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2 priests killed in northern Mexico to be buried in village

Jun. 27, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

CEROCAHUI, Mexico (AP) — Two Jesuit priests killed last week in remote mountains of northern Mexico were expected to be buried Monday in the village where a gunman attacked them inside the church. The Revs. Javier Campos, 79, and Joaquín Mora, 80, had spent much of their lives...

6 police officers killed in northern Mexico ambush

Jun. 26, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six police officers were killed and four others wounded Sunday in the northern Mexico border state of Nuevo Leon after they were ambushed by a presumed drug gang equipped with 10 home-made armored cars and heavy weaponry. Nuevo Leon state police said the patrol...

Birds living in 2 states may be settling in Louisiana, too

Jun. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two U.S. states to settle in Louisiana as well. The state's first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports. Limpkins are...

8 bodies found, may be kidnapped workers from Mexican resort

Jun. 25, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eight bodies were found Saturday on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and they appear to be those of eight men apparently kidnapped from a resort on the Caribbean coast. Prosecutors in the state of Yucatan said the bodies were probably those of men reported abducted...

Smith scores twice, US women beat Colombia 3-0 in Colorado

Jun. 25, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored twice in the second half and the U.S. women's national team beat Colombia 3-0 on Saturday night to extend its home unbeaten streak to 68 games. Taylor Kornieck added a late goal in her national team debut. On Tuesday...

Former Astros GM Luhnow buys Spanish soccer club Leganés

Jun. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An investment group led by former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has bought Spanish soccer club Leganés. “We will do all we can to improve this club,” Luhnow said in Madrid on Thursday after purchasing the second-division team for an undisclosed sum...

Guatemala court blocks anti-corruption agreement

Jun. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court has tossed out an agreement that made it easier to prosecute bribery involving the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht — a ruling that favors a former cabinet official accused of corruption. The decision announced late Friday adds to a...

Mass same-sex wedding in Mexico challenges discrimination

Jun. 25, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Even after five years of living together in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, something as simple as holding hands or sharing a kiss in public is unthinkable for Dayanny Marcelo and Mayela Villalobos. There is an ever-present fear of being rejected or attacked...

Group asks for living wages, labor rights for 2026 World Cup

Jun. 25, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

With this year's World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there's a push for the North American cities awarded games for the 2026 tournament to commit to livable wages, equitable hiring and worker protection. The Dignity 2026 coalition has brought together groups...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S....