National News Minute Friday 9/22
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News Minute video report Friday, 9/22

Top global stories for the first day of fall, Friday, September 22nd: Trump and Kim escalate war of words; Girl trapped in earthquake rubble never existed; London puts brakes on Uber; Taiwan Marks World Rhino Day.  

The Latest: Maria moving north of Dominican Republic

AP Photo/Carlos Giusti SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 a.m. Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day. The Category 3...

US Caribbean communities stepping up for Irma-hit region

NEW YORK (AP) — From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian communities around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged by the...

In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home. For years, locals knew the cabdrivers as a source for illegal booze in Bethel, which...

South Carolina: Call for a monument to black Civil War hero

AP Photo/John Bazemore COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to...

APNewsBreak: 'Why me?' Survivor recounts flash flood horror

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — When a wall of water came toward him, all Cesar Garcia could think to do was protect his young daughter and try to save his nephew. Garcia and his extended family were celebrating his sister’s birthday with a trip from Phoenix...

Defense: Man accused of terror plot an 'idiot,' not fighter

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan BOSTON (AP) — A man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller became consumed by Islamic State group propaganda because he was overweight, lonely and desperate for an escape from his bleak life, his defense...

APNewsBreak: 'Why me?' Survivor recounts flash flood horror

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — When a wall of water came toward him, all Cesar Garcia could think to do was protect his young daughter and try to save his nephew. Garcia and his extended family were celebrating his sister’s birthday with a trip from Phoenix...

Defense: Man accused terror plot was 'idiot,' not fighter

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller became consumed by Islamic State group propaganda because he was overweight, lonely and desperate for an escape from his bleak life, his...

Big US detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received...