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Chinese man gets 24 years for brutal group attack on women

Sep. 23, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A court in northern China sentenced one man to 24 years in jail Friday for his role in a vicious attack on four women, as well as other crimes including robbery and opening an illegal gambling ring. The Guangyang Disrict People's Court in northern Hebei...

Spain arrests 32 allegedly linked to Italy's 'ndrangheta mob

Sep. 20, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has arrested 32 members of an organized crime group linked to the Italian ’ndrangheta mafia for alleged ties to large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering, Europol said Tuesday. The criminal gang, whose members are described as very violent, is...

El Salvador president re-election bid draws strong reaction

Sep. 16, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In the hours since El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced he would seek re-election despite a constitutional ban, opinion quickly divided. Those who want to give more time to the man who has arrested more than 50,000 people in the past six...

Police in Haiti blame gang members for slaying of 3 officers

Sep. 15, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s National Police said it is investigating the recent slaying of three officers that it blamed on gang members. The agency said a gang called “Ti Makak,” which means Little Macaques, killed the officers Tuesday in Laboule, a largely gated...

Dominican president bars Haitian ex-leader from his country

Sep. 08, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The president of the Dominican Republic has barred Haiti’s former interim prime minister — who is now an aspiring presidential candidate — from entering the country, a move that further heightens tensions between two nations that share the island of...

Jesuits remain in Mexican mountains after priests' killings

Sep. 05, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two months after a pair of Jesuit priests were killed in a remote mountain community in northern Mexico, the suspected killer remains on the loose and townspeople are frightened, but the religious order says it is not leaving. The killings of Javier Campos and...

China charges 28, probes corruption after attack on women

Aug. 29, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities said Monday that 28 people have been charged and 15 officials including police are being investigated for corruption two months after a brutal attack on several women in the northern city of Tangshan that sparked outrage and safety concerns. The...

Army program gives poor-performing recruits a second chance

Aug. 28, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Chaz Andrews has wanted to join the Army since he was 19, but he has failed the service's academic test more than 10 times over the past decade. Now, at age 29, Andrews thinks he has a real shot to pass, thanks to a new Army program that gives...

Judge rules Mexico's ex-attorney general to go to trial

Aug. 24, 2022 22:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The former attorney general who oversaw Mexico's original investigation into the 2014 disappearances of 43 students from a radical teachers college will go to trial on charges of forced disappearance, not reporting torture and official misconduct, a judge ruled Wednesday. ...

Mexico arrests ex-attorney general in missing students case

Aug. 20, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday they have arrested the attorney general in Mexico's previous administration on charges he committed abuses in the investigation of the 2014 disappearances of 43 students from a radical teacher college. Prosecutors also announced...