- South American confederation wants Platini's FIFA ban lifted Updated: Oct-10-15 6:19 am
Michel Platini's FIFA suspension jeopardizes the integrity of the presidential election and should be lifted to ensure he can be a candidate, the South American confederation said, criticizing the ethics committee decision.
- Judge issues restraining order that allows Uber in Rio Updated: Oct-09-15 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian judge has issued a temporary restraining order against recently approved legislation that banned the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-apps like Uber in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.
- Development banks boost funding to fight climate change Updated: Oct-09-15 9:17 pm
LIMA, Peru - The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.
- Brown rejects driver's licenses to ease border crossings Updated: Oct-09-15 8:37 pm
SAN DIEGO - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Friday that would have positioned California to be the first state on the U.S. border with Mexico to issue driver's licenses that can be used to prove citizenship when entering the country as he acted on dozens of legislative measures.
- Death toll in Guatemala slide reaches 253, with 374 missing Updated: Oct-09-15 7:07 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - The death toll from the mammoth landslide that buried a neighborhood on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital has risen to 253 as the search for victims enters its second week. Nearly 400 people were still missing Friday.
- Cuba submits latest draft UN resolution against US embargo Updated: Oct-09-15 6:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The latest draft United Nations resolution urging the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba has appeared - and it points out President Barack Obama's commitment to end the policy.
- $2M bail set for diplomat charged in UN bribery case Updated: Oct-09-15 5:56 pm
NEW YORK - Over a prosecutor's objection, bail was set at $2 million Friday for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations General Assembly behind bars.
- Official: Lottery scam linked to killing of Jamaica family Updated: Oct-09-15 5:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Attackers killed six members of the same family and set their clapboard home on fire in northern Jamaica, and the island's security minister on Friday linked the massacre to the island's international lottery scam crime rings.
- US Border Patrol agent pleads not guilty in shooting of teen Updated: Oct-09-15 5:39 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the fatal cross-border shooting of a Mexican teen pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday.
- UN agency says Mexican soldiers tortured 4 crime suspects Updated: Oct-09-15 5:38 pm
MEXICO CITY - The United Nations Committee Against Torture has found that Mexican soldiers tortured four men they detained as crime suspects in a northern state in 2009.
- Iowa college establishes endowment fund for AP intern Updated: Oct-09-15 5:15 pm
GRINNELL, Iowa - A small private liberal arts college in Iowa has established an endowment fund in memory of a young alumnus who was also a news intern for The Associated Press when he died at age 22 in Mexico City in 2012.
- Dominican merchants close border market amid Haiti goods ban Updated: Oct-09-15 4:22 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Merchants in the Dominican Republic have shuttered the biggest border market for trade with Haiti amid that country's ban on some goods entering overland.
- Argentina forward Aguero will miss next World Cup qualifier Updated: Oct-09-15 3:36 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Paraguay next week with a left-leg injury.
- UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk Updated: Oct-09-15 2:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."
- Finance officials to clamp down on multinational tax evasion Updated: Oct-09-15 12:12 pm
LIMA, Peru - Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies have committed to toughening laws and boosting cross-border cooperation to prevent multinational companies from avoiding as much as $250 billion a year in taxes.
- Celebration of Peru's economic boom comes late Updated: Oct-09-15 11:54 am
LIMA, Peru - The world's top finance officials lavished praise on Peru's "economic miracle" this week, lauding it for cutting poverty by half during a decade-long bonanza of record-high prices for gold, copper and other metals it mines.
- Mexican site yields new details of sacrifice of Spaniards Updated: Oct-09-15 9:56 am
MEXICO CITY - It was one of the worst defeats in one of history's most dramatic conquests: Only a year after Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico, hundreds of people in a Spanish-led convey were captured, sacrificed and apparently eaten.
- Monarch butterflies begin entering Mexico on migration Updated: Oct-09-15 9:39 am
MEXICO CITY - Monarch butterflies have begun entering Mexico on their annual migration from the United States and Canada.
- Deputies make cockfighting bust in St. Martin Parish Updated: Oct-09-15 8:20 am
BREAUX BRIDGE, Louisiana - Sheriff's deputies say three St. Martin Parish residents have been arrested for cockfighting.
- Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed Updated: Oct-09-15 7:43 am
LAS VEGAS - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.
- 8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly Updated: Oct-09-15 12:23 am
UNITED NATIONS - There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents:
- UN wants another year for Haiti peacekeeping mission Updated: Oct-08-15 10:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. secretary-general is recommending that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti stay for another year - which might be its final one.
- Brazil loses without Neymar; Argentina falls with no Messi Updated: Oct-08-15 10:25 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil showed Thursday it can't win against the best without Barcelona star Neymar, losing 2-0 at Chile as qualifying in South America opened for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
- Declassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US Updated: Oct-08-15 9:34 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.
- Mexico has warrants for 23 officials in drug lord's escape Updated: Oct-08-15 9:28 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico has issued arrest warrants for 23 former officials, guards or police officers for allegedly participating in the escape of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman or failing to prevent it. Almost all of them are believed to be in custody.