US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink
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US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slipping for the second day in a row Wednesday as banks and small-company stocks continue to take steep losses. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil slides almost 4 percent. That’s canceling out gains for drug companies and household products makers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard … Continue reading

Brazil’s president may lead a ‘walking dead administration’
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Brazil’s president may lead a ‘walking dead administration’

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s president is vowing to remain in power despite a damaging new corruption allegation, but Latin America’s largest nation could very well be rudderless as long as he stays at the head of what one analyst is calling a “walking dead administration.” President Michel Temer struck a defiant note Thursday, promising … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe
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The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has responded with a direct “no, no” to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser. Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he … Continue reading

UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October
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UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday, April 13, to end the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after 13 years, sending a strong signal that the international community believes the impoverished Caribbean nation is stabilizing after successful elections. The peacekeepers helped normalize a country in chaos after political upheaval in … Continue reading

Marshals nab last of ‘cocaine cowboys,’ on lam for 26 years
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Marshals nab last of ‘cocaine cowboys,’ on lam for 26 years

MIAMI (AP) — A quarter-century after he vanished on the eve of a major drug indictment, the last of Miami’s fabled “cocaine cowboys” was in custody Thursday, April 13, nabbed on a suburban bike ride with his wife near Disney World. Prosecutors say the man living under an assumed name is Gustavo “Taby” Falcon, who … Continue reading

Man suspected of shooting US border agent arrested in Mexico
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Man suspected of shooting US border agent arrested in Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — A fugitive accused of pulling the trigger to kill a U.S. Border Patrol agent was captured in Mexico more than six years after a slaying that exposed a bungled gun-tracking operation by the U.S. government. Mexican authorities arrested Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes on Wednesday, April 12, as the U.S. government has pushed hard to … Continue reading

US says countries must punish UN troops for sexual abuse
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US says countries must punish UN troops for sexual abuse

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday, April 13, urged all countries that provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping missions to hold soldiers accountable for sexual abuse and exploitation, an appeal that came after she cited an Associated Press investigation into a child sex ring in Haiti involving Sri Lankan peacekeepers. She also … Continue reading

5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam
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5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets in wealthy eastern Caracas amid a tropical downpour Thursday, April 13, to support a protest movement that is gaining steam even as it turns more deadly. Venezuela officials confirmed earlier in the day that a fifth person had died in the wave of anti-government … Continue reading

Mexico starts giving residency to stranded Cubans
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Mexico starts giving residency to stranded Cubans

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it has started the process of giving residency permits to 588 Cuban migrants who have been stranded in the border city of Nuevo Laredo since the U.S. ‘changed its immigration policy in January. The National Immigration Institute says the permits don’t constitute political asylum or refugee status … Continue reading

Ex-Mexican governor’s long flight from justice ends
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Ex-Mexican governor’s long flight from justice ends

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of an ex-governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas caps a five-year, seemingly desultory search for the ruling-party politician accused of organized crime and money laundering. It may have been one of the least serious searches in history. Analysts say the government was loath to arrest one of … Continue reading

Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure
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Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanding new elections faced off with security forces who launched tear gas and stood shoulder-to-shoulder blocking roadways in the Venezuelan capital Monday, April 1o. Demonstrators covered their faces to protect against the plumes of tear gas that wafted through the streets of Caracas. A few threw rocks as … Continue reading

Thousands march for immigrant rights in Dallas
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Thousands march for immigrant rights in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Thousands of people marched and rallied in downtown Dallas on Sunday, April 9, to call for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system and end to what organizers said is an aggressive deportation policy. Organizers who called Sunday’s event the “Dallas Mega March” said President Donald Trump’s executive orders restricting travel from … Continue reading

During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan
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During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, April 11, and unveiled what he described as a new get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions under President Donald Trump. The nation’s top law enforcement official outlined a series of changes that he said mark the start of a new push to rid … Continue reading

Venezuela opposition leader banned from running for office
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Venezuela opposition leader banned from running for office

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government has barred opposition leader Henrique Capriles — twice a major presidential candidate — from running for office for 15 years, a surprise move sure to ratchet up tensions amid a growing street protest movement Capriles read from excerpts of the comptroller general’s order at a rally Friday, April 7, … Continue reading

Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest
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Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government fired tear gas and rubber bullets at some of the thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro who poured into the streets of Caracas Saturday, April 8, amid a weeklong protest movement that shows little sign of losing steam. The demonstrations in the capital and several other cities came … Continue reading