An earthquake in Morocco has taken more than 2,100 lives, and that number is expected to climb amid rescue efforts. Also in the news: Americans remember the 9/11 attacks of September 2001, and keep scrolling for dozens of takeaways from NFL Week 1.
Now, here we go with Monday's news.
Aftershock rocks rescuers as death toll surpasses 2,000
A magnitude 3.9 aftershock rocked Morocco on Sunday, rattling rescue workers and residents whose homes withstood Friday's magnitude 6.8 temblor that killed more than 2,000 people and turned ancient towns to rubble.
The United Nations estimated that 300,000 people were affected by the quake. Digging out survivors from crumbled buildings remained the emphasis on Sunday.
People slept in the streets of Marrakech for a third straight night Sunday as soldiers and international aid teams in trucks and helicopters begin to fan into remote mountain towns hit hardest by the historic earthquake.
The epicenter of the quake was about 40 miles south of Marrakech, a city of 1 million people and the heart of Morocco's tourist industry.
Amid offers from several countries, Moroccan officials said they are accepting international aid from just four countries: Spain, Qatar, Britain and the United Arab Emirates.
Remembering those lost in 9/11 attacks
Americans are looking back on the horror and legacy of 9/11. People are gathering Monday at memorials, firehouses, city halls, campuses and elsewhere to observe the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Commemorations are planned at the attack sites at New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and in many other places. President Joe Biden is due to join service members and their families at a ceremony on a military base in Anchorage, Alaska. Read more
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Manhunt intensifies for escaped killer Danelo Cavalcante
The manhunt for Danelo Cavalcante intensified Sunday when authorities in Pennsylvania announced the escaped killer had been seen hours earlier, had changed his appearance and was driving a stolen van that was later found abandoned. Cavalcante fled a suburban Philadelphia prison Aug. 31, triggering a massive search that resulted in several sightings. Cavalcante, 34, faces life in prison after his conviction last month in the murder of his girlfriend. Read more
The US Supreme Court took away abortion rights. Mexico's high court did the opposite.
Mexico’s highest court last week tossed out federal criminal penalties for abortion in a sweeping national decision hailed by reproductive rights groups. The ruling means individuals nationwide will be able to access abortion care at federal health facilities, even in states with laws banning the procedure. The move continues a broadening push in recent years to expand abortion access in Latin America, placing the region more in line with global reproductive-rights trends than the United States, where Roe v. Wade was struck down last year. Read more
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Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker suspended without pay amid sexual misconduct investigation
Michigan State University head football coach Mel Tucker has been suspended without pay amid his fourth season with the program after sexual misconduct allegations levied against him came to light, the university announced on Sunday. Brenda Tracy, a rape survivor and prominent activist, accused Tucker of making sexual comments toward her and masturbating without her consent during a phone call in April 2022 while she was doing advocacy work with the Spartans, a USA TODAY investigation revealed Sunday. Within hours of publication of USA TODAY's investigation, MSU suspended Tucker.
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Photo of the day: NFL Week 1
The first Sunday of the 2023 NFL season has brought victory and defeat. The newly minted highest-paid player in league history, Joe Burrow, had a rough opener, losing 24-3 to the division rival Cleveland Browns. Meanwhile in Chicago, the Jordan Love era got off to a strong start for the Green Bay Packers, who routed the Bears, 38-20. Here's 32 things other things we learned in Week 1.
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