A road sign about the Navajo nation curfew, outside of Gallup, New Mexico.  Photograph: Adriana Zehbrauskas/New York Times

When Chad Yazzie joined the Navajo police department just a few months ago, he expected to issue speeding tickets or break up the occasional fistfight(...)

Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Photograph:  Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-l(...)