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The Latest: Tropical Storm Karen enters southeast Caribbean

Sep. 22, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5 p.m. Tropical Storm Karen is continuing to spread blustery winds and flooding rains around the southern Windward Islands. Karen formed earlier Sunday and is now about 85 miles (140 kilometers) northwest of Grenada. The National Hurricane...

53 people illegally in US found in tractor-trailer in Texas

Sep. 22, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says agents at a checkpoint in Texas found 53 migrants who had entered the country illegally hiding in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer. The Border Patrol said Friday that the migrants were found Tuesday during a search of the truck at a checkpoint on...

Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for 1st time

Sep. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

Israel qualified for the Olympic baseball tournament for the first time, with former major leaguer Danny Valencia hitting a three-run homer in an 11-1, eight-inning rout of South Africa on Sunday at Parma, Italy. Israel earned the Europe/Africa berth and joined host Japan in the six-nation Olympic event, to be...

11th named storm of hurricane season develops in Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The 11th named storm of the hurricane season has developed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday near the Windward Islands. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 kph). A tropical storm warning was in effect for Trinidad and Tobago,...

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

Sep. 22, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor. Ivan Duque made the...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

Sep. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

Munoz shoots 63, leads Sanderson Farms by 1 shot

Sep. 21, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz and Carlos Ortiz both went to North Texas, live in the Dallas area and have played plenty of practice rounds together. The next occasion will have a lot more at stake. Munoz made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to take the lead and saved par with a 7-foot putt...

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

Sep. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit and was reduced to a tropical storm Saturday as it headed up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded Lorena to a tropical storm Saturday...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sep. 21, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes firefighters dousing the embers of a forest fire in Indonesia; protesters in...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...