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Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified. Minutes later, she joined the crowd with her own three...

Biden risks troubled Americas summit in Los Angeles

May. 21, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden travels in Asia, his administration is scrambling to salvage next month’s summit focused on Latin America. The Summit of the Americas, which the United States is hosting for the first time since the inaugural event in 1994, has risked...

Browns' Watson caps busy week as NFL investigation continues

May. 20, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's week included meeting with NFL investigators and golf in the Bahamas with his new Browns teammates. Next week he'll be back on the field, and under more public scrutiny. Some of the women who have accused Cleveland's quarterback of...

US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico status

May. 20, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of mostly Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. The draft proposal unveiled at an online...

US official: Biden mulls Cuba invitation for Americas summit

May. 20, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is considering inviting a Cuban representative to the Summit of the Americas, a U.S. official said Friday, as his administration tries to salvage an event that risks collapsing over disagreements about the guest list. It's unclear if Cuba...

Surgeon: Pilot had remarkable recovery after passing out

May. 20, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 64-year-old pilot of a small plane who became incapacitated, leaving his passenger with no flying experience to land the Cessna in Florida earlier this month, suffered a tear in his aorta, his surgeon said. Dr. Nishant Patel, a cardiothoracic...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

May. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

May 12 to May 19, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP Photo Editor Tomas Stargadter in Mexico City. Follow AP visual...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says she's engaged to longtime partner

May. 19, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday she's engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts, a marketing professional she met over a decade ago while they were undergraduates at Boston University. The pair got engaged last month in her family's hometown in...

Puerto Rico firefighter accused in illegal migration case

May. 19, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A firefighter lieutenant has been accused of transporting and harboring migrants who entered Puerto Rico illegally, federal authorities announced Thursday. Pedro Rafael Rodríguez Garnier, 54, allegedly met and transported multiple migrants in the...

Ex-interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleads guilty to corruption

May. 19, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a bribery conspiracy just weeks after the ex-mayor he replaced pleaded guilty in the same case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Ramón Conde Meléndez, who also once...