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Tropical Storm Tara soaking Mexico's central Pacific coastTropical Storm Tara is drenching west-central Mexico while moving just offshore, and forecasters are warning of the danger of possible flash floods and high winds in some coastal areas
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Tropical Storm Tara moving just off Mexico's Pacific coastTropical Storm Tara is dropping heavy rain on west-central Mexico while moving just offshore, and forecasters are warning of the danger of possible flash floods and high winds in some coastal areas
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Hondurans march in a caravan of migrants moving toward the country's border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty and seek new lives in the United States, in Ocotepeque, Honduras, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The group has grown to an estimated 1,600 people from an initial 160 who first gathered early Friday in a northern Honduras city. They plan to try to enter Guatemala on Monday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Honduran migrants bed down after pushing into GuatemalaHundreds of Hondurans hoping to reach the United States bedded down for the night in a Guatemalan town after that country's authorities blinked first in attempts to halt their advance
The Associated Press4 minutes ago
Honduran migrants cross a roadblock of Guatemalan police as they make their way to the U.S., in Esquipulas, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Police stopped the migrants for several hours but the travelers refused to return to the border and were eventually allowed to pass. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-boundHundreds of Honduran migrants have surged over the Guatemalan border hoping to make it to new lives in the United States, far from the poverty and violence of their home nation
The Associated Press11 hours ago
New tropical storm brings rains to central Mexican coastNewly formed Tropical Storm Tara is soaking parts of west-central Mexico with heavy rains as it drifts off the country's central Pacific coast
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Chile says 2 US citizens, 1 Chilean gone missing found deadChilean authorities say two young Americans and a Chilean who had gone missing over the weekend have been found dead in a river estuary, the apparent victims of accidental drowning
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department in Bismarck, N.D. shows Lavrick Willocks, of Jamaica. Willocks, the mastermind of a a Jamaican lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in federal court in Bismarck, N.D., to six years in federal prison. (Burleigh County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 yearsA Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.8 million has been sentenced to six years in federal prison
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mexican officials arrest last suspect in activist's killingMexican authorities have arrested a man accused of participating in the killing of an activist last year
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Catholic priest killed in northern MexicoAuthorities in the northern Mexican state of Baja California are investigating the apparent slaying of a Roman Catholic priest in the municipality of Playas de Rosarito
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Body of newlywed man found on Costa RicaThe body of a Massachusetts man who was swept away by floodwaters while honeymooning in Costa Rica has been recovered
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Memory of slain councilwoman honored in Rio de JaneiroThousands of people have gathered in Brazil's second largest city to honor the memory of a councilwoman and human rights activist who was shot to death seven months ago
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nicaraguan activists detained in government crackdownA Nicaraguan human rights group says two activists were forced off a plane for questioning by government officials in Managua amid detentions of anti-government protesters
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrant caravan swells in Honduras as group nears GuatemalaHundreds more Hondurans have joined a caravan of migrants moving toward the country's border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty and seek new lives in the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla L. Provost, left, meets with members of the media south of Falfurrias, Texas. Immigration authorities detain and process thousands of people every month who cross the U.S. border without permission. But when detained people try to make claims of misconduct, advocates say they run into a series of hurdles and issues that make their complaints difficult to substantiate. Border Patrol chief Provost said in a recent interview that her agency takes any allegations against any of its 19,000 agents "very, very seriously." (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP File)
Immigrants face hurdles to prove abuse by US agentsAdvocates say immigrants in detention who report misconduct by Border Patrol agents face hurdles that make their complaints difficult to substantiate
The Associated Press1 day ago
Spontaneous caravan of migrants winds way through HondurasA caravan of more than 1,000 Hondurans is winding its way toward their country's border with Guatemala, with the goal of reaching a better life in the United States
The Associated Press2 days ago
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