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Press groups condemn killing of Honduras journalist

Mar. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Press groups are condemning the weekend slaying of a Honduran television journalist. The InterAmerican Press Association says Gabriel Hernandez was shot to death Sunday in the southern province of Valle. The 54-yer-old Hernandez hosted the "The People Speak" program on Canal Valle TV and...

Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico seek to stay in US

Mar. 19, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several asylum seekers who are being forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court told a judge Tuesday that they are afraid to return to Mexico as they await their next hearing — a development that introduces a new wrinkle to a major U.S. policy...

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

Mar. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S. emphasized close ties between the two countries during a stop in Phoenix Tuesday as she and Gov. Doug Ducey urged American lawmakers to approve the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. "The U.S. of today cannot be explained without the...

The Latest: Asylum seekers ask to wait in US, not Mexico

Mar. 19, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on initial hearings for asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Several asylum seekers who have been forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court have told a...

Mexican government apologizes in deaths of 2 students

Mar. 19, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government has formally apologized to the families of two university students who were shot to death by soldiers in 2010. The soldiers had falsely claimed the students were drug cartel gunmen and planted weapons on the bodies to justify the shooting. The students happened to...

Mexican president promises not to seek re-election

Mar. 19, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an open letter promising to not seek re-election after his six-year term ends in 2024. That move was prompted by opposition fears that a proposal to let voters oust the president midway through his term might actually end up...

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spews hot rock, ash

Mar. 19, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion at the crater of Mexico's Popocatepetl stratovolcano has hurled incandescent rock about 1 ½ mile (2.5 kilometers) down its slopes and sent ash into the night sky near the nation's capital. The Mexican government disaster agency says ash was expected to fall on towns...

Takeaways from Beto O'Rourke's presidential launch

Mar. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — After weeks of hype, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke swung through Iowa for the first time and strode into the presidential race to larger crowds and more media attention than most others in the already crowded 2020 Democratic field. Until recently, O'Rourke was a little-known El...

Spence defends IBF welterweight title with win over Garcia

Mar. 17, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. had to go the distance to defend his IBF welterweight title for the third time. Still, the outcome was never in doubt for one of the world's best pound-for-pound boxers. Spence unanimously outpointed previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia, a skilled boxer who...

Beyond veto: Trump seeks more workarounds to avoid Congress

Mar. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first veto was more than a milestone. It signals a new era of ever perilous relations between the executive and legislative branches of government. Trump's agenda was stymied even before his party lost unified control of Washington at the start of the year and he...