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Police chief says 'hearts are broken' over slain detective

Nov. 12, 2019 6:34 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says hearts are broken over the death of a detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Dayton Chief Richard Biehl called Det. Jorge Del Rio a "noble, selfless public servant" during funeral services Tuesday for the 30-year police veteran at the University...

Descendants meet in Mexico on 500th anniversary of conquest

Nov. 8, 2019 8:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. The hope was that the meeting, at a colonial church where Cortés is buried, would go better than the...

Chargers face tough schedule, long odds after Raiders loss

Nov. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' brief winning streak evaporated into Oakland's Black Hole on Thursday night — and it might have swallowed their hopes for a return to the playoffs, too. A 26-24 defeat to the Raiders ended Los Angeles' two-game spurt and dropped the Bolts to 4-6...

Descendants meet in Mexico on 500th anniversary of conquest

Nov. 8, 2019 7:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. The hope was that the meeting, at a colonial church where Cortés is buried, would go better than the...

Mexico finds human-built 'mammoth traps' 15,000 years old

Nov. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican anthropologists say they have found two human-built pits dug 15,000 years ago to trap mammoths. Researchers from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday the pits were found during excavations on land that was to be used as a garbage dump. The pits...

Editorials from around New York

Nov. 6, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: South Sudan Silences a Witness to Its Horrors The New York Times Nov. 5 Not many international reporters brave the bloodshed and chaos of South Sudan to let the world know of the horrors taking place there. That suits the thugs who...

Argentine, Mexican leaders meet on trade and cooperation

Nov. 4, 2019 10:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernández met with his Mexican soon-to-be counterpart Monday seeking to boost bilateral and regional cooperation in his first foreign trip since winning election last month. Fernández said topics of discussion with Andrés Manuel López...

Demonstrators demand halt to killings of women in Mexico

Nov. 3, 2019 5:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of women and girls murdered or missing in Mexico marched through the capital Sunday carrying over 100 purple crosses inscribed with the names of victims, demanding justice for their loved ones and improved efforts to investigate their cases. Bearing T-shirts and signs with...

Hamilton to start 5th at US Grand Prix as he chases F1 title

Nov. 2, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's race start at the U.S. Grand Prix will be far from ideal. His position in the season championship is still just fine. The Mercedes driver will start a distant fifth Sunday after a disappointing qualifying where teammate Valtteri Bottas grabbed the pole position with a...

Skulls, masks and dancers as Mexico fetes Day of the Dead

Nov. 2, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dancers in indigenous costumes pranced down a broad avenue followed by a float bearing the 20-foot-tall likeness of the goddess Mictecacihuatl, announced as "the queen of the underworld and the guardian of our bones," crowned by a red feather headdress and cradling a skull in her right...