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Official: Woman, 3 children died of heat exposure in Texas

Jun. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico most likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S., authorities said Monday. A law enforcement official close to the investigation told The...

Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

Jun. 24, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas. Juan Antonio Escamilla was shot five times Tuesday night in an auto shop he ran on the side in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. The motive of the attack is unknown....

The Latest: Official: 4 Texas victims died of heat exposure

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Latest on four bodies found at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Authorities say four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S....

Biden: Congress should immediately make 'Dreamers' citizens

Jun. 24, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

Weighing in on immigration before first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. The former vice president and Democratic polling leader introduced some of his immigration...

AP FACT CHECK: Obama is a silent partner in Trump's boasts

Jun. 24, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a silent partner behind several of the accomplishments he likes to boast about: Barack Obama. Despite assailing his Democratic predecessor for waging a "cruel and heartless war on American energy," for example, Trump can brag about U.S. energy supremacy thanks...

Chinese agricultural official picked to lead UN food agency

Jun. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected Sunday as the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the first person from a Communist country to hold the influential FAO post. The agency's 194 member countries convened at the FAO headquarters in Rome...

Chile's dictatorship-era children demand legal recognition

Jun. 24, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Two months before Tamara Lagos was born in 1984, her father was killed by agents of the Chilean dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Soon after, her mother took her into exile in Argentina. But when Lagos finally returned to Chile five years later, she was unable to secure a birth...

Mexico tops Martinique 3-2 to reach Gold Cup quarterfinals

Jun. 23, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mexico coach Gerardo Martino wasn't particularly pleased with his team's play Sunday night, even after it went unbeaten in CONCACAF Gold Cup group play to advance to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Martinique. His team only converted three of 24 shots on goal and nearly...

Cavallini, David scores 3 goals, Canada defeats Cuba 7-0

Jun. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach John Herdman couldn't be happier about the state of Canadian soccer. "Our Canadian football system is starting to produce players," Herdman said. "That's exciting, seeing those youngsters coming through." Canada got three goals each from 19-year-old Jonathan David and Lucas...

Mexico officials detain more migrants as crackdown steps up

Jun. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities reinforced efforts over the weekend to deter Central Americans and others from crossing Mexico to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north. In Arriaga, a town in the southern state of...