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Colombia church massacre victims ID’d with DNA put to rest

Nov. 18, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Relatives of those killed in a Colombia massacre put their loved ones to rest Monday nearly two decades after the attack – while also warning that the government hasn’t done enough to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. Family members held a memorial...

Stay or go? US residents of Mexico town torn after 9 killed

Nov. 8, 2019 8:42 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — U.S. citizens living in a small Mexican farming community established by their Mormon ancestors are trying to decide whether they should stay or leave after burying some of the nine American women and children slaughtered this week in a drug cartel ambush. What had been a...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

Nov. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in shirt sleeves,...

Slayings of Americans show drug war worse this time around

Nov. 7, 2019 12:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There was a time when the violence of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war shocked Americans, but barely touched them. This time around — like everything else about the country's renewed cartel conflict — it's worse. The slaughter of three U.S. women and six of their children, some...

The Latest: 5 kids are stable after surviving Mexico attack

Nov. 5, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of U.S. citizens in northern Mexico (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A relative of the extended family members killed in a drug cartel ambush in northern Mexico says five children who survived the shooting are in stable condition at an Arizona hospital. Aaron...

Bosnian war survivors protest Peter Handke's Nobel prize win

Nov. 5, 2019 9:52 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian war survivors, including mothers who lost husbands and sons in the Srebrenica massacre, protested Tuesday in Sarajevo, urging the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke. Protesters...

Judge waits to set trial date in Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Oct. 31, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge in Pittsburgh says she's not ready to set a trial date for the man charged with killing 11 people inside a synagogue. U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose on Thursday says she won't schedule Robert Bowers' trial until pretrial motions over the death penalty and other issues are...

Mexico marks Day of Dead on 500th anniversary of Conquest

Oct. 31, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is marking its Day of the Dead amid the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Conquest, and true to the holiday's roots, it has become an opportunity for reflection and reconciliation, not revenge. Often misinterpreted as Mexico's equivalent of Halloween, the two-day Nov. 1-2 Day of...

Slaying of 5 indigenous leaders shocks Colombians

Oct. 30, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TACUEYO, Colombia (AP) — President Ivan Duque will deploy 2,500 troops to a conflict-ridden zone in Colombia's southwest to reinforce security after a band of renegade rebels allegedly killed five indigenous leaders. The five people from the Tacueyo reservation were killed late Tuesday when their caravan...

Ex-Serb fighter gets 20 years for burning civilians

Oct. 30, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A court in Bosnia on Wednesday sentenced a former Serb fighter to 20 years in prison for a wartime massacre of a group of Bosniak civilians who were locked in a house and burned alive, including a baby. The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina convicted Radomir Susnjar of taking...