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Blast damages offices of Mexico Catholic Bishops CouncilAn explosive device has damaged a door at the headquarters of Mexico's Roman Catholic Council of Bishops, but there are no injuries
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, sits in front of the U.S. embassy while visiting former fellow detainees demanding financial assistance from the U.S., in Montevideo, Uruguay. Authorities reported on Monday, July 24, 2017, that Dhiab has returned to Uruguay after being deported from Morocco. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to RussiaThe government liaison for Guantanamo ex-detainees resettled in Uruguay says one of the men tried to travel to Russia in recent months, at least his fourth such attempt to leave the South American nation
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Brazil prosecutors triple budget for corruption probeThe Brazilian Attorney General's office is tripling its 2018 budget for a probe of a sprawling corruption scandal that has engulfed political and business leaders across Latin America
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan oppositionVenezuela's intelligence agency has detained two more judges that the government-stacked Supreme Court threatened with arrest after being appointed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Sunday, May 28, 2017 photo, former members of the Rhema Community Evangelical Ministry, from left, Marcelo Galvao Machado, Tania Machado, Naara Abe, Flavio Correa de Souza, Carlos, Rosangela Ferreira Souza, and Maria Reis, stand in a park in Franco da Rocha, Brazil, in the greater Sao Paulo area. Over the course of two decades, the U.S.-based Word of Faith Fellowship mother church took command of theirs and another congregation in Brazil, applying a strict interpretation of the Bible and enforcing it through rigorous controls and physical punishment, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered livesAP investigation reveals how over two decades, the U.S.-based Word of Faith Fellowship church took command of two congregations in Brazil, breaking up families and enforcing a strict interpretation of the Bible that included physical punishment
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Haitian migrants get residency extension from Dominican govtThe Dominican Republic has granted a one-year extension to some 230,000 Haitian migrants trying to renew or obtain residency permits that have soured relations between the two neighboring countries
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Nury Chavarria, 43, poses with her 9-year-old daughter, Hayley inside  Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven, Conn., on Monday, July 24, 2017. Chavarria has sought sanctuary from deportation because she needs to be with her four children, and understands she has become a symbol in the larger fight over immigration reform.   (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
Housekeeper welcomes role as symbol in deportation fightsA housekeeper who's secured sanctuary inside a Connecticut church says she's comfortable being a symbol in the push to change immigration laws
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Brazil land occupation targets ag minister's soy farmHundreds of landless farmers in Brazil have invaded and occupied a soybean plantation owned by a company belonging to Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi
The Associated Press4 hours ago
2 Hurricanes, tropical storm in Pacific far off Mexico coastTwo hurricanes and a tropical storm are moving through the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, but forecasters say they do not pose an immediate threat to land
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Hurricane Hilary forms in Pacific off Mexico, far from landHurricane Hilary has formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, but forecasters say the storm does not pose any imminent threat to land
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A bottle of water, flowers, candles, and stuffed animals help form a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of a Walmart store near the site where authorities Sunday discovered a tractor-trailer packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Monday, July 24, 2017. Several people died and others hospitalized after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer in the midsummer Texas heat, according to authorities in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truckImmigrants crammed into a broiling tractor-trailer in Texas are recounting a horrific journey during which they had no water, took turns breathing from a single air hole and pounded on the sides to try to get the driver's attention
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, sits in front of the U.S. embassy while visiting former fellow detainees demanding financial assistance from the U.S., in Montevideo, Uruguay. Authorities reported on Monday, July 24, 2017, that Dhiab has returned to Uruguay after being deported from Morocco. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Morocco, returns to UruguayAuthorities in Uruguay say that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay has returned to the South American country after being deported from Morocco
The Associated Press21 hours ago
James Mathew Bradley Jr., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Latest: Official: At least 25 migrants in truck were MexicanMakeshift memorial for 10 immigrants who died after being inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas includes unopened bottles of water
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Judge: Nonprofit legal groups can keep helping immigrantsA federal judge in Seattle says nonprofit legal groups around the country can keep assisting immigrants facing deportation, after a Justice Department decision threatened to curtail much of that work
The Associated Press1 day ago
BrIan Pyle, owner of Pyle Transportation Inc., the Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas, is interviewed by a television reporter Monday, July 24, 2017, in Schaller, Iowa. The company owned the truck and employed the driver who was found outside a San Antonio Wal-Mart transporting immigrants stuffed inside the trailer. Pyle denied any knowledge of the smuggling operation, saying he had reached a deal to sell the truck to a person in Mexico in May. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)
Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problemsThe small Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems
The Associated Press1 day ago
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