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Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

Jul. 21, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they were not...

5 shot dead, 6 wounded in Acapulco bar near beach

Jul. 21, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen killed five men and wounded six other people at a popular bar in Acapulco on Sunday, the latest in a string of violent incidents for the once-glamorous Pacific Coast resort city that has fallen on hard times. The Guerrero state prosecutor's office said the shootings took...

US notes advance in Mexican migration enforcement

Jul. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Sunday that Mexico has made progress on migration enforcement, while expressing hope that El Salvador can stem the tide of migrants north from that Central American country. Pompeo spent the morning with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo...

Embattled Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election but won't resign; steps down as head of his party

Jul. 21, 2019 5:55 PM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Embattled Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election but won't resign; steps down as head of his party.

Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19

Jul. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol. The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation continues, but so far it has counted 14 men and five women who have died after drinking adulterated liquor since...

Brazil leader criticizes agency over deforestation report

Jul. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro again criticized a state agency that monitors the Amazon, saying Sunday that its latest report on increased deforestation damages Brazil's reputation amid what he says is an "environmental psychosis" overseas about environmental protection in South...

The Latest: Mariano Rivera inducted into Baseball HOF

Jul. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. Mariano Rivera has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Taking the podium last as he predicted, the former New York Yankees star reliever had to wait for the chants of his name to stop...

US hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

Jul. 21, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. For decades, the U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in...

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...

Some asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico help each other

Jul. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Mexico (AP) — A small group of asylum seekers sit under a canopy on the side of a road leading into the United States, chatting to pass the time as a blazing desert sun pushes the heat into triple digits and fumes roll in from dozens of cars lined up to cross the U.S.-Mexico border....