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US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over Caribbean

Jul. 21, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. authorities on Sunday said that a Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations. The U.S. Southern Command said that Venezuela's action...

The Latest: Edgar Martinez inducted into Baseball HOF

Jul. 21, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (all times local): ___ 3:40 p.m. Edgar Martinez has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. A seven-time All-Star and five-time Silver Slugger Award winner for Seattle, where he spent his entire 18-year career, Martinez...

Royal Caribbean to offer year-round cruises from New Orleans

Jul. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Royal Caribbean will begin year-round cruises from New Orleans beginning in January. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports the 2,744-passenger Majesty of the Seas will begin sailing out of the Port of New Orleans in 2020 and run through April 2021. It will sail on...

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

Jul. 19, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege. Motorcyclists, celebrities, horse enthusiasts and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Puerto Ricans have swarmed outside La Fortaleza (The Fort) in Old...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Protests-Miranda story

Jul. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 17 about a New York City protest against Puerto Rico's governor, The Associated Press misidentified the status of Puerto Rico. It is a U.S. territory, not a country. A corrected version of the story is below: Lin-Manuel Miranda joins rally against Puerto Rico governor...

Artists struggle to save Haiti museum after 2010 earthquake

Jul. 19, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Franck Louissaint sighed and frowned as he stepped onto his patio and flung aside shower curtains protecting a painting by a former voodoo priest who became a renowned Haitian artist. The painting from the 1960s once depicted a seemingly joyous voodoo spirit known as a loa, but...

Border Patrol makes arrests in Rangeley area

Jul. 19, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says agents have arrested six people working in the Rangeley, Maine, area who are in the country illegally. Agents said Friday two men from the Dominican Republic and one from Guatemala entered the United States illegally through Texas and three Ecuadorians...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. People in Puerto Rico took to the streets to demand that Gov. Ricardo Rossello resign after the leak of online chats that showed him making...

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls. Epstein, 66, also might use his "great wealth...

The Latest: Politicians praise Jeffrey Epstein's bail ruling

Jul. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2 p.m. A U.S. senator and a Florida congresswoman are praising a federal judge's decision to keep financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...