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AP PHOTOS: Female prisoners in Rio compete in beauty contest

Dec. 4, 2018 6:33 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After hours of putting on makeup and getting their dresses just right, female prisoners paraded in front of group of judges Tuesday. At stake? The crown of Miss Talavera Bruce, an annual beauty pageant named after the women's prison in western Rio. For the prisoners, the contest is a...

The Latest: Witness details spending habits of 'El Chapo'

Nov. 27, 2018 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (all times local): 1 p.m. A government witness has been testifying about the lavish spending habits of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo." Former cartel member Miguel Angel Martinez told a jury Tuesday at the...

African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

Nov. 18, 2018 2:59 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. More than 100 politicians, diplomats and albinos...

Venezuelan beauty queens migrate for shot at stardom abroad

Nov. 14, 2018 12:02 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When the Miss Universe beauty pageant takes place in a few weeks, Chile will be represented by a slender brunette who has a killer smile and speaks Spanish with an unmistakable Venezuelan accent. Andrea Diaz was born and raised in Valencia, Venezuela, where from the age of 12 she...

In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety

Nov. 13, 2018 12:04 AM EST

MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection — not from the uncertainty of a journey fraught with danger from the gangs who prey on migrants but from...

CEO out at cosmetics maker Coty

Nov. 12, 2018 9:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top executive at the New York cosmetics maker Coty is leaving less than a week after revealing that significant supply chain problems sapped revenue during the first quarter. The company said Monday that CEO Camillo Pane, who led the company for two years, resigned for family reasons....

Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs

Nov. 2, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. last week signed legislation that bans "reef-toxic" sunscreen from...

UK police charge drug company after babies die in hospital

Oct. 31, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged a drug company over contaminated food given to premature babies after three deaths were reported. London police said Wednesday that ITH Pharma would face seven counts of supplying a faulty medicinal product and failing to take adequate steps to prevent patients...

Peace Corps recruiter makes play for HBCUs, barbershops

Oct. 22, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Peace Corps recruiter is making a play for a more diverse volunteer force by targeting historically black colleges and universities — and barbershops. The Daily Press reports that diversity recruiter Dwayne Matthews is traveling to 10 such higher-education institutions and...

Nevada Republicans whip up fears of California's influence

Oct. 20, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California. As more Californians have poured across the state line over the past few years, many of them escaping...