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Orlando ‘credible messengers’ combat youth violence

Jan. 22, 2022 03:15 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Days before Christmas, 24 fighters ranging from 5 to 17 years old were warming up to showcase their skills in the caged octagon set up in the parking lot of the New Image Youth Center in Parramore. Dozens of chairs were set up around the ring but many among the scores who...

US drops case against MIT professor Gang Chen, who was accused of hiding work he did for the Chinese government

Jan. 20, 2022 10:07 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US drops case against MIT professor Gang Chen, who was accused of hiding work he did for the Chinese government.

Arizona history-Jan. 23-29

Jan. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 23 On this date in 1874, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford appointed a Territorial Board to arrange for an Arizona exhibit at the Centennial celebration to be held in Philadelphia. On this date in 1916, a levee on the Colorado River broke, covering the city of Yuma...

Mexican governor says predecessor made deals with gangs

Jan. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s Morelos state claimed Monday his predecessor and the previous police chief negotiated with a drug gang. Gov. Cuauhtémoc Blanco had himself been forced to deny any drug links earlier this month after a 3-year-old photo surfaced showing...

Mexico gang leader sentenced to 60 years in prison

Jan. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of a crime gang notorious for siphoning gasoline from government fuel ducts has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for kidnapping, according to authorities in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. José Antonio Yépez Ortiz had been one of Mexico's...

Ex-Mexican prosecutor so corrupt he betrayed drug cartel

Jan. 14, 2022 18:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former Mexican state prosecutor was so corrupt even the crooks who paid him off couldn’t trust him, according to a report released this week by the Mexican government’s Interior Department. The department's National Search Commission issued the report as...

Report: Dozens of El Salvador journalists, activists hacked

Jan. 14, 2022 10:53 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador had their cellphones repeatedly hacked with sophisticated spyware over the past year and a half, an internet watchdog said Wednesday. Reporting on its latest findings about use of the Israeli firm...

Court decision deals blow to Boston police gang database

Jan. 12, 2022 16:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the Boston Police Department’s controversial gang database. A panel of judges for the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled Monday in favor of Cristian Joshue Diaz Ortiz, a Salvadoran national who maintains...

Haiti honors victims of massive earthquake 12 years later

Jan. 12, 2022 15:10 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flags at half-mast flapped in the wind Wednesday as Haiti honored the estimated 316,000 people who died in a devastating earthquake that hit 12 years ago. Prime Minister Ariel Henry and other government officials clad in black suits visited the monument...

Macron talks up security in French conservative stronghold

Jan. 10, 2022 11:40 AM EST

NICE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to his country's Mediterranean coast on Monday to talk about internal security, making a pit stop in the city where an extremist drove a cargo truck into a Bastille Day crowd in 2016, killing 86 people and injuring hundreds. ...