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Diplomats' brain scans show differences, add to Cuba mystery

Jul. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Advanced brain scans found perplexing differences in U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, a finding that only heightens the mystery of what may have happened to them, a new study says. Extensive imaging tests showed the workers had less white...

Tong: state pardons being ignored by immigration officials

Jul. 23, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong argued Tuesday that federal immigration authorities have begun attempting to deport some residents with past criminal records, even though their prior crimes were completely pardoned by the state's Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Democrat...

Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens

Jul. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory's governor. One of the search warrants said that government officials...

The Latest: Prosecutors target leaked Puerto Rico chat case

Jul. 23, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on protests against Puerto Rico's governor (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Puerto Rico judge has issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials tied to a crude and offensive online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that could bring down...

Puerto Rico judge issues search warrants for phones of government officials tied to chat that sparked political crisis

Jul. 23, 2019 9:31 AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico judge issues search warrants for phones of government officials tied to chat that sparked political crisis.

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

Jul. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin. "This right now is a dream," he said as he gestured toward the massive crowd in Puerto Rico's capital. "The people are united." Troche believes Puerto...

The Latest: Trump says he's 'best thing' for Puerto Rico

Jul. 22, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on protests against Puerto Rico's governor (all times local): 3:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico" and he's renewing his attacks on the U.S. territory's officials on a day when tens of thousands are marching on...

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

Jul. 22, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin. "This right now is a dream," he said as he gestured toward the massive crowd in Puerto Rico's capital. "The people are united." Troche believes Puerto...

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Jul. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers. The...

Tropical depression forms offshore from South Florida

Jul. 22, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed in warm waters offshore of South Florida. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the tropical depression emerged Monday afternoon about 120 miles (195 kilometers) southeast of West Palm Beach and has top sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph). It's moving to...