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Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2019. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major...

Nicaragua's Nuevo Diario paper stops printing after 39 years

Sep. 27, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's Nuevo Diario newspaper announced Friday that it is stopping its print edition after 39 years. Nuevo Diario was favorable to the Sandinista Revolution when it was founded in 1980, but has been become critical of President Daniel Ortega's crackdown on protests. The paper...

AP Interview: Nicaragua opposition leader sees long road

Sep. 18, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Opposition leader Félix Maradiaga said Thursday after returning to Nicaragua from 14 months in exile that he will not leave again, even though he believes President Daniel Ortega has imposed a "peace of the graveyard." In an interview with The Associated Press, the...

Nicaragua group says 17 govt foes from countryside killed

Sep. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaragua human rights organization said Friday it had documented the killings of 17 government opponents from the rural north this year. Vilma Nuñez, president of the Nicaraguan Human Rights Center, said at a news conference that witnesses had described killings by police...

Venezuela's socialist govt happy over removal of John Bolton

Sep. 10, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's embattled socialist government expressed delight Tuesday over the firing of U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, whose hawkish views and tough rhetoric were constant irritants for the region's leftist leaders. Industry Minister Tareck El Aissami, who was a special...

Nicaraguan businessmen assailed after escorting journalist

Sep. 7, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan businessmen who oppose President Daniel Ortega say they were assailed with rubber bullets, stones and metal pipes by a crowd of government supporters. The group of businessmen had escorted home a journalist who has been critical of Ortega. Journalist Aníbal...