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6 charged with bid to smuggle arsenal to Mexican drug cartel

Jan. 24, 2022 20:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six men have been charged with plotting to smuggle assault weapons and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition, including .50-caliber armor piercing bullets, to one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels, authorities announced Monday. The alleged ringleader...

In deadly start to year, 3 journalists killed in Mexico

Jan. 24, 2022 18:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A journalist has been killed the northern Mexico border city of Tijuana — the second in the city in a week and the third in Mexico this month. Mexico President Andrés Manuel Obrador called Monday for a full investigation and cautioned against jumping to...

More migrants seek asylum through reopened Canadian border

Jan. 24, 2022 11:35 AM EST

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — Whenever a bus arrives at the Greyhound station in Plattsburgh, New York, a small band of taxi drivers waits to drive passengers on a half-hour trip to a snowy, dead-end dirt road. There, at the border with Canada, refugees pile out of taxis or vans several...

Texas DPS officer dies after traffic accident near border

Jan. 23, 2022 17:54 PM EST

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A Texas Department of Public Safety officer has died after being involved in a single vehicle traffic accident near the U.S.-Mexico border while working with the U.S. Border Patrol. Special Agent Anthony Salas was helping transport six individuals who had...

Chicago girl, 8, dies after being struck by stray bullet

Jan. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-year-old Chicago girl who was walking with her mother when she was shot in the head and killed by a gunman targeting someone else on the city’s Southwest Side has been identified. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the victim Sunday as...

Ngannou keeps belt, Figueiredo reclaims title at UFC 270

Jan. 23, 2022 02:56 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francis Ngannou retained his UFC heavyweight title with a surprising display of superior grappling in a unanimous-decision victory over previously unbeaten Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on Saturday night. Deiveson Figueiredo also beat Brandon Moreno by unanimous...

Fake ambulance with 28 migrants aboard found in Mexico

Jan. 22, 2022 22:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have detected many strange schemes to smuggle Central American migrants to the U.S. border, but on Saturday they said they found a new one: a fake ambulance loaded with 28 Nicaraguans, including nine unaccompanied children. Mexico’s...

Despite key win, Venezuela's opposition split over strategy

Jan. 22, 2022 18:28 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Iglenda Monzón lost her restaurant to Venezuela’s protracted economic crisis. Her daughters then emigrated to Colombia to find work and left behind two children. She and the boys sometimes go hungry and often do not have running water, electricity or gas. ...

Mexico's energy reform strains ties with US

Jan. 22, 2022 17:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s plan to favor its own state-owned electrical power plants and limit energy sales by private, foreign-built projects could affect U.S. investment in Mexico, officials said during bilateral talks this week. According to statements issued Friday, the...

Mexican president says he has drawn up a 'political will'

Jan. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke with unusual frankness about his health Saturday, acknowledging he spent the night in a Mexico City hospital after undergoing a cardiac catheterization Friday. López Obrador said he had prepared a...