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Shark bite sends woman snorkeling in Bahamas to hospitalAuthorities in the Bahamas say a tourist has been bitten by a shark in the second such attack in less than two months
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Brazil police arrest former Petrobras CEO in graft probeBrazilian police have arrested a former CEO of state oil company Petrobras on suspicion of receiving bribes from a construction company involved in a sprawling corruption scandal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A man navigates his motorbike through a barricade set up by demonstrators on the second day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Venezuela is less than three days from a vote that would start the process of rewriting its constitution by electing members of a special assembly to reshape the charter. The opposition is boycotting the vote, saying election rules were rigged to guarantee President Nicolas Maduro a majority in the constitutional assembly. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
AP Count: Death toll in Venezuela civil unrest hits 100Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during the inauguration ceremony for his new Culture Minister Sergio Sa Leitao at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. On Aug. 2, the House of Representatives will examine corruption charges against Temer, presented by Brazil's justice minister and the top prosecutor. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Poll: Brazil president's approval ratings hit new low, 5 pctA new poll in Brazil shows President Michel Temer's already-abysmal popularity ratings have hit a new low as corruption allegations continue to swirl around him and others in government
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Brazil church rejects abuse claims detailed in AP storiesA church in Brazil is calling "lies and distorted" facts the claims of former members who detailed physical and psychological abuse in a series of stories published this week by The Associated Press
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hurricane Hilary loses strength in Pacific west of MexicoForecasters have downgraded Hurricane Hilary to a Category 1 storm as it loses strength and heads through the Pacific Ocean away from the west coast of Mexico
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Argentina sentences 4 ex-judges for dictatorship-era crimesFour ex-federal judges in Argentina have been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed during the country's last dictatorship in a ruling rights groups are calling historic for shedding light on the regime's civilian accomplices
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officers advance toward anti-governments demonstrators during a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. President Nicolas Maduro is promoting the constitution rewrite as a means of resolving Venezuela's political standoff and economic crisis, but opposition leaders are boycotting it. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela leader's foes levy new sanctions and fresh strikeOpponents and critics of President Nicolas Maduro are trying again to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution but there is no public sign that their efforts were working
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, Brooke Covington, a member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale, N.C., leaves a hearing at Rutherford County Courthouse accompanied by an attorney, Joshua Valentine, in Rutherfordton, N.C. Covington and other church members are accused of kidnapping and assaulting Matthew Fenner, a former church member, because he is gay. Covington, 58, has pleaded innocent to one count each of kidnapping and assault. If convicted, she faces up to two years in prison. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
US, Brazil investigate sect accused of abuse, traffickingAuthorities in the US and Brazil are investigating allegations of abuse, forced labor and visa fraud after a series of Associated Press stories about the North Carolina-based evangelical Word of Faith Fellowship church
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard soldiers break through a barricade set up by anti-government protesters on the first day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in the Bello Campo neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. President Nicolas Maduro is promoting the constitution rewrite as a means of resolving Venezuela's political standoff and economic crisis, but opposition leaders are boycotting it. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: Man slain at protest in western VenezuelaVenezuela's chief prosecutor says a 30-year-old man has been killed in a protest in a western town, pushing the official toll to least 98 dead in nearly four months of unrest
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hurricane, tropical storm prowl Pacific Ocean far off MexicoHurricane Irwin has lost force and been downgraded to a tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean far west of Mexico, while Hurricane Hilary maintains a steady course out to sea with no threat to land expected
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Dec 14, 2013 file photo, passengers walk near departures gates at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, near Caracas, Venezuela. Colombia's flagship airline Avianca announced Wednesday, July 26, 2017, it is halting service to neighboring Venezuela because of changes needed to improve airport infrastructure and ensure international standards are met. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
Colombia's Avianca halts Venezuela flights, citing securityColombia's flagship airline is suspending all flights to neighboring Venezuela, citing security concerns
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican truckers' group protests rise in highway robberiesThe Mexican national truckers' association says highway robberies of freight trucks are "out of control" and calls the nation's roads "a no-man's land."
The Associated Press1 day ago
5 Colombian citizens charged in Texas jewelry theftsA prosecutor says five Colombian citizens have been arrested in three violent robberies in 2016 targeting traveling jewelry salesmen in Texas, one of which resulted in a death
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican Consulate official accused of selling work permitsAn official at the Mexican Consulate in Houston is accused in a lawsuit of offering U.S. work permits for sale
The Associated Press1 day ago
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