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A Honduran migrant child is helped off a Guatemalan army truck after being returned to El Florido, Guatemala, one of the border points between Guatemala and Honduras, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)

Large migrant caravan dissolves in Guatemala

Jan. 19, 2021 6:27 PM EST

EL FLORIDO, Guatemala (AP) — A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. Small groups pressed on toward the Mexican border, while others accepted rides from authorities back to Honduras. Many of...

Warrant: Rapper YFN Lucci was driver in fatal shooting

Jan. 15, 2021 8:40 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is accused of being the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said. The 29-year-old rapper turned himself in Wednesday, a day after Atlanta police announced murder charges against Lucci, whose real name is...

US government executes drug trafficker for Virginia gang killings, despite his COVID-19 infection last month

Jan. 14, 2021 11:37 PM EST
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — US government executes drug trafficker for Virginia gang killings, despite his COVID-19 infection last month.

Running gun battle in Mexico leaves 9 gunmen, 1 police dead

Jan. 11, 2021 7:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A series of running gunbattles in Mexico’s most violent state left nine suspected gunmen and one state police officer dead Monday, authorities said. The shootouts in north-central Guanajuato state started before dawn near the hamlet of Santa Rosa de Lima, the stronghold of a gang...

Bullet holes mark the wall and window of a home, after gunmen opened fire the previous night on mourners at a wake out front, on the outskirts of Celaya, Guanajuato State, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Nine people were killed and one wounded when gunmen opened fire at the wake for a murder victim, officials said. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)

9 killed in attack on wake in Mexico's Guanajuato state

Jan. 8, 2021 4:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nine people were killed and one wounded when gunmen opened fire at a wake the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, officials said. Public safety officials in the city of Celaya said in a statement the gunmen arrived late Thursday night and opened fire on a group of people. The victims...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, armed Special Forces soldiers of the Salvadoran Army, following orders of President Nayib Bukele, enter congress upon the arrival of lawmakers, in San Salvador, El Salvador. Opposition lawmakers recommended on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, that President Bukele dismiss the director of the National Police and the chief of the armed forces, because of serious human rights violations that occurred when the armed forces entered congress. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)

US cuts military aid to El Salvador amid intense lobbying

Dec. 28, 2020 7:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. is slashing foreign military aid to El Salvador despite staunchly pro-American President Nayib Bukele’s intense lobbying in Washington to counter criticism he has taken his country down an authoritarian path. Tucked into the omnibus spending bill signed Sunday by President...

This August 2016 photo provided by the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington shows Brandon Bernard. The Trump administration on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, is poised to begin an unprecedented number of executions in the run-up to Joe Biden's inauguration by putting to death. Bernard, a former Texas street-gang member for a 1999 slaying of a young religious couple from Iowa during which he burned their car with their bodies in the trunk. (Stacey Brownstein/Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington via AP)

US carries out rare execution during presidential transition

Dec. 14, 2020 7:15 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Trump administration Thursday carried out its ninth federal execution of the year in what has been a first series of executions during a presidential lame-duck period in 130 years, putting to death a Texas street-gang member in the slayings of a religious couple from Iowa more...

2 Russians convicted of attack on man at Euro 2016 in France

Dec. 14, 2020 8:52 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Two Russians on Monday were convicted of permanently disabling a British soccer supporter in southern France during the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. Spartak Moscow fan Pavel Kosov was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while Mikhail Ivkin was given a three-year sentence. They had been on trial in...

This August 2016 photo provided by the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington shows Brandon Bernard. The Trump administration on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, is poised to begin an unprecedented number of executions in the run-up to Joe Biden's inauguration by putting to death. Bernard, a former Texas street-gang member for a 1999 slaying of a young religious couple from Iowa during which he burned their car with their bodies in the trunk. (Stacey Brownstein/Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington via AP)

US set to execute 1st of 5 inmates before Biden inauguration

Dec. 13, 2020 4:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration is planning an unprecedented five more federal executions before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, starting with a Texas street-gang member set to be put to death this week for his role in the 1999 slayings of an Iowa religious couple whose bodies he...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks in Bangor, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Analysis: Senate 'gangs' show Biden what's possible, and not

Dec. 12, 2020 11:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was about more than providing virus aid. Day after day, night after night, the gang of a dozen or so senators met over pizza and Zoom calls, hammering out a framework for a $900 billion-plus COVID-19 virus aid and economic relief package. Their goal was not only to break a stubborn...