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Secretary Perry alma mater says he didn't tilt nuke lab bid

Jul. 17, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University leaders said Tuesday that Energy Secretary Rick Perry wasn't involved in his alma mater getting a $2.5 billion nuclear weapons lab contract at the birthplace of the atomic bomb, which is changing management after years of safety and security lapses. The new...

Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or small

Jul. 17, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Each morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd at the gates of 216 Chihuahua Street in the capital, home to the white, two-story building that served as President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's campaign headquarters. They bear handwritten notes, medical records, retirement papers and other...

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary

Jul. 15, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government. "What we want is for the budget to reach everybody," he told reporters in front of...

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history

Jul. 15, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged . A few said the Army informed them they had been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense...

The Latest: Mexico's next leader delivers plan to Pompeo

Jul. 14, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Cabinet-level delegation's meetings with officials in Mexico City (all times EDT): 4:15 p.m. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given a high-level U.S. delegation a proposal for how the two countries can work...

Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

Jul. 14, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border. Pena Nieto said in a statement he called for "a permanent alternative that prioritizes the well-being and rights of...

Mexico's president-elect says he'll stop US helicopter deal

Jul. 11, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will cancel the pending purchase by Mexico's navy of eight armed Lockheed Martin MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. government. Lopez Obrador mentioned nixing the planned $1.2 billion deal as an example of extensive cost-cutting...

Mexico's incoming president to meet with Trump son-in-law

Jul. 10, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is enjoying a bit of a honeymoon with U.S. President Donald Trump, and he was effusive Tuesday in praising the U.S. leader's restraint in not bringing up his proposed border wall. Instead of confrontational talk, Lopez Obrador will get...

Mexico's likely next top diplomat says US treatment bad

Jul. 9, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man proposed to be Mexico's next foreign minister said Monday that the United States government under President Donald Trump has treated Mexico badly. Marcelo Ebrard said one of his goals will be to look for areas of common understanding with the U.S. government. "Taking harder...

Mexico's new president could help ease pressure on Venezuela

Jul. 9, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The landslide victory of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico's presidential election is likely to provide some relief to another leftist firebrand: Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. Lopez Obrador campaigned on a promise to return to Mexico's traditional foreign policy of...