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Live updates | NATO to boost reaction force, Ukraine support

Jun. 27, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg...

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

Jun. 25, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has promised to limit agribusiness expansion into the forest, and create reserves...

Protesters gather as G-7 leaders set to arrive in Germany

Jun. 25, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — About 4,000 protesters gathered in Munich as the Group of Seven leading economic powers prepared Saturday to hold their annual gathering in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, which holds the G-7′s rotating presidency this year. Organizers had hoped to mobilize up to...

Mexico climber dies scaling active, off-limits volcano

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman mountain climber in Mexico died and a climbing companion was injured when they scaled the highly active, off-limits peak of the Popocatepetl volcano. Mexico’s volunteer Mountain Rescue and Assistance Brigade confirmed Friday that the climbers fell into...

Court rejects pipeline's request for new panel of judges

Jun. 24, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied a request from a company building a natural gas pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia to have a new panel of judges reconsider permits that have been struck down repeatedly . The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the...

Hikers with heat-related issues rescued off Phoenix mountain

Jun. 23, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters rescued eight hikers off Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain who were suffering from heat-related issues in triple-digit weather. They say a 50-year-old woman, a 42-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were assisted off the Echo Canyon trail Thursday and...

EXPLAINER: What led to priests being killed in Mexico?

Jun. 23, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two Jesuit priests and a tour guide murdered in Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara this week are the latest in a long line of activists, reporters, travelers and local residents who have been threatened or killed by criminal gangs that dominate the region. The Revs....

2 priests killed in Mexico devoted decades to remote region

Jun. 22, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Well before many roads were paved in Mexico’s remote Tarahumara mountains, Jesuit priest Javier Campos crisscrossed the area on a motorcycle. During five decades ministering to its impoverished communities, his familiar imitation of a rooster and love of singing earned him...

Appalachian Regional Commission funds 4 projects in WVa

Jun. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded more than $340,000 for four projects in West Virginia. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Tuesday. It will help provide upgrades to lighting infrastructure in Charleston,...

Colombian voters elect country's first Black vice president

Jun. 20, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Colombia's voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone — electing the country's first Black vice president. When former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro takes office as...