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Patron tackles Australian robber with bar stool, pot plant

Jul. 6, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A patron at a hotel on Australia's Gold Coast has foiled a holdup by attacking the robber with a bar stool and a pot plant. A video release by the Queensland police shows a hooded man enter the Mermaid Beach Hotel in the early hours of Friday morning and threaten a female...

Natural causes, not mining fatality, caused death in Nevada

Jul. 2, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

EUREKA, Nev. (AP) — Federal safety regulators say a death reported as a mining fatality in Nevada earlier this year was the result of natural causes. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration rescinded its findings last week in the May 13 death of 57-year-old Dean Pilcher of Eureka, Colorado. The...

Toxic mix of gangs, vigilantes fuels rising Mexican violence

Jun. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

XALTIANGUIS, Mexico (AP) — What now passes for the law in Xaltianguis, a little town on the road to Acapulco, arrived with a car bomb and butchery. A heavily armed vigilante force took over the town in the Mexican state of Guerrero last month by driving out a rival band, blowing up a car with gas cylinders...

Argentina Supreme court upholds glacier protection law

Jun. 4, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Supreme Court upheld the country's glacier protection law Tuesday, rejecting an effort by mining giant Barrick Gold Corp. to have it declared unconstitutional. The decision was praised by environmentalists and marked a setback for one of the world's biggest gold...