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Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

Nov. 14, 2019 4:24 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico. “Evo: Friend, the people are with...

Mexico commission blames authorities in 2017 school collapse

Nov. 13, 2019 8:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says authorities apparently acted with corruption or negligence in allowing the operation of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City’s September 2017 earthquake. The governmental commission said Wednesday that authorities...

Chiefs owner Hunt touts reduced preseason, 17-game schedule

Nov. 13, 2019 2:53 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of the Kansas City Chiefs believes the NFL must “seriously consider” reducing the preseason and expanding the regular season to 17 games, giving the league additional inventory that would allow for more games internationally. Clark Hunt, the most visible...

Chargers elevate game by practicing at Air Force Academy

Nov. 12, 2019 8:06 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The things Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler misses about growing up in Colorado: Mountains, all four seasons and being able to catch his breath after a long run. That thin air left him winded a few times Tuesday during a practice at the Air Force Academy....

Descendants meet in Mexico on 500th anniversary of conquest

Nov. 8, 2019 8:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. The hope was that the meeting, at a colonial church where Cortés is buried, would go better than the...

Chargers face tough schedule, long odds after Raiders loss

Nov. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' brief winning streak evaporated into Oakland's Black Hole on Thursday night — and it might have swallowed their hopes for a return to the playoffs, too. A 26-24 defeat to the Raiders ended Los Angeles' two-game spurt and dropped the Bolts to 4-6...

Descendants meet in Mexico on 500th anniversary of conquest

Nov. 8, 2019 7:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. The hope was that the meeting, at a colonial church where Cortés is buried, would go better than the...

Mexico finds human-built 'mammoth traps' 15,000 years old

Nov. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican anthropologists say they have found two human-built pits dug 15,000 years ago to trap mammoths. Researchers from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday the pits were found during excavations on land that was to be used as a garbage dump. The pits...

Argentine, Mexican leaders meet on trade and cooperation

Nov. 4, 2019 10:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernández met with his Mexican soon-to-be counterpart Monday seeking to boost bilateral and regional cooperation in his first foreign trip since winning election last month. Fernández said topics of discussion with Andrés Manuel López...

Demonstrators demand halt to killings of women in Mexico

Nov. 3, 2019 5:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of women and girls murdered or missing in Mexico marched through the capital Sunday carrying over 100 purple crosses inscribed with the names of victims, demanding justice for their loved ones and improved efforts to investigate their cases. Bearing T-shirts and signs with...