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San Juan Mayor: I Hope Trump Stops 'spouting out' comments that hurt Puerto Rico's People

President Donald Trump should avoid making comments that hurt the people of Puerto Rico, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told CNN following a briefing with Trump on the island.

This 900-year-old Chinese Bowl Just Sold for $38 Million

An antique Chinese bowl fetched a whopping $38 million at auction on Tuesday. The purchase of the 900-year-old bowl, which was fashioned during the Song dynasty, sets a new auction record for Chinese porcelain, auction house Sotheby's said.

Huge Protests in Barcelona After Catalan Referendum Crackdown

The center of Barcelona was brought to a halt Tuesday as Catalans vented their anger at the violent crackdown by Spanish security forces of Sunday's disputed independence referendum.

5 things for October 3: Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, Facebook, Wells Fargo, Tom Petty

The worst events often bring out the best in people, like those who stood in line for hours in Las Vegas to give blood. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

Saudi Arabia Says It Has a New Investor: Richard Branson

Richard Branson loved Saudi Arabia so much, he wants to invest in it. The Virgin founder toured Saudi attractions last week including heritage site Madain Saleh and a section of Red Sea coast that's slated to become a major tourist ...

Donations for Puerto Rico Pour In From Orlando's Hispanic Community

On the eastern side of Orlando, in a heavily Puerto Rican community, donations are pouring in from people worried about family on the Caribbean island ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

5 Things for September 29: Private Jets, Puerto Rico, ISIS, Social Media, Spain

The Packers and the Bears stood and locked arms during the National Anthem before last night's game. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

U.S. Slaps Stiff Tariff On Bombardier's New Jet

The U.S. Commerce Department has backed Boeing in its challenge to Bombardier, recommending an enormous tariff on sales of the Canadian firm's C Series jetliner.

France-Germany Rail Merger Aims to Take On China

Europe is creating a train giant to fend off Chinese competition. French high-speed train manufacturer Alstom is merging with the transportation unit of Germany's Siemens, the companies said in a statement late Tuesday.

Women Driving Could Rev Up Saudi Economy

Saudi women are celebrating. They are finally being allowed to drive. For years they have called for change, and some have been arrested for defying the driving ban. But a royal decree announced late Tuesday has changed all that.

Puerto Ricans Still Waiting for Aid a Week After Maria's Devastation

A week after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the US commonwealth's residents are struggling to survive without basic necessities as federal officials say aid is still on the way.

Did China Just Break Its Promise Not to Buy North Korean Coal?

China unexpectedly started buying coal from North Korea again last month, raising questions about its commitment to cracking down on trade with Kim Jong Un's regime.

Catalan Referendum, Explained: What's Behind the Push to Break From Spain?

Catalonia's separatist government is adamant it will go ahead with a referendum on October 1 to decide if the region should split from Spain, despite the country's highest court banning the vote.

North Korea: Playing Football In One of the World's Most Secretive States

Professional footballers often have to play in hostile and intimidating atmospheres, but Australian footballer Erik Paartalu found himself under the flight path of a ballistic missile in North Korea.

5 Things for September 26: Puerto Rico, NFL Protests, Health Nill, N. Korea, Francis

Good morning. There's a lot going on, so let's get straight to what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.