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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center Oceanfront, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Wildwood, N.J. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump looks to sign trade deal, show wins during impeachment

Jan. 29, 2020 1:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is eager to show off a big policy win during his impeachment trial by signing into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico. Trump made renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement a priority during his 2016 campaign, although trade...

Activist visits to Mexico's migrant centers up in air

Jan. 29, 2020 12:03 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's immigration agency announced Tuesday that it has temporarily suspended visits by civic, activist and religious groups to migrant detention centers, though its parent department later seemed to be backing away from the move. Such visits have long served as a safeguard to check...

2nd cocaine flight in 2 days lands in Mexico coastal state

Jan. 28, 2020 10:09 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials seized a small plane carrying cocaine from South America on Tuesday, the second such flight detected in two days, authorities said. Both planes landed in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo. The Defense Department said the latest flight originated in Argentina...

A sinkhole is surrounded by police tape after it appeared when a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba, at Public Beach on West Bay, Grand Cayman, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. The quake also hit the Cayman Islands, leaving cracked roads and what appeared to be sewage spilling from cracked mains. There were no immediate reports of deaths, injuries or more severe damage. (Taneos Ramsay/Cayman Compass via AP)

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

Jan. 28, 2020 9:44 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no reports of casualties or heavy damage. The quake was centered 139 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Montego...

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'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war

Jan. 28, 2020 9:01 PM EST

During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The writer was of mostly white descent, and Gurba felt the book didn't ring true. “I was reading...

FILW - This Dec. 3, 2018 file photo provided by the Mexican Presidential press office shows the presidential airplane at the presidential hangar at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. Mexico is trying to sell its luxurious presidential jet to Canada, but will raffle the plane off if the Canadians don't want it, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Mexican Presidential press office via AP, File)

Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada; raffle next

Jan. 28, 2020 7:35 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is trying to sell its luxurious presidential jet to Canada, but will raffle the plane off if the Canadians don't want it, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday. The offer marks the latest chapter in a desperate effort to unload the large and lavish Boeing...

Daniel Suarez gets NASCAR ride 2 weeks before Daytona 500

Jan. 28, 2020 6:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez landed a job two weeks before the NASCAR season begins when Gaunt Brothers Racing signed the Mexican driver for the No. 96 Toyota in the Cup Series. Suarez learned during the final weekend of last season in November that Stewart-Haas Racing was letting him go after one...

Yale University art gallery to present exhibit on lynching

Jan. 28, 2020 4:25 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — In 1952, while a student at La Esmeralda, Mexico’s national school of art, American artist John Wilson (1922-2015) painted a powerful mural that he titled “The Incident.” The fresco depicted a scene of a racial-terror lynching at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan,...

Man arrested in case of two people found slain, burned

Jan. 28, 2020 10:20 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the deaths of two people whose burned bodies were found earlier this month near Yakima. Jesus Antonio Perez is facing two counts of aggravated murder in the killings of Alyson Harris, 32, and Miguel Martinez-Vasquez, 24, the Yakima...

Soldier slain, general wounded during Mexico drug plane raid

Jan. 27, 2020 8:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican soldier was killed and a general wounded Monday when traffickers opened fire on a military patrol that sought to intercept a drug plane as it landed on a roadway, officials said. The dramatic pre-dawn shootout in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo showed the brazenness...