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Former TS Priscilla dissipates after coming ashore in Mexico

Oct. 20, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Priscilla pushed onto Mexico's southwestern coast Sunday and then broke up while moving over land, but it still posed a threat of heavy rains that could cause flooding and mudslides. The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded Priscilla to a tropical depression as...

Morales leads in Bolivia vote, but seems headed for runoff

Oct. 20, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales led in early returns from the first round of Sunday's presidential election, but he appeared to have failed to get enough votes to avoid a runoff in the tightest political race of his life. The Andean country's top electoral authority said Sunday night that a...

Chile violence continues despite gov't retreat on fare hike

Oct. 20, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early...

The Latest: Morales leads Bolivia vote, but runoff likely

Oct. 20, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on Bolivia's election in which President Evo Morales seeks to win an unprecedented fourth term (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bolivian President Evo Morales is leading in early returns from the first round of the presidential election, but he appears headed to a runoff in...

Evo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia's presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoff

Oct. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EDT
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia's presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoff.

AP Sources: China in line to host 2021 Club World Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

China is in line to be chosen by FIFA as host of the first edition of the expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021. FIFA's decision-making body will meet in Shanghai on Thursday to select the venue of its revamped tournament for clubs that is due to be staged every four years, replacing the little-regarded current...

Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight vote

Oct. 20, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Polls closed in Bolivia on Sunday after a calm election as President Evo Morales sought an unprecedented fourth term in what was regarded as the tightest race of his political career. The 59-year-old leftist who has been in office for nearly 14 years was favored to win the first...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Election day's an alcohol-free holiday for Bolivians

Oct. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — There's almost no traffic in the streets. Supermarkets are shuttered. Movies are closed. Pedestrians stroll through open-air markets set up on car-free avenues, then gather to picnic with the extended family. It's election day in Bolivia's capital, a forcible — if alcohol-free...

Prosecutors: Trade war opens doors For Mexican drug cartels

Oct. 20, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials in Oregon say they've uncovered an elaborate scheme to convert Mexican drug profits from sales in the United States back into pesos using Chinese citizens who seek to circumvent their country's banking laws. The Mexican drug cartels are taking...