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Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

Sep. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane...

US, Venezuela opposition majority renew support for Guaidó

Sep. 17, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-led congress stood by Juan Guaidó on Tuesday, saying he will be the crisis-wracked nation's interim president until Nicolás Maduro's grip on power has been broken. The socialist government hours later released the No. 2 leader of congress, Edgar...

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica's reefs, piece by piece

Sep. 17, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed. He...

Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents

Sep. 17, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and included a moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America. But he wasn't sure he'd be able to stay. The two were going to plead their case in a court set...

AP Photos: Saving Jamaica's coral, an undersea labor of love

Sep. 17, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — The tropical turquoise waters near the coast of Jamaica are beautiful and inviting, but they disguise the devastation that lurks beneath. After flipping backwards off a small wooden boat and diving toward the ocean floor, the damage comes into full view. The landscape looks like...

US narcotics agent admits role in drug trafficking scheme

Sep. 17, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal narcotics agent scheduled to stand trial this month has pleaded guilty to participating in a decadelong drug conspiracy that involved the smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York. Prosecutors said Fernando Gomez, a former U.S. Marine, infiltrated...

Split emerges in Venezuela opposition over talks with gov't

Sep. 16, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed Monday to enter negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro's government without the participation of U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó, eroding his efforts to hold together a coalition to confront the...

Bermuda to face lashing from Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it expects Hurricane Humberto to lash Bermuda with high winds and heavy rain later this week. The center in Miami said Monday that Humberto had strengthened and could become a major hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. The Bermuda Weather...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as oil prices spike

Sep. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing lower Monday as a spike in oil prices raises fresh worries about the strength of the global economy. The U.S. and international benchmarks for crude oil each rose more than 14% after a weekend...

DeSantis' fundraising shows cash, appointments linked

Sep. 16, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Proud of his nonstop approach to leading Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis also hasn't taken much of a break from fundraising — quietly salting away almost $2.6 million in contributions since being sworn into office in January. Unlike his predecessor, now-U.S. Sen. Rick Scott,...