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Scion of wealthy NYC family, Morgenthau was DA for decades

Jul. 22, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost like he was out of Central Casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of...

Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan DA, dies at 99

Jul. 22, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday. Morgenthau died at Manhattan's Lenox Hill...

Puerto Rico prepares for massive protest to expel governor

Jul. 22, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico braced early Monday for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to take over one of the...

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

Jul. 21, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they were not...

Serbia's president says Kosovo PM's resignation is a 'trick'

Jul. 20, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The surprise decision by Kosovo's prime minister to step down over a call for questioning from a Hague-based court has been slammed as a "political trick" by Serbia's president. Aleksandar Vucic said Saturday that Ramush Haradinaj's resignation the day before was designed to rally...

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

Jul. 19, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege. Motorcyclists, celebrities, horse enthusiasts and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Puerto Ricans have swarmed outside La Fortaleza (The Fort) in Old...

Kosovo PM resigns following Hague war crimes court summons

Jul. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister resigned Friday after being invited for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Ramush Haradinaj said he agreed to be interviewed at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers next week and...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Protests-Miranda story

Jul. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 17 about a New York City protest against Puerto Rico's governor, The Associated Press misidentified the status of Puerto Rico. It is a U.S. territory, not a country. A corrected version of the story is below: Lin-Manuel Miranda joins rally against Puerto Rico governor...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. People in Puerto Rico took to the streets to demand that Gov. Ricardo Rossello resign after the leak of online chats that showed him making...

Puerto Ricans try to forge movement to oust governor

Jul. 18, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cruise passengers drifted through the streets of Old San Juan Thursday as shop owners took plywood down from store windows and painted over graffiti demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign. On a colonial plaza behind the governor's mansion, a small group of men and women...