisoner, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, tunneled his way out of a maximum security facility last month, its second-most famous prisoner has been denied home detention by a Mexican federal court. By Katherine Corcoran.

TOPLESS PARADE

NEW YORK -- Bare-chested women and men are taking to the streets of midtown Manhattan as critics have complained about topless women seeking tips in Times Square. By Verena Dobnik. AP Photos.

WASHINGTON WILDFIRES

TWISP, Washington -- The massive cloud of smoke is expected to lift over the wildfires in Washington state, but as air quality improves fire behavior could become more erratic and intense, fire officials say. By Donna Blankinship and Brian Skoloff. AP Photos.

EL SALVADOR-GANG VIOLENCE

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The prison killing of 14 gang members happened quietly throughout the day in what authorities called a "purge" within the gang known as 18th Street, and went unnoticed until it was time to close the inmates in their cells, security officials say. By Marcos Aleman. AP Photos.

MAPPING OCEAN GARBAGE

SAN FRANCISCO -- Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean say most of the trash is medium to large-sized pieces, as opposed to tiny ones. By Olga R. Rodriguez.

CONTINENTAL RESOURCES-DIVORCE

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The former wife of billionaire Oklahoma energy tycoon Harold Hamm, who was awarded nearly $1 billion in a divorce settlement, is now suing Hamm over the sale of a company the two co-owned.

TROPICAL WEATHER

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Tropical Storm Danny weakens and is poised to bring winds and rainfall to parts of the Caribbean.

PUERTO RICO-US STATEHOOD

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Supporters of making Puerto Rico the 51st U.S. state see an opening for their cause in the growing financial troubles of their island territory. Leaders of the pro-statehood movement say they are gaining popular support and more interest from the mainland for what a change in status that could go a long way toward resolving the fiscal crisis. By Danica Coto. 1,045 words, photos.

POPE-PHILADELPHIA-VOLUNTEERS

PHILADELPHIA -- An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia next month during the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S. Volunteers will greet and direct pilgrims, provide translation services, aid guests with special needs and perform a variety of other roles, including posting images and messages on social media, organizers from the World Meeting of Families says. By Natalie Pompilio. AP Photos.


Updated : 2021-09-26 09:13 GMT+08:00