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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

Oct. 29, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women, filming many of them while they were unconscious, according to federal prosecutors. Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested earlier this month in San Diego, where he had moved...

Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon speaks in front of newly replaced border wall sections Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. Top Trump administration officials will visit South Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, attempting to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. But most of the wall went up in areas that already had smaller barriers. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election

Oct. 29, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. While most of the wall went up in areas...

This Oct. 19, 2020 photo provided by the San Diego Police Department shows an evidence photo of what San Diego police say was a metal curtain rod that José Alfredo Castro Gutierrez was weilding when police officers fired upon him in San Diego, Calif. Mexican officials have strongly criticized the killing and a fatal shooting of a Mexican man four days later by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego. The Mexican consul general in San Diego, said men in both incidents had psychological problems. (San Diego Police Department via AP)

Video shows San Diego police shooting man who charged them

Oct. 29, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Video from home surveillance and police body cameras show a San Diego police officer fatally shooting a mentally ill Mexican man last week who was wielding a metal curtain rod when he charged officers. Mexican officials have strongly criticized the Oct. 19 killing and another fatal...

Ray Garcia sweeps water from her home after a boat washed up against it, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Oct. 29, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into Louisiana and made a beeline across the South, leaving shattered buildings, thousands of downed trees and fresh anguish over a record-setting hurricane season. From the bayous of the...

Soldiers stand guard near the site where mass graves were found in Salvatierra, Guanajuato state, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. A Mexican search group said Wednesday it has found 59 bodies in a series of clandestine burial pits in the north-central state of Guanajuato, and that more could still be excavated. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)

Searchers find 59 bodies in Mexico mass graves, dig for more

Oct. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

SALVATIERRA, Mexico (AP) — Search teams dug for more remains Thursday at a site in central Mexico where 59 bodies have already been found in clandestine graves over the past week in an area known as a cartel battleground. It was the largest such burial site found to date in Guanajuato, the state with the...

Police destroy shack homes as they carry out the eviction of a squatters camp in Guernica, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. A court ordered the eviction of families who are squatting here since July, but the families say they have nowhere to go amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentine police evict protesters occupying contested land

Oct. 29, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

GUERNICA, Argentina (AP) — Argentine police clashed with a group of protesters on Thursday while evicting them from makeshift homes on a contested property south of the capital, Buenos Aires. Six police officers were injured and at least 30 people were arrested, according to authorities. Hundreds of...

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, forensic police investigators collect human remains found in a container outside an office building in Asuncion, Paraguay.  Serbian police said Thursday Oct. 29, 2020, they have arrested two people in connection with the recent discovery of seven bodies found in a container shipment of fertilizers in Paraguay.(AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Serbia police arrest 2 over 7 bodies found in Paraguay

Oct. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police said Thursday they have arrested two people in connection with the recent discovery in Paraguay of seven bodies found in a shipment of fertilizer. A Moroccan and an Algerian national are suspected of people smuggling and illegal crossing of state borders, police said...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, an asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. A federal judge on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, urged the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds of parents who were separated from their children after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border beginning in 2017. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

Oct. 29, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a “pilot program” in Texas left child-welfare officials scrambling to find empty beds for babies taken from their parents in a preview of bigger problems to come, according to a...

A framed image of Argentine-born Cuban Revolutionary hero Ernesto

Many Cubans hope US election will lead to renewed ties

Oct. 29, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Not so long ago the tables at Woow!!! restaurant in Havana were filled with tourists ordering mojitos and plates of grilled octopus. But as President Donald Trump rolled back Obama-era measures opening Cuba relations, the restaurant grew increasingly empty. Now entrepreneurs like...