- Search covers broad area for ship lost in Hurricane Joaquin Updated: Oct-03-15 4:05 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas - An intensive search was under way Saturday in the waters of the southeastern Bahamas for a cargo ship with 33 people on board that lost power and began taking on water during Hurricane Joaquin and has not been heard from since.
- The Latest: Hurricane Joaquin upgraded to Category 4 Updated: Oct-03-15 3:05 pm
MIAMI - The latest on Joaquin and the storm's predicted path. All times local:
- Guatemala mudslide death toll reaches 30, more feared dead Updated: Oct-03-15 2:07 pm
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - Hundreds of rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered four more bodies early Saturday in the wake of a hillside collapse above a group of homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital. The death toll rose to 30 amid fears that hundreds more could still be buried in the rubble.
- 2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class Updated: Oct-03-15 9:41 am
MIDDLETOWN, Virginia - When Ann and Robert "Rob" Simpson took a group of Lord Fairfax Community College students to the Galapagos Islands for a three-week educational visit, their tour guide showed up in a mini skirt and go-go boots.
- United drops daily direct flight between Denver, Panama Updated: Oct-03-15 5:00 am
DENVER - United Airlines is ending its daily direct service between Denver and Panama City, Panama due to poor performance just 10 months after it began.
- Mexico beats Costa Rica 4-0 in Olympic qualifying opener Updated: Oct-03-15 1:56 am
CARSON, California - Marco Bueno scored twice and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Costa Rica 4-0 on Friday night in their Group B opener in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.
- Honduras beats Haiti 1-0 in Olympic qualifying opener Updated: Oct-02-15 11:13 pm
CARSON, California - Antony Lozano scored in the sixth minute and Honduras held on to beat Haiti 1-0 on Friday night in their Group B opener in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.
- US to review Colorado prisons for Guantanamo detainees Updated: Oct-02-15 9:33 pm
DENVER - A team from the U.S. Defense Department will visit both a state and a federal prison in Colorado to assess their possible use for housing detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
- Commission: Mexico needs special prosecutor for missing 43 Updated: Oct-02-15 9:29 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico needs to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case of 43 missing college students, whose fate remains a mystery a year after they disappeared at the hands of local police and a drug gang, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Friday.
- Colombian military kills warlord of rural cocaine fiefdom Updated: Oct-02-15 8:53 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - A years-long manhunt for a ruthless cocaine warlord who ruled a remote rural fiefdom with an armed band and generous bribes has ended with a military raid that killed the man considered Colombia's second most-wanted criminal.
- Ex-president to be questioned in Brazil corruption probe Updated: Oct-02-15 7:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - A Supreme Court judge ruled Friday that Brazil's federal police may question former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a witness in their investigation of a kickback scandal that has engulfed the state-owned oil company Petrobras.
- BMX test event in Rio put back 1 day over safety concerns Updated: Oct-02-15 6:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Organizers of next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics have moved a BMX test event back one day over safety concerns.
- Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm
SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.
- Former Panama President Eric Delvalle dies Updated: Oct-02-15 3:04 pm
PANAMA CITY - A former Panamanian president who was deposed in 1988 after challenging then-dictator Manuel Noriega has died.
- Mexico: endangered vaquita porpoises seen in Sea of Cortez Updated: Oct-02-15 2:19 pm
MEXICO CITY - A newly launched effort to find critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises has already spotted at least two and perhaps three of the elusive, rarely seen creatures in Mexico's Sea of Cortez.
- AP Interview: Uribe challenges Colombia's peace breakthrough Updated: Oct-02-15 1:36 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Former President Alvaro Uribe harshly criticized the international community for applauding a recent breakthrough in his successor's peace talks with leftist rebels, saying the deal undermines the rule of law in Colombia.
- Fugitive accused of torturing prostitutes found in Mexico Updated: Oct-02-15 12:55 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A fugitive wanted in the kidnapping and torture of two prostitutes nearly a quarter century ago is back in an Oregon jail after being arrested in Mexico.
- Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again with Latin band Updated: Oct-02-15 9:12 am
NEW YORK - Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again.
- Mexico extraditions part of new working relationship with US Updated: Oct-02-15 9:05 am
MEXICO CITY - Mexico has extradited 13 people to the United States, including two top drug traffickers, because of a new streamlined process between the two countries - and not because of the recent escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.
- Neymar to miss 2 qualifiers after court rejects appeal Updated: Oct-02-15 7:06 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Sport's highest court has rejected Brazil's attempt to overturn Neymar's ban from two World Cup qualifiers.
- Ambassador talks to refugee camp via video link at UN Updated: Oct-02-15 2:03 am
NEW YORK - The muscular young man on one side of the video link spoke of his flight from Syria and his life since 2012 at the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, where he teaches wrestling to boys.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm
Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead
- Panama, Cuba play to 1-1 draw to open Olympic qualifying Updated: Oct-01-15 8:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - Cuba and Panama played to a 1-1 draw Thursday night to open Olympic soccer qualifying.
- Q&A: Villeneuve and Deakins talk light and dark in 'Sicario' Updated: Oct-01-15 6:05 pm
TORONTO - "The Prince of Darkness" was the nickname of cinematographer legend Gordon Willis, but Roger Deakins, too, has shown a kingly command of shadows.
- Brazil's lower house approves visa waiver tied to Olympics Updated: Oct-01-15 3:32 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's lower house voted Thursday to grant a 90-day waiver to foreigners who normally need a visa so they can come to the country next year for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Dilma Rousseff.