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Montana official uses border trip to promote campaign

Jun. 26, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is using his recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to promote his campaign for governor, but state Department of Justice officials maintain the visit was for official business only. Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan said Wednesday...

AP Interview: Russia hails Norway-brokered Venezuela talks

Jun. 26, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's envoy on Venezuela said that Norway-brokered talks between the South American country's government and the opposition have raised a glimmer of hope for settling the crisis, strongly warning the U.S. against using force. Alexander Shchetinin, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's...

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to toss groping case is denied

Jun. 26, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge rejected Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to throw out his New York City groping case so he can continue working, saying Wednesday that she needed time to review written arguments and didn't want to make a rash decision. Judge Keisha Espinal said she wouldn't rule on the actor's request to...

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

Jun. 26, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the Vatican to the U.S. Congress and campaign trail, expressions of anguish, empathy and outrage poured out Wednesday over the photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to enter the United States without legal...

Senate to pass $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

Jun. 26, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-held Senate is poised to pass a bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children. The vote comes after the chamber moved to swiftly reject a measure...

Guatemalan authorities raid electoral offices amid recount

Jun. 26, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Attorney General's Office says it has searched the offices of the country's election commission following supposed inconsistencies in the vote count in the June 16 general elections. The search led to the suspension of a planned vote-by-vote recount. Authorities say...

'They died in each other's arms,' migrant's mother says

Jun. 26, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at, but also comforting for how they clung to each other in their final moments. "You can...

Season's 1st tropical storm forms in Eastern Pacific

Jun. 26, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed off the coast of Mexico. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it poses no threat to land. Hurricane Alvin was located about 450 miles (725 kilometers) southwest off Manzanillo, Mexico, on Wednesday...

First tropical storm of the East Pacific season forms off Mexico; poses no threat to land

Jun. 26, 2019 1:54 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — First tropical storm of the East Pacific season forms off Mexico; poses no threat to land.

Brazil Bolsonaro tries new tactic to loosen gun laws

Jun. 26, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has issued new decrees to loosen Brazil's strict gun laws after his earlier effort was rejected by the Senate. The action published late Tuesday cancels a May decree that eased requirements for individuals to purchase and carry firearms in public. ...