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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 27, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Haitian senators were convening to approve Fritz William Michel's nomination as prime minister when several hundred opposition supporters...

Argentine orangutan Sandra to head to US great ape sanctuary

Sep. 25, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Sandra shows little interest as she slowly shuffles past the structure of beams and ropes built for her to climb on inside her concrete enclosure in Argentina's capital. Outside are tall buildings and traffic that bear no resemblance to the lush forests where orangutans...

North Dakota woman pleads guilty to trespass for zoo selfie

Sep. 24, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An 18-year-old North Dakota woman who authorities say jumped a zoo guard rail to take a selfie in front of a primate cage has pleaded guilty to trespassing. Ashlee Brown was fined $300 after Monday's guilty plea and will be on unsupervised probation for nearly a year. She can keep the...

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Aug. 26, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans. President Joko Widodo said Monday intense studies over the...