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Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Feb. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by tens of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for basic goods...

2 French pilots who fled Dominican Republic go on trial

Feb. 18, 2019 6:40 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Two French pilots who made a mysterious escape from the Dominican Republic in 2015 are going on trial in southern France accused of international cocaine trafficking. Pascal Jean Fauret and Bruno Odos are among nine defendants in a trial beginning Monday in Aix-en-Provence. The circumstances...

McCarrick's rise through church hierarchy began as altar boy

Feb. 16, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick's rise through the Catholic Church hierarchy, during which he established a reputation as a globe-trotting human rights advocate before being brought down by sex abuse scandals, began as an altar boy in New York City. McCarrick, who recently became the...

Armed bar attack kills 5, wounds 5 more in Mexico's Cancun

Feb. 16, 2019 3:53 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said in a statement that the attack took place in a club called La Kuka, which is located on a main avenue...

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Feb. 15, 2019 7:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday and...

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

Feb. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country. Moise said during a televised address late Thursday that he...

White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall

Feb. 15, 2019 6:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems. The administration has been eyeing several pots of money...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Feb. 15, 2019 12:00 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Venezuela's renewed political crisis rolled on, with opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro both staging big rallies while foreign...

Panama to build migrant shelter as hundreds of Cubans enter

Feb. 14, 2019 6:58 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's government says it will build a migrant shelter on its southern border with Colombia, after the latest wave of migrants crossed into the country. Some 716 migrants, mostly Cubans, entered Panama over the weekend through the jungle province of Darien. The director of Panama's...

Cueto pitched with severe pain in elbow nearly 3 years

Feb. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For nearly three years, Johnny Cueto pitched with a stabbing pain in his right elbow. He won 18 games for San Francisco in 2016 and started the All-Star game that year dealing with the discomfort. How he did so, Cueto isn't sure. And the animated right-hander can now envision how...