The latest update from the National Hurricane Center at 2 a.m. shows maximum sustained winds for Maria are now 115 mph. The storm returned to major hurricane status after moving back over open water before it is expected to slam Turks and Caicos Thursday night. At least nine people have died in the storm, including two in Guadeloupe and one in Puerto Rico. The storm is expected to strengthen over the next day or two as it moves north, the National Weather Service said.
Search and rescue crews continued the grim task of digging out from Tuesday's massive earthquake in Mexico City as they clung to hope of finding survivors in the rubble two days later. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said late Wednesday night the priority in the country's capital was still on saving lives. Search and rescue crews are working across the city, with more than 50 people rescued from collapsed buildings, according to the president.
"Good Morning America" co-anchor, a breast cancer survivor, celebrates 5th 'birthday' of receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder.
London Metropolitan police arrested a sixth suspect in last week's Underground train bombing in the early hours of Thursday morning. After serving a warrant at an address in Thornton Heath, police arrested a 17-year-old male suspect under section 41 of the Terrorism Act and began a search of the property. A 21-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in Hounslow, a borough in West London, by detectives with the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, and earlier Saturday police had evacuated a house in a London suburb as well as part of the Port of Dover after arresting an 18-year-old man that morning in the southeastern coastal city.
A large portion of a building in Mexico City was seen crumbling onto the ground below after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Central Mexico Tuesday afternoon. The exterior facade covering several stories of a National Employment Service building was seen falling off the structure on video posted to Twitter.
The singer told People magazine that it's been difficult trying to promote her new album, "Double Dutchess," when interviewers kept asking her about her marriage. Fergie, 42, and Duhamel, 44, revealed last week that they were ending their eight-year marriage.
A student of a Mexico City school that collapsed after a powerful earthquake hit the capital Tuesday told a local reporter that he escaped because of an earthquake drill held earlier in the day. Search-and-rescue teams continue to frantically search for victims trapped under the rubble of the Enrique Rebsamen primary and secondary schools more than 24 hours after the earthquake struck. Rodrigo Heredia, 13, told a reporter for Televisa in Spanish that the escaped the building because school protocol took him and others down a set of safe stairs and out to a meeting point.
“When I see people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions -- the cancer survivor, the expecting mom or the child with autism, or asthma, for whom coverage once again would be almost unattainable -- it is aggravating,” Obama said at the Gates Foundation’s "Goalkeepers" event in New York. Obama joked about recent disagreements in the United States about universal health care coverage, a tenet of Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign platform in 2016 that has since gained steam in the Democratic Party. “Those of you who live in countries that already have universal health care are trying to figure out what's the controversy here,” Obama said to laughter.
The comment came in a speech during a working lunch with the leaders amid the United Nations General Assembly. "We hope to extend our economic partnerships with countries who are committed to self-reliance and to fostering opportunities for job creation in both Africa and the United States," said the president.
The "Hand in Hand" hurricane relief benefit is estimated to have raised more than $55 million for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The star-studded telethon was broadcast on Sept. 12 and raised $14 million in the first hour, organizers said today, and within a few hours increased that amount to $44 million. Comic Relief USA will manage the grants made from the telethon and distribute them to charities including the Rebuild Texas Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Direct Relief, ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Irma Recovery Fund and the Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief, which is administered through the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
The clock is ticking for Senate Republicans to be able to repeal and replace Obamacare — and follow through on their almost seven-year promise — through a special process that requires fewer votes. For Republicans who worked around the clock in July to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, it's deja vu. This time, those Republicans are considering a very different option with a repeal effort led by Sens.
Boxing legend Jake LaMotta, who inspired the 1980 Oscar-winning film "Raging Bull," died on Tuesday. LaMotta's wife, Denise Baker, confirmed his death to ABC News and said he died from complications of pneumonia. LaMotta was a world middleweight championship in the late 1940s, but was a well-known brawler before winning the title.
It's been 26 years since the critically-acclaimed film "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," the last time Linda Hamilton played Sarah Connor, the warrior mother doing her best to keep her son John away from time-traveling robots sent to kill him. Cameron commented on guys like Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone and asked why women in their 50's and 60's couldn't also be headlining action films today. Cameron won't be behind the camera for this film, it will be "Deadpool" director Tim Miller, but he'll be producing and writing the story.
President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he has made a decision on the future of the Iran nuclear deal, but refused to offer additional information. "I have decided," Trump told reporters three times this morning as he met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. What are Trump's options for the Iran nuclear deal?