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'Roma,' 'Cold War' among foreign-language Oscar nominees

Jan. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's autobiographical masterpiece "Roma" and Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's 20th-century romance...

The Latest: Slain couple were fixtures of rodeo community

Jan. 22, 2019 2:11 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally and accused of killing four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, adding fuel to the immigration debate (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Two victims of a killing spree in Nevada that has been blamed on a man from El Salvador...

Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 93

Jan. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 93 on Tuesday after four more injured people died at hospitals. Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Tuesday that 46 victims who were severely burned were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston,...

Brazilian leader at odds with Davos focus on environment

Jan. 22, 2019 1:39 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to work "in harmony with the world" to cut carbon emissions, aiming to quell international concerns that his country, the main custodian of the oxygen-rich Amazon, could put economic interests over environmental ones. The environment...

Man linked to 4 killings suspected of being in US illegally

Jan. 22, 2019 1:36 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally shot and killed four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, officials said, adding fuel to the immigration debate. Wilbur Martinez-Guzman, 20, is from El Salvador, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday. The agency did not...

Bolivia's Morales marks 13 years in power, seeks new term

Jan. 22, 2019 1:31 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales celebrated his 13 years in office on Tuesday amid controversy over whether he should be allowed to run again for the presidency. Last year, Bolivia's top electoral court accepted Morales' candidacy for a fourth term despite a constitutional ban and...

German prosecutors drop decades-old Chilean murder case

Jan. 22, 2019 1:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've dropped their investigation into possible accessory to murder charges against a man for a crime allegedly committed in a secretive German colony in Chile more than four decades ago. Muenster prosecutors said Tuesday there wasn't enough evidence to bring charges...

'The whole world will see it': Crafting the papal chair

Jan. 22, 2019 12:32 PM EST

LOS POZOS, Panama (AP) — A handful of carpenters were putting the finishing details on a towering cedar chair, detailed with carvings and crowned by a triangular pediment. Still missing were its white upholstery and two ornamental shields representing the Vatican and Pope Francis, who will use it when he...

The Latest: Police say 'floating objects' seen in search

Jan. 22, 2019 12:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the search for small passenger plane that disappeared over the English Channel with Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala on board (all times local): ___ 5:10 p.m. Police searching for the small passenger plane that disappeared near the Channel Islands say "a number of floating...

Puerto Rico leaders meet to fight rise in brazen violence

Jan. 22, 2019 11:56 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of government officials and community leaders met in Puerto Rico's capital on Tuesday to brainstorm ways to fight drug trafficking and other crimes as the U.S. territory faces a dwindling police force and an increase in brazen daylight violence. Gov. Ricardo Rossello...