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Honduras leftist leader could present opportunities for US

Nov. 30, 2021 09:31 AM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — If Xiomara Castro’s wide lead in Honduras’ presidential election holds, her leftist government could present challenges, but also opportunities for a Biden administration that has struggled with how to work on the country’s problems while keeping current...

Syria seizes amphetamine-based drugs headed for Saudi Arabia

Nov. 30, 2021 09:20 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian authorities said Tuesday they seized over 500 kilograms (1,000 pounds) of amphetamine pills known by the brand name Captagon hidden in pasta packages in a van bound for Saudi Arabia. An investigation was underway to determine who was...

German police smash cocaine ring accused of smuggling tons

Nov. 30, 2021 07:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said 14 suspects were arrested Tuesday in an investigation of a gang accused of bringing nearly five metric tons (5.5 U.S. tons) of cocaine from South America to Germany. The investigation was triggered by the seizure in a shipping...

Man shot to death on beach at Mexico's Acapulco resort

Nov. 29, 2021 23:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said gunmen pulled up in a boat and shot a man to death on a popular beach in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. Police in the southern state of Guerrero said the shooting attack occurred Monday at the Majahua beach in Puerto...

Rapid City police investigate two separate shooting deaths

Nov. 29, 2021 15:16 PM EST

Rapid City police say they're investigating two separate shooting deaths that occurred within 12 hours of each other, but don't believe the two cases are related. The latest shooting early Monday involved three victims, including a man who died at a residence where two...

Patrol: Man shot by Nebraska trooper dies at hospital

Nov. 29, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man shot by a Nebraska state trooper last week during a drug investigation has died at a Lincoln hospital, authorities said. German Pedrazo, 27, died Sunday night, four days after he was shot in a Lincoln parking lot, the Lincoln Journal Star...

Drug gang behind attack that killed feminist in north Mexico

Nov. 28, 2021 19:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Sunday that a drug gang was behind the shooting attack on a city hall that killed a feminist activist and a bodyguard. One attacker also died in the Thursday shooting outside the city hall in Guaymas, in the...

500 vigilantes gather in Mexico town, pledge to aid police

Nov. 27, 2021 17:54 PM EST

NUEVO URECHO, Mexico (AP) — Extortion of avocado growers in western Mexico has gotten so bad that 500 vigilantes from a so-called “self-defense” group known as United Towns, or Pueblos Unidos, gathered Saturday and pledged to aid police. The vigilantes gathered for...

Nebraska trooper shoots, critically injures man

Nov. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska State Patrol trooper on a narcotics task force shot and critically injured a man as officers were following up on information from a Crime Stoppers report, authorities said Saturday. Investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County...

Hondurans weary of corruption look for change in election

Nov. 26, 2021 10:30 AM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — For many Hondurans, Sunday’s election will be about stripping power from a party whose successive administrations are widely seen as having deepened corruption and driven tens of thousands to flee the country, many toward the United States. ...