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Omicron slamming S. American hospitals as workers fall ill

Jan. 17, 2022 12:40 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The coronavirus' omicron variant starting to barrel across South America is pressuring hospitals whose employees are taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19′s third wave. A major hospital in Bolivia's largest city stopped...

Reyna likely out for Dortmund until after qualifying break

Jan. 17, 2022 11:20 AM EST

Gio Reyna probably won't play for Borussia Dortmund until after the international break, making it unlikely he will make the roster for the United States' next three World Cup qualifiers. Reyna has not played in any games since injuring his right hamstring during the Americans’...

Mexico president returns after 2nd COVID-19 infection

Jan. 17, 2022 10:52 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to his morning news conference Monday following a week of isolation for his second coronavirus infection. The president used his relatively speedy recovery to remark on the lighter symptoms of the omicron...

Migrant caravan from Honduras stopped in Guatemala

Jan. 16, 2022 00:01 AM EST

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Several hundred migrants who had departed from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula Saturday in hopes of reaching the United States entered Guatemalan territory where they were intercepted by authorities who began talks on returning them to their homelands. ...

'It's like the Bahamas': Bills fans brave frigid weather

Jan. 15, 2022 19:14 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — There’s no “Brrrrrrr” in Bills Mafia. Amid the warm orange glow of Bunsen burners lightning up the parking lots surrounding Highmark Stadium, frigid, single-digit temperatures didn’t prevent Buffalo Bills fans from throwing a party in the hours...

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying

Jan. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police said Saturday that a former senator who is a prominent suspect in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was...

Officials say former Haitian senator sought in slaying of President Jovenel Moïse arrested in Jamaica; others detained

Jan. 15, 2022 13:12 PM EST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Officials say former Haitian senator sought in slaying of President Jovenel Moïse arrested in Jamaica; others detained.

Icon of French left Taubira joins crowded presidential race

Jan. 15, 2022 12:28 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — A progressive icon from the South American territory of French Guiana on Saturday joined the race for France’s presidential election in April, promising to push back against the “discourse of hate” that has stained the campaign and seeking to unite France's...

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...

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Jan. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by U.S. pharmaceutical...