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Police: Gunman fired 70 plus rounds at July 4 parade, 7 dead

Jul. 05, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The gunman who attacked an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago fired more than 70 rounds with an AR-15-style gun that killed at least seven people, then evaded initial capture by dressing as a woman and blending into the fleeing crowd, police said Tuesday. ...

Mexico leader to end daylight saving, keep "God's clock"

Jul. 05, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president submitted a bill Tuesday to end daylight saving time, putting an end to the practice of changing clocks twice a year. Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Mexico should return to “God’s clock,” or standard time, arguing that setting...

Bonnie becomes major hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast

Jul. 05, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bonnie strengthened into a major hurricane Tuesday, the first of the season in the eastern Pacific. Bonnie continued to move roughly parallel to Mexico’s Pacific coast after crossing over Central America from the Caribbean and dropping heavy rain, contributing to at least two...

A survivor of the migrant trailer: 'They couldn't breathe'

Jul. 05, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Simple advice from a friend to stay near the door may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly fate that befell 53 other migrants when they were abandoned trapped in a sweltering semi-trailer last week on the edge of San Antonio. Speaking by...

Morgan scores twice and US women down Haiti 3-0

Jul. 05, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Alex Morgan scored a pair of first-half goals and the U.S. women's national team defeated Haiti 3-0 on Monday night in the opening match of the CONCACAF W Championship. The tournament determines the region's four direct berths in the 2023 Women's World...

A win on the 4th: USA Basketball pulls away, tops Cuba 87-64

Jul. 04, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — There were some cheers for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before USA Basketball’s game in Cuba on Independence Day. And then the Americans celebrated the holiday with a big win. Xavier Munford scored 24 points and the U.S. defeated Cuba 87-64 on...

6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Jul. 04, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said. ...

Hurricane Bonnie steams westward off Mexico's Pacific coast

Jul. 04, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie strengthened while moving roughly parallel to Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday, after crossing over Central America from the Caribbean and dropping heavy rain and contributing to two deaths. Forecasters said they expected the hurricane, now a...

Mexican bishops to put photos of dead priests in churches

Jul. 04, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Council of Bishops called Monday on parishes throughout the country to put photos of dead nuns and priests in their churches this Sunday and to hold Masses for all those killed in gang-fueled violence. The call for special celebrations...

Cardinal Hummes, close friend of Pope Francis, dies at 87

Jul. 04, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the Brazilian Catholic cardinal who inspired Pope Francis to pick his name after the 2013 conclave, died on Monday at the age of 87. He was one of the country’s main religious leaders and a strong advocate for the poor. Sao Paulo...