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Category 3 Willa hits Mexico's coast, starts to weaken

Oct. 23, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the dangerous Category 3 storm hit near...

The Latest: Analyst says aid cut for CentAm could backfire

Oct. 23, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States (all times local): 3:10 p.m. An analyst with Moody's Analytics says that if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on cutting or reducing aid to Central America, it could backfire by...

Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

Oct. 23, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted its arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler killed in a road accident, and to rest weary, blistered feet and try to heal illnesses and injuries...

New documents contradict Florida Democratic nominee Gillum

Oct. 23, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has asserted he paid his way on trips to Costa Rica and New York City that are now the focus of an ongoing ethics investigation, but newly released documents appear to contradict the Tallahassee mayor. Text messages, video,...

Ex-mayor gets 15 years in prison on corruption charges

Oct. 23, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for rigging municipal contracts in a scheme to raise money for his political campaigns for higher office. Ed Pawlowski, 53, was convicted in March of dozens of federal charges, including...

Students sue Texas county, allege voting rights violations

Oct. 23, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of students from a historically black university have filed a lawsuit alleging a southeast Texas county is suppressing the voting rights of its black residents. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Houston on Monday, five Prairie View A&M University students allege Waller...

San Francisco is allowing noncitizens to vote, but few will

Oct. 23, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has become the largest U.S. city to give people in the country illegally and other noncitizens the right to vote in a local election, but the possibility of the Trump administration learning their identities appears to have kept people away: only 35 noncitizens have...

Baltimore program to steer 'squeegee kids' to other work

Oct. 23, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Young "squeegee kids" who wash car windshields while darting in and out of Baltimore traffic could eventually go from street hustling to conventional employment under a privately-funded program pitched by the city's mayor. Aiming to solve the decades-old issue, rekindled amid more motorist...

AP FACT CHECK: DeSantis wrong on Tallahassee crime rate

Oct. 23, 2018 1:50 PM EDT

During the first Florida gubernatorial debate between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, DeSantis repeatedly said Gillum presides over a city that has the highest crime rate in the state. Crime statistics show that claim to be incorrect. Gillum countered that...

Puerto Ricans fight for insurance money a year after Maria

Oct. 23, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

DORADO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Puerto Ricans have been forced to drain their savings, close their businesses, or resign themselves to living with structural damage as they fight insurance companies over millions of dollars' worth of claims that have gone unanswered or unpaid more than a year after...