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AP Interview: Border official says aid needed to save lives

Jun. 20, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When 16-year-old Carlos Hernandez Vasquez fell ill in a holding facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was diagnosed with the flu and given medication, then sent back to a cell to recuperate on a concrete bench. But Carlos didn't get better. The Guatemalan migrant died May 20 from flu...

Guardado scores 2 as Mexico beats Canada 3-1

Jun. 20, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mexico coach Gerardo Martino held out one of his best players against Canada in the Gold Cup. But when an injury left the team short-handed, he subbed in Andres Guardado. The captain came through to lead his national team to victory. Guardado had two goals in the second half, Roberto Alvarado...

APNewsBreak: Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases

Jun. 20, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now a state board in Texas...

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Jun. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic's attorney general and national...

Trust in single power line played role in Argentine outage

Jun. 19, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Overconfidence in the capacity of a single transmission line may have played a role in a massive power outage that left Argentina and parts of Uruguay and Paraguay in the dark three days ago, experts said Wednesday. Argentina's government said the origin of the blackout was...

Mexico's Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

Jun. 19, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico's upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the...

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela

Jun. 19, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official arrived in Venezuela Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence. On her first visit to the South...

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Jun. 19, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Wednesday night that eliminated the Scots from the Women's World Cup....

Dominican Republic lead prosecutor says shooting of ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was result of mistaken identity

Jun. 19, 2019 6:10 PM EDT
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican Republic lead prosecutor says shooting of ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was result of mistaken identity.

United States and Sweden highlight final group stage day

Jun. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The United States will finally face a tough opponent in the Women's World Cup, and it's a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions wrap up the group stage Thursday with a match against nemesis Sweden. Which U.S. team shows up...