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FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City. The Mexico City prosecutor's office said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, it has requested a sentence of 57 years in prison for the owner and director of the elementary school who has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter. The school collapse killed 26 people in the devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake. (AP Photo/Carlos Cisneros, File)

Mexico City school owner convicted in 2017 collapse

Sep. 18, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner and director of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during the 2017 earthquake has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter. The school collapse killed 26 people in the devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake in September 2017. The Mexico City...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) directs a teammate in the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chiefs look to spoil Chargers inaugural game at SoFi Stadium

Sep. 17, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' long wait for a shiny new home ends on Sunday when they play their first game in SoFi Stadium. Their first guest though could dampen the housewarming. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have won 11 of the past 12 in the series and have...

Mexico sees discrimination in stores' coronavirus measures

Sep. 17, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican government body warned grocery stores Thursday about complaints it has received alleging discrimination against the elderly and single-parent families due to coronavirus social-distancing measures. Many grocery stores, especially those in Mexico City, have instituted rules...

A grave digger walks in the COVID-19 section of the cemetery of San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Mexico City story

Sep. 17, 2020 1:15 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story Sept. 16, 2020, about coronavirus deaths in Mexico City, The Associated Press erroneously stated the first name of the head of the city’s Digital Innovation Agency; he is José Merino, not David Merino.
FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

Soldiers raise a Mexican national flag as part of its annual Independence Day military parade, on the Zocalo, the main plaza in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Mexicans celebrated their Independence Day without big public ceremonies for the first time in 153 years Tuesday night due to restrictions on public gatherings caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico's Independence Day celebrations muted by pandemic

Sep. 16, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Sept. 16 Independence Day celebrations were muted by the coronavirus pandemic, with a small, symbolic gathering replacing the usual massive military parade Wednesday. The ceremony was dominated by the awarding of “Miguel Hidalgo” medals, the...

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Mexico's pirate ambulances profiteering in the pandemic

Sep. 16, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many people have been profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico; prices for oxygen cylinders, medicinal alcohol and face masks all have skyrocketed. But perhaps the cruelest are the so-called pirate ambulances that take advantage of patients' desperation. The poorly equipped,...

An image of Leona Vicario, to be illuminated after dark, hangs in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral ahead of the annual shout of independence, in the Zocalo, Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Instead of the throngs of supporters who pack the Zocalo in a typical year, this Independence Day, with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will look out over an empty plaza as he gives the traditional

Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence anniversary

Sep. 15, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leona Vicario defied convention. A financier and intelligence gatherer for Mexico’s independence struggle two centuries ago, she broke gender barriers and publicly refuted an allegation that she made sacrifices for her country to win the man she loved. As Mexico marks its...

United Nations General Assembly President-elect Volkan Bozkir gives a joint press conference with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Bozkir arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral, international and regional issues with Pakistani leadership. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: UN assembly head warns of pandemic unilateralism

Sep. 15, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The new president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling for a new commitment to global cooperation including on the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines. Turkish diplomat and politician Volkan Bozkir, who...

Mexico has a quieter independence celebration amid pandemic

Sep. 15, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans will celebrate their Independence Day without big public ceremonies for the first time in 153 years Tuesday night due to restrictions on public gatherings caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Each year, the president rings the bell that marked the call to arms during the...