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Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

Apr. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year. Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000...

Trump threatens new restrictions for high overstay countries

Apr. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering suspending or limiting U.S. entry for individuals from countries with high rates of short-term visa overstays. That's according to a memo signed Monday by President Donald Trump that directs his administration to examine ways to minimize overstays...

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

Apr. 22, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts. Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, asked to be taken out of...

Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

Apr. 22, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October. Industry experts said Monday that the sanctions could potentially remove up to 1.2 million...

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Sri Lanka attack

Apr. 22, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 2:16 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has condemned the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka as "heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks." The U.N.'s most powerful body issued a statement Monday expressing...

US stock indexes end mostly lower after listless trading day

Apr. 22, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Wall Street capped a day of mostly sideways trading Monday with a slight gain for the benchmark S&P 500 index, as a spike in crude oil prices sent energy companies broadly higher. Energy sector stocks climbed as the price of crude oil hit its highest level since October after the U.S. government moved to...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower, oil price rises

Apr. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street, but energy companies rose sharply as the price of crude oil shot higher. Real estate and industrial companies as well as banks fell broadly on Monday. Simon Property Group...

Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

Apr. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group...

Trump opens Easter Egg Roll with talk of economy, military

Apr. 22, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking part in one of the oldest White House traditions, President Donald Trump blew a whistle and sent spoon-wielding kids into a frenzy Monday as they used the wooden utensils to coax hard-boiled eggs to the finish line during the annual Easter Egg Roll. "This is 141 years that we've...

The Latest: Ukraine's routed leader vows to reclaim office

Apr. 22, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy's projected landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The outgoing president of Ukraine is telling supporters he plans to try to win the job back in a future election. President Petro Poroshenko was...