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Blind children in Chile get solar eclipse experience

Jun. 25, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A group of children at a Chilean school for the blind used sound and braille Tuesday to experience conditions that resemble a total solar eclipse. The project at the Hellen Keller school in Santiago comes a week before a July 2 solar eclipse that will plunge parts of South America...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Jun. 22, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes Summer Solstice celebrants at Stonehenge; anti-government demonstrations in...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean auxiliary bishop

Jun. 14, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of the Chilean capital city just 24 days after he appointed him to the post, church officials said Friday. Bishop Carlos Eugenio Irarrázabal had become embroiled in controversy after he recently said there were no...

Rescue launched for 3 Bolivians trapped in Chile mine

Jun. 14, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Specialized teams have begun an effort to rescue three Bolivians trapped deep underground in a mine in northern Chile, authorities said Friday. The San José mine collapsed late Thursday, trapping the men at a depth of nearly 330 feet (100 meters). Local officials confirmed that...

US women beat Mexico 3-0 before starting title defense

May. 26, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Fans spelled out the message at the end of the national anthem, unfurling a huge banner behind the goal on the south end of Red Bull Arena: "ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR FOUR" it read, with a large gold star in the center. Ten prep games for the U.S. women's soccer team this year ended...