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Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting

Sep. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to leave questions of human rights and democracy to the United Nations, as part of his continuing criticisms of the Organization of American States. López Obrador spoke Saturday at the meeting of...

Police look for Laundrie in reserve; Petito still not found

Sep. 18, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida on Saturday searched a vast wildlife reserve near the Gulf Coast for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. More than 50 North Port police officers,...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on COVID-19 related IL

Sep. 18, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the COVID-19 related IL due to general illness symptoms and purchased the contract of right-hander Joey Krehbiel from Triple-A Durham before Saturday’s game against Detroit. ...

Yankees LF Gallo exits game with neck tightness

Sep. 18, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees left fielder Joey Gallo left Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians because of neck tightness. Gallo was pulled after the Yankees batted in the third inning and was replaced by Tyler Wade. In his only at-bat, he fouled out to...

Fearful US residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban

Sep. 18, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan’s capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of the Taliban. They’ve moved...

Alabama man arrested in fatal shooting at Mississippi casino

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said. It happened around 12:30 a.m. inside the Golden Nugget Casino. Police said they received a number of 911 calls about a man...

Plymouth museum marks 400 years of Thanksgiving with exhibit

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to the English colony of Plymouth and local indigenous tribes is opening a new exhibit to mark the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. The Plimoth Patuxet Museums said the exhibit entitled “We Gather Together:...

Cecile Richards: Court's Texas move could mean end of Roe

Sep. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on...

US ramps up plan to expel Haitian migrants gathered in Texas

Sep. 18, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. plans to speed up its efforts to expel Haitian migrants on flights to their Caribbean homeland, officials said Saturday as agents poured into a Texas border city where thousands of Haitians have gathered after suddenly crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. ...

Open container law diverts millions from Missouri roads

Sep. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's decision to allow open containers of alcohol in vehicles forces the state to divert millions of federal dollars intended for road construction to safety programs, according to a public radio report. The state's policy of letting...