Aftershocks rattle S. Mexico, death toll at 90

Men work to pull down a remaining section of roof as they demolish a home destroyed by Thursday's magnitude 8.1 earthquake, in Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — Life for many has moved outdoors in the quake-shocked city of Juchitan, where a third of the homes are reported uninhabitable and repeated aftershocks have scared people away from many structures still standing.

AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of Irma

In this Sept. 6, 2017, photo, the Miami Drum Services Superfund cleanup site in a fenced off area behind a rail yard. At least five of the most flood-prone Superfund sites located in South Florida are in various stages of cleanup. Strong winds and driving rains from Irma could damage years of cleanup work completed at the sites and spread contamination, endangering public health by spreading the contamination. As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, the Environmental Protection Agency is emphasizing its efforts to evaluate and prepare some of the nation’s most contaminated toxic waste sites from the risks posed by howling winds and surging water. (AP Photo/ Jason Dearen)

MIAMI (AP) — Dozens of personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency worked to secure some of the nation’s most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida. The agency said its employees evacuated personnel, secured equipment and safeguarded hazardous materials in anticipation of storm surges and heavy rains.

‘You don’t know what the right thing to do is’

Judie Boltz, 76, poses for a portrait at her home in Idaho Falls on Aug. 25. Boltz has middle stage Alzheimer’s disease and receives help from her family and a caregiver who visits twice a week. John Roark /

Judie Boltz went to the mall a few months ago with her daughter, Wendy Savkranz, and granddaughters, Kym Hendricks and Nikole Kirby.

Study: Elderly’s family caregivers need help, too

In a Monday, July 31, 2017 photo, nurse technician Brittani Peterman gives eye drops to resident Everett Beck in his apartment at Shorewood Senior Campus in Rochester, Minn. More and more elderly people now opt for care delivered in their homes, rather than at nursing homes. That has led to an explosion need for home health aides. (Andrew Link/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)

Elderly Americans’ well-being is at risk unless the U.S. does much more to help millions of family caregivers who sacrifice their own health, finances and personal lives to look out for loved ones, reported a study released in September 2016.

Study: Western monarchs’ decline is precipitous

Freshly emerged from their chrysalises, adult monarch butterflies sip nectar from the flowers of showy milkweed. Idaho Department of Fish and Game

SALMON — Beth Waterbury, regional wildlife biologist here for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, has spent a part of this and several summers tracking monarch butterflies, seeking to uncover the secrets of their life cycles and migrations in order to help save them.

Church lost on 9/11 rises again at World Trade Center

In this Aug. 10, 2017 photo, the St. Nicholas National Shrine, center, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, is under construction at the World Trade Center in New York. It is replacing a tiny Greek Orthodox church that was crushed by the Trade Center's south tower during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK — A Greek Orthodox church taking shape next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza will glow at night like a marble beacon when it opens sometime next year. It also will mark another step in the long rebuilding of New York’s ground zero.



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