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Chicago girl, 8, dies after being struck by stray bullet

Jan. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-year-old Chicago girl who was walking with her mother when she was shot in the head and killed by a gunman targeting someone else on the city’s Southwest Side has been identified. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the victim Sunday as...

Honduran Congress splits, threatens new president's plans

Jan. 23, 2022 13:24 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro faced a growing crisis on Sunday as dueling sessions of the newly elected Congress elected different sets of leaders, threatening Castro's ability to carry out promised reforms. The president is to be inaugurated...

Ngannou keeps belt, Figueiredo reclaims title at UFC 270

Jan. 23, 2022 02:56 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francis Ngannou retained his UFC heavyweight title with a surprising display of superior grappling in a unanimous-decision victory over previously unbeaten Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on Saturday night. Deiveson Figueiredo also beat Brandon Moreno by unanimous...

2 priests, 2 lay people beatified in El Salvador

Jan. 22, 2022 22:12 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church beatified two priests and two lay people Saturday, all victims of right-wing death squads during El Salvador’s civil war. The Rev. Rutilio Grande, a Jesuit priest killed alongside friends Manuel Solorzano and teenager...

Fake ambulance with 28 migrants aboard found in Mexico

Jan. 22, 2022 22:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have detected many strange schemes to smuggle Central American migrants to the U.S. border, but on Saturday they said they found a new one: a fake ambulance loaded with 28 Nicaraguans, including nine unaccompanied children. Mexico’s...

Despite key win, Venezuela's opposition split over strategy

Jan. 22, 2022 18:28 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Iglenda Monzón lost her restaurant to Venezuela’s protracted economic crisis. Her daughters then emigrated to Colombia to find work and left behind two children. She and the boys sometimes go hungry and often do not have running water, electricity or gas. ...

Mexico's energy reform strains ties with US

Jan. 22, 2022 17:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s plan to favor its own state-owned electrical power plants and limit energy sales by private, foreign-built projects could affect U.S. investment in Mexico, officials said during bilateral talks this week. According to statements issued Friday, the...

Mexican president says he has drawn up a 'political will'

Jan. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke with unusual frankness about his health Saturday, acknowledging he spent the night in a Mexico City hospital after undergoing a cardiac catheterization Friday. López Obrador said he had prepared a...

Mexican president undergoes cardiac catheterization

Jan. 21, 2022 22:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador underwent cardiac catheterization Friday afternoon at a military hospital, the government announced. Interior Secretary Adán Augusto López Hernández said in a statement that based on a routine exam, doctors...

Morris, Weah, Dest, Zardes on US roster for WCup qualifiers

Jan. 21, 2022 21:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Morris, Tim Weah, Sergiño Dest and Gyasi Zardes returned from injuries to make the U.S. roster ahead of the next three World Cup qualifiers. Gio Reyna and Aaron Long were left off along with defenders John Brooks and Tim Ream, and forwards Daryl Dike, Jordan...