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Tropical Storm Josephine closer to land, Kyle moving away

Aug. 14, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kyle was moving away from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States late Friday as Tropical Storm Josephine continued its crawl toward islands in the Caribbean. Threats to land appeared to be minimal from both storms, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m....

In this photo released Tuesday, July 28, 2020, by Sepahnews, a Revolutionary Guard's speed boat fires a missile during a military exercise. Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto a replica of an aircraft carrier in the exercise called

UN soundly defeats US demand to extend arms embargo on Iran

Aug. 14, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday resoundingly defeated a U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, with the Trump administration getting support from only the Dominican Republic but vowing further action to prevent Tehran's sale and export of...

Soldiers disinfect the Christ the Redeemer site, currently closed, to prepare for what tourism officials hope will be a surge in visitors in the upcoming weekend as health restrictions are eased amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

Aug. 14, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

AUG. 7-13, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photojournalist Moises Castillo in Guatemala City. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews...

FILE - In this June 27, 2006, file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. A federal judge has turned back an effort to delay an independent medical review for Saudi citizen Mohammed al-Qahtani, held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who was so badly mistreated in American custody that he cannot be put on trial.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Medical review upheld for Saudi prisoner at Guantanamo

Aug. 13, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has turned back an effort to delay an independent medical review for a Saudi citizen held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who was so badly mistreated in American custody that he cannot be put on trial. U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle late Wednesday rejected the...

An electoral official, right, tells a voter that the ballots haven't arrived at a voting center in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Puerto Rico's primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of ballots in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory, forcing frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

Puerto Rico set for 2nd voting round after botched primaries

Aug. 13, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans prepared Thursday for a second consecutive weekend of primary elections after the U.S. territory's Supreme Court ordered authorities to reopen polling centers where botched ballot supplies prevented people from voting in the first round. The court's ruling...

An official turns away two voters at a voting center lacking ballots in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Puerto Rico's primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of ballots in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory, forcing frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primaries

Aug. 12, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held this Sunday at centers that never opened or did not remain open for the required eight hours. The ruling was...

Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Votes in botched primary valid, will be counted; second round to be held at certain centers

Aug. 12, 2020 6:59 PM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Votes in botched primary valid, will be counted; second round to be held at certain centers.

Oil spill in Venezuela stains treasured Caribbean beaches

Aug. 12, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An oil spill in Venezuela has coated a stretch of the crisis-wracked nation's Caribbean coastline, treasured for its white sand beaches, clusters of small islands and wildlife. Fisherman and locals living around Morrocoy National Park began reporting oil washing ashore last week...

FBI arrests 7th person in Puerto Rico public corruption case

Aug. 12, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents on Wednesday arrested an accountant in a corruption investigation involving Puerto Rico's former education secretary. FBI spokeswoman Limary Cruz identified the man as Aníbal Jover, who once was president of Puerto Rico’s Association of Certified...

An electoral official, right, tells a voter that the ballots haven't arrived at a voting center in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Puerto Rico's primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of ballots in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory, forcing frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

Puerto Rico gov sues elections commission in primary debacle

Aug. 11, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday added new demands to conflicting proposals for rescuing the U.S. territory's botched primary election, suing to insist on an election re-do at all polling centers that opened late — not just those where a lack of ballots kept...