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Mexico highlights Cuban leader's visit on Independence Day

Sep. 16, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The big highlight of Mexico’s Independence Day Thursday was the visit by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador welcomed the Cuban leader on the reviewing platform for Mexico’s annual Sept. 16 military...

Man who fled to Mexico convicted of 2015 rape in Topeka

Sep. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been convicted of seven felonies, four years after he fled to Mexico while awaiting trial for rape. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said a jury on Thursday found Daniel Arreola guilty of a 2015 sexual assault in Topeka....

Militia leader gets 53 years in Minnesota mosque bombing

Sep. 16, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque was sentenced Monday to 53 years in prison for an attack that terrified the mosque's community. ...

Urías wins MLB-leading 18th, Dodgers beat D-backs 5-3

Sep. 16, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a night when the Los Angeles Dodgers honored a past Mexican-born pitching legend, an up-and-coming one was busy adding his name to history. Julio Urías earned his major league-leading 18th victory, becoming the fourth...

Officials: US citizen living in Mexico indicted in drug case

Sep. 15, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. citizen living in Mexico who claimed ties to the Sinaloa cartel faces a 17-count indictment related to a drug trafficking operation between Mexico and Alaska, federal authorities announced Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Alaska...

Thousands protest against Bukele government in El Salvador

Sep. 15, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in El Salvador's capital Wednesday for the first mass march against President Nayib Bukele, who protesters say has concentrated too much power, weakened the independence of the courts and may seek re-election. ...

Gunmen abducted migrants in Mexico to demand ransom

Sep. 15, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen who briefly abducted 23 migrants from a Mexican hotel had been planning to demand ransom from their relatives living in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday. It was not clear why the armed gang that abducted a total of 39 people from a...

2 Mexican guardsmen wounded in Michoacan fighting

Sep. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A clash between gunmen and National Guard troops in the Mexican state of Michoacan has left at least two guardsmen wounded, officials said Wednesday. The shooting occurred near one of the entrances to the town of Tepalcatepec, about 350 miles (565...

Canadian Pacific's acquisition of KCS railroad back on track

Sep. 15, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After initially getting derailed this spring, Canadian Pacific's $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern is back on track after Canadian National dropped out of the bidding war Wednesday. The deal could still face tough scrutiny from...

Review: A man. A boy. And a chicken. 'Cry Macho' lays an egg

Sep. 15, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

Last year, Tom Hanks and George Clooney each took on movie parts in which they showed off their fatherly sides by taking care of a child. Apparently, there's something in the water over in Hollywood because this month, it's time for Clint Eastwood. The one-time Dirty...