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Guantanamo prisoner loses bid for release before Trump eraA Guantanamo prisoner from Algeria has lost a last-minute legal maneuver to go home before President-elect Donald Trump takes office
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Prosecutors question Guatemalan president's brother, sonGuatemalan prosecutors say they've detained the brother and are questioning the son of President Jimmy Morales in a case of alleged corruption
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
A forensic investigator walks outside a private school in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2016. A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at the school, hitting a teacher and two other students in the head before killing himself. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)
Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills himselfOfficials say a 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, hitting a teacher and two other students in the head before killing himself
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia, right, receives the global statesman award by German Klaus Schwab, left, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, in the Congress Hall at the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
Colombia leader says peace talks to start with rebel groupColombian President Juan Manuel Santos says rebels belonging to the National Liberation Army have agreed to free a captive politician, clearing the way for formal peace talks with the country's second-largest rebel group to begin next month
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Officials say school shooter in northern Mexico has died of woundsOfficials say school shooter in northern Mexico has died of wounds
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Colombia president says accord reached with ELN rebels to free captive, start peace negotiationsColombia president says accord reached with ELN rebels to free captive, start peace negotiations
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Civil defense officials report gunfire at private school in northern Mexico city of Monterrey; injuries reportedCivil defense officials report gunfire at private school in northern Mexico city of Monterrey; injuries reported
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Flowers left by a well-wisher stand in the sand next to the Blue Parrot club, a day after a deadly early morning shooting, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival at a Caribbean resort town that left several foreigners and Mexicans dead.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewelsTwo consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government
The Associated Press14 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Chilean dreams of rescuing box camera photographyAP PHOTOS: Luis Maldonado is the last remaining photographer in the Chilean capital's main square still using a wooden box camera to make portraits
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A woman reacts after being evacuated from Plaza Las Americas mall following reports of gunfire in Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Gunmen attacked the state prosecutor's office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a deadly shooting at a music festival in a nearby town. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
4 dead in new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean resort regionGunmen attack the state prosecutors' office in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun, and authorities say four people are dead, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town killed three foreigners and two Mexicans
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Puerto Ricans cheer commutation for nationalist Oscar LopezCar horns ring out across Puerto Rico and people celebrate in the streets after President Barack Obama announces he has commuted the prison sentence of 74-year-old nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2002 file photo, a detainee from Afghanistan is carried on a stretcher before being interrogated by military officials at the detention facility Camp X-Ray on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. The White House said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 that the detention center will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after allThe White House says the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office Friday, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that has killed at least 125 inmates, many with their heads cut off or their hearts ripped out, and there is fear the gang-centered bloodshed could spill into the slums of major cities
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Official: Puerto Rico govt could collapse if no steps takenThe administration of Puerto Rico's new governor warns that the government of the U.S. territory could shut down if dramatic measures to offset its financial crisis aren't taken soon
The Associated Press22 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Argentine town digs out after mammoth mudslideAP PHOTOS: People in the northern Argentine town of Volcan are scrambling to rescue what's left of their belongings a week after torrential rains unleashed a devastating mudslide that buried most of the homes
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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