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Top Mexico presidential candidate vows to undo school reform

Jun. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was a signature achievement by the government that took over Mexico five years ago: educational reforms aimed at improving schools, rooting out incompetent teachers and breaking the grip of unions on hiring and firing them. Now the man favored to win the presidency July 1 is vowing to...

Toledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops back

Jun. 23, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wearing a green shirt in a nod to Mexico's soccer team, Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes Saturday for a 6-under 66 and the lead in the American Family Insurance Championship. Five strokes behind tournament host Steve Stricker after an opening 69 in rain Friday at...

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

Jun. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soccer fans converged at Mexico's Angel of Independence monument to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup, mingling with an annual gay pride parade in a country that has been reprimanded for anti-gay slurs during soccer matches. Revelers cheered the Mexican team's...

Lopez shoots 63 to lead LPGA's NW Arkansas Championship

Jun. 23, 2018 9:09 AM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Since its first year on the LPGA Tour in 2007, the crowds at the NW Arkansas Championship have belonged to Stacy Lewis. Another former University of Arkansas star staked her claim as the hometown favorite Friday when Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 8-under 63 to take the first-round lead...

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

Jun. 22, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. Immigration and...

Rare jaguar seen in Arizona mountains feared dead

Jun. 22, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A nonprofit devoted to protecting jaguars believes one that was spotted in Arizona mountains in recent years has since died. Tucson-based Northern Jaguar Project obtained a photo of a jaguar pelt and provided it to the Arizona Daily Star, the newspaper reported . "We're very upset that...

Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more fines

Jun. 22, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine. Only time will tell, though, whether some of them won't go back to the old one that got them into trouble in the first place. Standing next to a golden-domed cathedral, Mexican fans...

Kentucky governor downplays effect of EU tariffs on bourbon

Jun. 22, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In comments at odds with his home state's whiskey distillers, Kentucky's Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union's retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state's iconic bourbon industry. "There's always the potential for some...

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Jun. 22, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone interview late...

Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana

Jun. 22, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

TENANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low — apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl — that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well:...