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France fries: Record heat hits tourists, schools, hospitals

Jun. 28, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of schools were closed, outdoor events canceled and volunteers were visiting the elderly at home as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. Several people have died around the continent in incidents that authorities are linking to the...

Plot that wounded Ortiz unraveled because of many mistakes

Jun. 21, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alberto Rodríguez Mota had one job: taking a photo of the man that his crew of hired killers was supposed to fatally shoot at an outdoor cafe, according to Dominican authorities. But the lighting was bad. And the target, an auto-shop owner, was sitting behind a...

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

Jun. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge of...

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Jun. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic's attorney general and national...

Peru inmates exchange life of crime for sewing designs

May. 31, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The agile hands of men who once worked as pickpockets, hit men and drug traffickers are these days dedicated to a much more docile task: Cutting and sewing fabrics to create fashionable clothes at a workshop in the prison where they are serving time. The inmates at San Pedro de...

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

May. 25, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — French police on Saturday hunted a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing a device that exploded Friday, wounding 13 people on a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon. France's counter-terrorism prosecutor, Remy Heitz, said an investigation has been opened for...