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Mexican officials say 273 corpses were on wandering truck

Sep. 20, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A wandering refrigerated truck carrying corpses from an overflowing morgue in Mexico actually contained 273 bodies, not 157 as originally stated. Officials described late Wednesday how the truck was forced to move around the outskirts of the western city of Guadalajara as neighbors and...

Mexico's president-elect stuck aboard delayed flight

Sep. 20, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the plight of average travelers: being trapped on delayed flights. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was stuck for at least three hours after his flight...

Singer Belinda hit for involvement in Mexican politics

Sep. 19, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pop singer Belinda may have illegally interfered in Mexico's politics because she's a Spanish citizen and campaigned for President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, authorities said Wednesday. A rival party filed a complaint because the singer gave out articles with Lopez Obrador...

Mexico's rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings

Sep. 19, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the Mexican state of Puebla, the country's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday. A total of six civilians and four soldiers died in the running...

US, Canada will keep talking Thursday to revamp NAFTA

Sep. 19, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators — facing a deadline at the end of the month — will extend until at least Thursday their negotiations to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc. After her second meeting of the day with U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer, Canada's Minister of...

Mexico commemorates victims of deadly quakes

Sep. 19, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's wounds remained open Wednesday as victims, relatives and rescuers marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of last year's earthquake that killed more than 360 people and the devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead. With reconstruction slow from the 2017 quake, relatives...

Today in History

Sep. 19, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2018. There are 103 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 19, 1881, the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died 2½ months after being shot by Charles Guiteau; Chester Alan Arthur became president. On...

AP Photos: A look at Mexico City buildings devastated quake

Sep. 19, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cracked and leaning buildings remain uninhabited and displaced people live in outdoor camps a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed 228 people in Mexico's capital and 141 more in nearby states. The demolition of hundreds of tottering structures has been delayed by physical and...

Exhibit showcases images of Mexico border walls, fences

Sep. 18, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. Kenneth Madsen, an Ohio State University geography professor and border wall expert, hopes his new photo exhibit will help bring the...

Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beach

Sep. 18, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities in Mexico say they have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean. The 520-room hotel project would have erected 23 buildings and an artificial lake on property just inland from the Xcacel...