Small US-based plane crashes in Caribbean Sea
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) -- Authorities searched in the Caribbean Sea off Dutch St. Maarten on Thursday for one of two pilots from a small cargo plane operated by a U.S. company that crashed shortly after takeoff....

Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola
HAVANA (AP) -- Representatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the transport of biological samples....

Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday....

Puerto Rico government looks to raise tax on oil
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico government officials said Thursday they are seeking a 68 percent increase in an oil tax to help sell up to $2.9 billion in bonds and strengthen one of the island's largest public corporations amid bankruptcy concerns....

Argentina OKs law aimed at luring oil investment
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's Congress has passed an energy law aimed at luring foreign investment into its promising shale oil and gas....