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Family, friends mourn British journalist killed in Brazil

Jun. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Gathered at a cemetery on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, friends and relatives paid their final respects on Sunday to British journalist Dom Phillips, killed in the Brazilian Amazon while researching for a book about how to save the world’s largest rainforest. ...

Birds living in 2 states may be settling in Louisiana, too

Jun. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two U.S. states to settle in Louisiana as well. The state's first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports. Limpkins are...

Italian nun slain in Haiti is hailed by pope as martyr

Jun. 26, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday hailed as a martyr an Italian missionary nun slain in Haiti, where she cared for poor children. The diocese of Milan says Sister Luisa Dell’Orto, 64, was slain “during an armed aggression, probably with the aim of robbery," in...

Man starts cigar brand to honor Surfside victim grandparents

Jun. 26, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Fusco was 16 years old when he got his first cigar — a gift from his grandfather, plucked out of a special tobacco drawer in his grandparents’ Surfside condominium. Fusco, now 23, says that started a tradition of smoking cigars with his grandfather while...

Ecuador's government lifts state of emergency amid protests

Jun. 25, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso on Saturday lifted a state of emergency he'd imposed in six provinces amid an Indigenous-led strike, a surprise move that came as lawmakers in the National Assembly heard an opposition petition to remove him from office. ...

8 bodies found, may be kidnapped workers from Mexican resort

Jun. 25, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eight bodies were found Saturday on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and they appear to be those of eight men apparently kidnapped from a resort on the Caribbean coast. Prosecutors in the state of Yucatan said the bodies were probably those of men reported abducted...

Smith scores twice, US women beat Colombia 3-0 in Colorado

Jun. 25, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored twice in the second half and the U.S. women's national team beat Colombia 3-0 on Saturday night to extend its home unbeaten streak to 68 games. Taylor Kornieck added a late goal in her national team debut. On Tuesday...

Clash with police leaves 1 Indigenous person dead in Brazil

Jun. 25, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A confrontation between military police and members of the Guarani Kaiowá group south of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil near the Paraguay border left at least one Indigenous person dead and seven wounded, state authorities said. Three officers were also injured in the...

Former Astros GM Luhnow buys Spanish soccer club Leganés

Jun. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An investment group led by former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has bought Spanish soccer club Leganés. “We will do all we can to improve this club,” Luhnow said in Madrid on Thursday after purchasing the second-division team for an undisclosed sum...

Guatemala court blocks anti-corruption agreement

Jun. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court has tossed out an agreement that made it easier to prosecute bribery involving the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht — a ruling that favors a former cabinet official accused of corruption. The decision announced late Friday adds to a...