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Arizona agency: Suspect shot by troopers after pointing gun

Nov. 28, 2020 1:12 PM EST

BOUSE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona state troopers shot and wounded a possible suspect in a fatal drive-by killing in Nevada and other incidents when the man allegedly pointed a gun at a trooper approaching a crashed vehicle, authorities said. The vehicle that crashed Thursday near Bouse in La Paz County in...

Arrests made in Arizona after Nevada drive-by killing

Nov. 27, 2020 6:06 PM EST

BOUSE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona state troopers have arrested at least two possible suspects after a drive-by killing in Nevada and a series of shootings in both states, law enforcement officials say. The drive-by attack early Thursday at a convenience store in Henderson killed a 22-year-old man, the Henderson...

Today in History

Nov. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2020. There are 50 days left in the year. Today is Veterans Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I ended as the Allies and Germany signed an armistice in the Forest of Compiegne (kohm-PYEHN’-yeh)....

Former President Evo Morales waves during a rally with supporters in Villazon, Bolivia, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, after he walked across a border bridge from Argentina. Morales, who fled into exile after resigning last November, returned to his homeland the day after the presidential inauguration of his former finance minister Luis Arce. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Evo Morales returns to Bolivia, ending year in exile

Nov. 9, 2020 3:45 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former President Evo Morales returned to Bolivia on Monday following an election that returned his socialist party to power a year after he fled the nation amid a wave of protests. Hundreds of supporters accompanied the nation's first Indigenous president as he crossed a border...

Bolivia's new President Luis Arce, center, raises his fist as he walks with Vice President David Choquehuanca, left, on their inauguration day in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

New leftist leader takes office in Boliva

Nov. 8, 2020 12:56 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — New leftist President Luis Arce took office in Bolivia on Sunday, bitterly criticizing last year's ouster of his mentor, former leader Evo Morales, and branding the conservative interim administration that followed as “brutal.” The former economy minister inherits a...

Vehicle strikes 3 Notre Dame students, killing 2, in Indiana

Oct. 24, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A vehicle struck three University of Notre Dame students, killing two of them early Saturday in the northern Indiana city that's home to the university's campus, the school's president said. South Bend police said the vehicle hit three pedestrians before crashing into a house just...

Luis Arce, presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party, speaks during an interview at his campaign headquarters in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, two days after elections. Officials have not released a formal quick count of results from Sunday’s vote, but the MAS party claimed victory in the presidential election as rival candidates conceded defeat. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Final count gives leftist big victory in Bolivia election

Oct. 23, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A final official vote count released Friday gave leftist Luis Arce a smashing victory in Bolivia's presidential election, a vindication for the Movement Toward Socialism party of ousted President Evo Morales, who was barred from running. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal said Arce won...

Luis Arce, center, Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, and running mate David Choquehuanca, second right, celebrate during a press conference where they claim victory after general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back left

Oct. 19, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia appeared Monday to be shifting sharply away from the conservative policies of the U.S.-backed interim government that took power last year after leftist President Evo Morales resigned, with the self-exiled leader's party claiming victory in a weekend presidential election....

Electoral officials count ballots after polls closed for presidential elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A tense Bolivia awaits voting results in redo amid pandemic

Oct. 18, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians settled in for a tense, and possibly long, vote count as results trickled in from Sunday’s high-stakes presidential election meant to put an end to political turmoil following last year’s annulled ballot that resulted in leftist President Evo Morales’...

Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, Luis Arce, waves to supporters during his closing campaign rally for the upcoming Oct. 18, presidential elections, in El Alto, Bolivia, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivia hopes election can help ease year of pain, turmoil

Oct. 15, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — For Bolivia, the pandemic has been just part of the turmoil over the past 12 months. A disputed election, Deadly riots. The toppling of Bolivia's first Indigenous president in what his backers considered a coup. The rise to power of a relatively obscure senator — and her...