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Chargers elevate game by practicing at Air Force Academy

Nov. 12, 2019 7:33 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The things Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler misses about growing up in Colorado: Mountains, all four seasons and being able to catch his breath after a long run. That thin air left him winded a few times Tuesday during a practice at the Air Force Academy....

Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

Nov. 12, 2019 7:26 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second...

Chile enters 26th day of protest with strike, huge marches

Nov. 12, 2019 7:25 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests against social inequality continued for a 26th day with huge demonstrations across Chile and a national strike that brought much of the country to a standstill Tuesday, while the value of the national currency fell to a record low. Thousands of people marched peacefully in...

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

Nov. 12, 2019 7:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall as the pace of construction raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration's critics. The administration has begun work on...

The Latest: Opening statements held in activist's trial

Nov. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial against a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 5 p.m. Attorneys have delivered opening statements in the retrial of an Arizona border activist after a federal judge banned the defense from mentioning President Donald Trump...

Pact reached to avert government shutdown through Dec. 20

Nov. 12, 2019 6:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House lawmaker announced Tuesday that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey,...

FBI investigating killing of US women and children in Mexico

Nov. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — FBI agents are in Mexico helping investigate the fatal shootings of nine American women and children in northern Mexico last week. FBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee said Tuesday that agents are "providing assistance at the invitation of the Mexican Government." "The FBI remains committed to...

Bolivia clashes after opposition leader assumes as president

Nov. 12, 2019 6:35 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Clashes broke out in the streets of the Bolivian capital Tuesday evening after an opposition leader in the Senate declared herself the country's interim president following the resignation of Evo Morales. Jeanine Añez assumed temporary control of the Senate late in the day,...

Opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate declares herself the country's interim president after resignation of Evo Morales

Nov. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EST
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate declares herself the country's interim president after resignation of Evo Morales.

The Latest: Bolivia Senate leader declares herself president

Nov. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on Bolivia's political turmoil (all times local): 7 p.m. An opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate has declared herself the country's interim president after the resignation of Evo Morales. The 52-year-old Jeanine Añez took temporary control of the Senate late Tuesday,...