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  • Gunmen kill man, wound 2 inside Acapulco beach restaurant

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say gunmen targeted a man at a restaurant on one of Acapulco’s most popular beaches, killing the customer and wounding two other people. Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez Heredia says the attackers stopped in a car outside the restaurant and fired at a man inside, killing him instantly […]
  • Myanmar refugees evacuated from squalid Omaha apartments

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 500 refugees have been relocated from a Nebraska apartment complex after units were deemed unlivable. The Omaha World-Herald reports the Myanmar refugees were living at the Yale Park Apartments in north Omaha, including about 175 school-age children and dozens of toddlers and babies. City inspectors evacuated the apartments Thursday, citing […]
  • Pennsylvania dioceses consider victims’ compensation fund

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses said late Friday they are willing to set up a victims’ compensation fund as they face the prospect that state lawmakers will give victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to sue the church. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference issued the statement for the dioceses saying they […]
  • Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church’s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a […]
  • Parents of Wisconsin teen who died in Rome come for trial

    ROME (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student whose body was found in the Tiber River in Rome have testified in the Italian capital at a homeless man’s manslaughter trial. Jody and Nick Soloman told Italian RAI state TV they testified Friday at the latest hearing in the trial that began in May. […]
  • The Latest: Arizona crash driver had smuggling record

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crash that left eight dead including four Guatemalans (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Court records show the driver and passenger of an SUV involved in a deadly head-on crash that left them and four Guatemalan men dead had been previously convicted of immigrant smuggling charges. Federal court […]
  • Cyprus protests Turkish warship’s arrest of fishing boat

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus was trying to secure the release of five fishermen who were taken into custody by a Turkish warship Friday as they fished off the northern coast of the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation. The Cyprus government spokesman, Prodromos Prodromou, said authorities had filed a protest of the detentions with the […]
  • Father of Russian held in US says jail conditions improved

    MOSCOW (AP) — The father of a Russian woman jailed in the U.S. on charges that she tried to infiltrate U.S. political organizations as a covert Russian agent said Friday that the U.S. authorities have eased her prison regime. Maria Butina has pleaded not guilty to the charges and Russia has dismissed them as “preposterous.” […]
  • Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia’s capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were treated to special scented baths before they were retired during the […]
  • Spat over taxes splits leading candidate, adviser in Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The key economic adviser to Brazil’s leading presidential candidate cancelled two campaign events on Friday amid a disagreement with his boss. Market-friendly Paulo Guedes, the main adviser of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, canceled events at the American Chamber of Commerce and broker XP Investimentos in Sao Paulo. Bolsonaro has said that […]