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School bus and tanker truck collide in South Carolina; 18 sent to hospital

May. 26, 2023 13:32 PM EDT

GILBERT, S.C. (AP) — A school bus collided with a tanker truck Thursday in South Carolina, sending at least 18 people, mostly children, to the hospital, authorities said. The bus was carrying 36 passengers when it collided with the tanker at about 4 p.m. at an intersection near...

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in Caribbean just off border between Panama and Colombia

May. 25, 2023 00:29 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck Wednesday night in the Caribbean Sea just off the Panama-Colombia border, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There was no immediate word on whether were any injuries or damage in the nearby areas, which...

Biden leaning into global diplomacy to manage migration at US-Mexico border

May. 23, 2023 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On President Joe Biden 's first day in office, he handed Congress a legislative plan to modernize the nation's immigration system. It went nowhere, just like so many past overhaul attempts. Meanwhile, the number of migrants illegally crossing the...

Colombia suspends cease-fire with holdout rebel group accused of killing 4

May. 22, 2023 12:36 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government said Monday it is suspending a cease-fire with rebels accused of recently killing four Indigenous people — at least three of them minors — who tried to avoid forced recruitment in the south of the country. President Gustavo...

Search for 4 kids missing after deadly Amazon plane crash leaves Colombia on edge

May. 19, 2023 20:51 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombians were on edge Friday as authorities searched for four Indigenous children who were on a small plane that crashed in the Amazon jungle this month but have not been found. The three adults aboard died. The crash happened in the early...

Colombian rebel leader says peace talks are 'on pause'

May. 15, 2023 22:19 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian rebel leader Pablo Beltran said on Monday that peace talks between his National Liberation Army and the government have been put “on pause” due to remarks made last week by President Gustavo Petro. Petro questioned whether members of the rebel...

‘In the hands of God’: One Venezuelan family's journey to the US

May. 14, 2023 03:41 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Luis López was lost in Panama's Darien Gap last year with his wife, then seven months pregnant, their two young children and her grandmother, he often knelt in the mud to beg God not to abandon them. “If I was bad, let me die here, but I came with my...

Here's what it looks like at the US-Mexico border as Title 42 expires

May. 12, 2023 18:07 PM EDT

From the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to San Diego and Tijuana, many migrants gathered along sections of the U.S.-Mexico border questioned when or whether they would cross into the United States to seek asylum once pandemic-related restrictions known as Title 42 ended. Some migrants...

Biden taps Philip Jefferson to be Fed's vice chair, Adriana Kugler as first Hispanic on Fed board

May. 12, 2023 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated Philip Jefferson, a member of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, to serve as vice chair of the board, the White House announced Friday. Biden has also chosen Adriana Kugler, a Georgetown University economist, to join the...

Migrants crossing dense Darien jungle at Colombia-Panama border find increasingly organized route

May. 11, 2023 22:50 PM EDT

ACANDI, Colombia (AP) — Migrants who have hiked into the dense Darien jungle covering the Colombia-Panama border while the U.S. government moved to lift pandemic-related asylum restrictions have found an increasingly organized migration route. The majority who spoke with The...