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Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico

Oct. 23, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Over 2,000 migrants, mainly Central Americans, began walking out of a city in southern Mexico on Saturday where they have essentially been trapped. The migrants walked along a highway leading west and north toward the U.S. border, and pushed...

Center in UP to look at impact of oil spills in freshwater

Oct. 23, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula has been selected as a hub for a center that will look at the impacts of oil spills in freshwater environments. The U.S. Coast Guard National Center of Expertise for...

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of some of the teens and young men from stories...

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures — wallet-size, black-and-white images of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust — in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of...

N Korea slams US for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China

Oct. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China through its “reckless” backing of Taiwan, and said that the growing U.S. military presence in the region constitutes a potential threat to the North. ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alcovy 13, Lakeside-Evans 3 Allatoona 23, Kell 12 Apalachee 35, Walnut Grove 7 Archer 50, Discovery 0 Athens Academy 30, Athens Christian 14 Augusta...

US military says it killed al-Qaida leader in drone strike

Oct. 22, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it killed a senior al-Qaida leader in an airstrike Friday in northwest Syria. Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike. ...

Coast Guard monitoring 40 adrift shipping containers

Oct. 22, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — About 40 shipping containers tumbled into the Pacific Ocean in rough seas west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca entrance on Friday, authorities said. The U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest said on Twitter Friday afternoon that the ship lost the...

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

Oct. 22, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending the island if it is attacked. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang...

Marine vet foils Arizona robbery by grabbing suspect's gun

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who disarmed a teenage robbery suspect in an Arizona gas station by grabbing his gun says he was “doing what needed to be done." James Kilcer said he was talking to the clerk on Wednesday when the gun-pointing suspect...