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Mexico finds 191 migrants packed into a bus, truck

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration agents have found a total of 191 mostly Central American migrants jammed into a truck and a bus.The country's National Immigration Institute said …

Officials eye ways to protect squirrels near Idaho dam

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho.The Idaho Water Resource Board has approved spending up to …

School administrators arrested in student 'fight club' case

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A school superintendent, principal and assistant principal were arrested for not telling authorities about a student "fight club" at their Connecticut high school, …

Younger party official faces test as Cuba's next president

SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Raul Castro travels in motorcades of gleaming imported sedans. Rings of grim-faced bodyguards protect him, pistols under crisp guayabera shirts. The 86-year-old …

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria — the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to …

FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities for the first time are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for more …

EU foreign policy hails Western Balkan efforts at membership

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European Union foreign policy chief on Thursday hailed efforts by nations in Western Balkans to advance toward membership in the bloc, ending a tour of the …

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.He thought nothing of it when …

Police: Homicide suspect fired weapon at officers, is killed

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a man suspected of killing a woman in front of her grandchildren was fatally shot after firing a weapon at officers who ordered him out of …

Lawmakers seek tour of prison home to deadly riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A handful of South Carolina lawmakers want to tour a maximum-security state prison where a riot killed seven inmates.In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated …

Los Angeles port commission approves SpaceX rocket facility

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles harbor commissioners have approved a permit for Space Exploration Technologies to build a facility on 19 acres of port land to manufacture a Mars rocket that …

A willingness to fix the euro's flaws is fading fast

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When Angela Merkel was re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for European nations to finally patch the remaining cracks in the euro — …

Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Video showing a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts has roiled the …

Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza protest organizers moved sit-in tents closer to the Israeli border fence Thursday, a day before a fourth planned mass demonstration, raising fears of more …

Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruption

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors are again accusing President Jimmy Morales of corruption related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his …

Package bomber set to be executed for judge's murder

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A package bomber who created a wave of terror across the South is scheduled to be executed in Alabama, nearly 30 years after killing a federal judge with a bomb mailed …

The Latest: Parker says Spurs will try to win for Popovich

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local):1 p.m.San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker says he has always viewed …

Control board meeting to OK austerity plans for Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are coming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances meets Thursday to approve several fiscal …

Correction: Obit-Mellon story

In a story April 17 about the death of Matthew Mellon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mellon had died at a rehabilitation center in Cancun, Mexico. Police have confirmed that Mellon …

Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses

FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires.Rob Talburt, assistant …