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FBI investigating killing of US women and children in Mexico

Nov. 12, 2019 6:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — FBI agents are in Mexico helping investigate the fatal shootings of nine American women and children in northern Mexico last week. FBI spokeswoman Lauren Hagee said Tuesday that agents are "providing assistance at the invitation of the Mexican Government." "The FBI remains committed to...

Opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate declares herself the country's interim president after resignation of Evo Morales

Nov. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EST
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate declares herself the country's interim president after resignation of Evo Morales.

The Latest: Bolivia Senate leader declares herself president

Nov. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on Bolivia's political turmoil (all times local): 7 p.m. An opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate has declared herself the country's interim president after the resignation of Evo Morales. The 52-year-old Jeanine Añez took temporary control of the Senate late Tuesday,...

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

Nov. 12, 2019 5:52 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico as the pace of construction increasingly raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration's critics. The...

Spanish king, Cuban president meet in Havana

Nov. 12, 2019 5:50 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Spanish King Felipe VI and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel have met at the start of the first modern state visit to Cuba by a member of the royal family that once ruled the Caribbean island. The king and Queen Letizia began their official activities Tuesday morning by offering a wreath...

Chile enters 26th day of protest with strike, huge marches

Nov. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests against social inequality continued for a 26th day with huge demonstrations across Chile and a national strike that brought much of the country to a standstill Tuesday, while the value of the national currency fell to a record low. Thousands of people marched peacefully in...

Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

Nov. 12, 2019 5:27 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second...

Police chief says 'hearts are broken' over slain detective

Nov. 12, 2019 5:16 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says hearts are broken over the death of a detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant. Dayton Chief Richard Biehl called Det. Jorge Del Rio a "noble, selfless public servant" during funeral services Tuesday for the 30-year police veteran at the University...

The Latest: Judge bans mention of Trump in activist's trial

Nov. 12, 2019 4:41 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial against a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A judge has banned an Arizona border activist from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial on charges of harboring immigrants. U.S. District Court Judge...

Apparent pirate attack on ship in Mexico wounds 2 Italians

Nov. 12, 2019 4:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy says two Italian crew members were wounded in an attack by armed assailants who boarded their ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The pirate attack was apparently carried out by several armed men who approached the Italian-flagged ship Rema in two fishing boats. The Mexican navy...