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Haiti's struggle worsened in year since slaying of president

Jul. 07, 2022 06:48 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A year has passed since President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his private home where an elite security team was supposed to protect him. Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has...

Hurricane Bonnie weakens as it heads out over open Pacific

Jul. 06, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie weakened Wednesday after becoming the first major storm of the eastern Pacific season while off southern Mexico, though it wasn’t a threat to land. Bonnie was moving farther away from Mexico’s Pacific coast after its weekend crossing of...

Ex-Haiti sports minister repatriated to face rape charges

Jul. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former Haitian sports minister accused of rape, sexual abuse and indecent exposure was repatriated to Haiti on Wednesday, authorities said. Evans Lescouflair was arrested Saturday in Puerto Rico and then deported to the Dominican Republic before...

UN: 2.3 billion people severely or moderately hungry in 2021

Jul. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The spike in food, fuel and fertilizer prices sparked by the war in Ukraine is threatening to push countries around the world into famine, bringing “global destabilization, starvation and mass migration on an unprecedented scale,” a top U.N. official warned Wednesday. ...

Suspect in Haiti president's assassination pleads not guilty

Jul. 06, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — One of the main suspects in the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in a federal court in Miami. Businessman Rodolphe Jaar is charged with conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States and with...

Hurricane Bonnie off Mexico briefly season's 1st major storm

Jul. 05, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie weakened a bit Tuesday night after several hours as the first major storm of the eastern Pacific season while off southern Mexico, though it wasn't a threat to land. Bonnie was beginning to move farther away from Mexico’s Pacific coast, three...

Caribbean court finds anti-sodomy law unconstitutional

Jul. 05, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Caribbean court ruled Tuesday that a law in Antigua and Barbuda that criminalizes gay sex is unconstitutional. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court found that “the selection of an intimate partner is a private and a personal choice." ...

Morgan scores twice and US women down Haiti 3-0

Jul. 05, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Alex Morgan scored a pair of first-half goals and the U.S. women's national team defeated Haiti 3-0 on Monday night in the opening match of the CONCACAF W Championship. The tournament determines the region's four direct berths in the 2023 Women's World...

A win on the 4th: USA Basketball pulls away, tops Cuba 87-64

Jul. 04, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — There were some cheers for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before USA Basketball’s game in Cuba on Independence Day. And then the Americans celebrated the holiday with a big win. Xavier Munford scored 24 points and the U.S. defeated Cuba 87-64 on...

Hurricane Bonnie steams westward off Mexico's Pacific coast

Jul. 04, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie strengthened while moving roughly parallel to Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday, after crossing over Central America from the Caribbean and dropping heavy rain and contributing to two deaths. Forecasters said they expected the hurricane, now a...