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Top journalist Carlos Chamorro flees Nicaragua, cites raids

Jan. 21, 2019 4:42 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than a month after Nicaraguan police raided and occupied his news outlets' offices, prominent journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro has fled to Costa Rica. Chamorro announced in a video posted Monday on Facebook that he made "the painful decision to go into exile to ensure my freedom...

Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire reaches 89

Jan. 21, 2019 1:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 89 Monday as more of the injured have died at hospitals. Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said 51 victims severely burned in the fire were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston, Texas. The victims...

NFL to play 4 games in London next season, 1 in Mexico City

Jan. 21, 2019 11:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will play four games in London next season but did not say which would be at Tottenham's delayed new stadium and which would be at Wembley. The league also said Monday one game will be in Mexico City — Kansas City vs. the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium, which hosted...

Pope visit to CentAm highlights church ministry to migrants

Jan. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for migrants at a time when migration has become a pressing political issue in the region and elsewhere. The...

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

Jan. 20, 2019 9:12 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans. "It was the popular tap," said Enrique Cerron, 22, who...

The Latest: Death toll for Mexico pipeline blast rises to 85

Jan. 20, 2019 8:21 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the deadly fire at a Mexican fuel pipeline (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer says the death toll from the ghastly pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 85. Fifty-eight others are hospitalized, and dozens more are listed...

Alvaro Ortiz wins Latin America Amateur, heads to Masters

Jan. 20, 2019 3:58 PM EST

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Right when it looked as though Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico would endure more heartache at the Latin American Amateur Championship, he delivered his best shots and finally earned a trip to the Masters. A runner-up each of the last two years, Ortiz hammered a 3-wood into the...

Asbury Puppet Ministry takes production internationally

Jan. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jan and Dave Meilner simply volunteered to help out at Children's Church on Sundays at Asbury United Methodist Church. They taught a kindergarten Sunday School class and used a puppet to help illustrate some Bible stories. "The rest is history," Jan Meilner said to the Tulsa World ....

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Jan. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he'd seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn't. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

Jan. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from an explosion at a punctured pipeline in central Mexico has risen to 73, while the number of injured stands at 74. Forensic experts continue to comb the...