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Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid

Apr. 23, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

TONALA, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and then spending the night in the woods after hundreds were detained in a...

Venezuelan opposition envoy addresses OAS

Apr. 23, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Venezuelan opposition envoy addressed the Organization of American States from his country's seat Tuesday, the first time it has happened in the two decades since a socialist administration rose to power in the South American nation. Gustavo Tarre delivered a speech during a session...

Promoter sues USSF over proposed Ecuador match in Florida

Apr. 23, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, asking a court to order the governing body to sanction an Ecuador league match in Florida. Relevent Sports filed suit Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging the USSF illegally denied its application to have Ecuador's Barcelona...

Justin Thomas launches foundation for children, military

Apr. 23, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn't anything he threw together overnight. "We've been talking about it the last couple of years," Thomas said. "My mom has done an unbelievable job of making sure everything was done properly. We've talked to so many other athletes,...

Anguilla releases new details in US tourist murder case

Apr. 23, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Anguilla released new details Tuesday in an investigation involving a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker during a family vacation, a case that has caused racial tensions on a Caribbean island that caters to wealthy vacationers. Police...

Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva

Apr. 23, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's second-highest court reduced the sentence of incarcerated former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday, opening the possibility he could be moved to house arrest later this year. The Superior Court of Justice vote was in response to a request by da Silva's lawyers...

Bishop critical of Nicaragua's Ortega leaves for Vatican

Apr. 23, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop who has been outspoken in his criticism of President Daniel Ortega over Nicaragua's political standoff left the country Tuesday after being called to the Vatican indefinitely by Pope Francis. Speaking at Managua's international airport, where no members of...

Nishikori advances, Zverev eliminated early in Barcelona

Apr. 23, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev lost to 81st-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Barcelona Open on Tuesday after failing to convert a match point, while former champion Kei Nishikori and third-seeded Dominic Thiem easily advanced to the third round. Zverev lost 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) to Jarry, a...

Puerto Rico to demolish 16K structures damaged by Maria

Apr. 23, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government says it plans to demolish 16,000 structures that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago. Officials said Tuesday that they expect to obtain a total of $400 million in federal funds for the project, pending approval by federal...

Authorities: Death toll rises to 30 in Colombia landslide

Apr. 23, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The death toll in a devastating landslide that flowed over homes in a small community in southwestern Colombia has risen to 30. National disaster response agency director Eduardo Gonzalez says workers initially recovered the bodies of 17 people following the slide early Sunday in...