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Death toll in violence at Bolivian fuel plant rises to 6

Nov. 20, 2019 10:15 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to six. The public defender’s office announced the casualty toll on Wednesday, a day after the violence in the city of El Alto, near La...

Gunmen in Mexico try to steal fuel convoy

Nov. 20, 2019 9:14 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed thieves tried to abduct an entire convoy of fuel tanker trucks in northern Mexico, but security forces fought off the gang in a shootout. Mexico began moving fuel in tanker trucks this year to combat thefts from government pipelines. But now thieves appear to be attacking even fuel...

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

Nov. 20, 2019 9:07 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray made a successful return to the Davis Cup on Wednesday, rallying to beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (5). Murray trailed 4-1 in the third set and 4-1 in the decisive tiebreaker, but came back both times to give Britain a 1-0 lead over the Netherlands in Group E of the...

Cuba accuses US diplomat of supporting illegal actions

Nov. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government has made its first extensive comment on the detention of dissident José Daniel Ferrer. It accuses the top U.S. diplomat in the country of directly supporting illegal actions by Ferrer, head of one of the country’s largest opposition groups. The statement in...

5.4, 6.3 earthquakes rattle southern Mexico

Nov. 20, 2019 8:52 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake has rattled the southern Pacific coast of Mexico before dawn, just hours after a 6.3 quake. The U.S. Geological Survey said the two quakes occurred at almost the same spot, just offshore from the Mexico-Guatemala border. It was unclear if the 5.4 quake at 11:30...

AP Explains: How have the protests in Chile evolved?

Nov. 20, 2019 12:00 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It’s been nearly five weeks since the most potent civil unrest in Chile’s recent history broke out, bringing mass protests across the South American nation. Most of the demonstrators are peaceful as they push a broad range of demands intended to bring more equality to...

US beats Cuba 4-0 to reach Nations League semifinals

Nov. 19, 2019 11:35 PM EST

Five weeks after a dismal loss in Canada left the United States on the verge of elimination from the first CONCACAF Nations League, the Americans advanced to the semifinals with their second straight win and started looking ahead to World Cup qualifying next year. Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34...

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

Nov. 19, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people. The Trump administration announced July 16 that it would deny asylum...

Nadal leads Spain to win over Russia in Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 19, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive, then Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López completed the comeback in the decisive doubles match to give the hosts a 2-1 win over Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Granollers and López defeated Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev...

Chilean police suspend use of pellet guns against protesters

Nov. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police are suspending the broad use of pellet guns that have wounded thousands during protests and left more than 200 people without sight in one eye. National police director Mario Rozas said Tuesday that pellet guns will now be used only in extreme cases, in which the lives...