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Migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, members vow to reach US

Oct. 21, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 2,000 Central American migrants swam or rafted across a river separating that country from Guatemala, re-formed their mass caravan in Mexico and vowed to resume their journey toward the United States. The migrants, who...

Tropical Storm Willa could become hurricane off Mexico coast

Oct. 21, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast in several days. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 255 miles (415 kilometers)...

The Latest: Honduran migrant says he wants to return home

Oct. 20, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Migrant Gonzalo Martinez says he is voluntarily returning to Honduras from a bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico because he was disappointed in the unruliness...

Migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward US

Oct. 20, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States. Gathered at a...

Thousands rally against leading, far-right Brazil candidate

Oct. 20, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets in Brazil Saturday to protest the candidacy of presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro, shouting "Not him!" which has become the rallying cry against the far-right former army captain. In Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and 24 other cities,...

Hamilton grabs pole position at US Grand Prix in title bid

Oct. 20, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton warned Ferrari and championship rival Sebastian Vettel would be ready to "punch back" at the U.S. Grand Prix after recent poor results. He was right. It's just that Vettel may be too far back to land anything strong enough to deny Hamilton a fifth Formula One...

About 2,000 migrants who crossed river into Mexico vote in show of hands to re-form caravan, continue march northward

Oct. 20, 2018 7:23 PM EDT
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 migrants who crossed river into Mexico vote in show of hands to re-form caravan, continue march northward.

Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

Oct. 20, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast late next week. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 280 miles (450 kilometers)...

Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

Oct. 20, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. "They named one after Charles Darwin — that's a no-brainer — and one after the Greek god of fire, and one after me, of...

Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico border

Oct. 20, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis, underscored by dramatic images of a caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. and dozens of people climbing the border fence in Arizona. The...