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July 28, 2015 - 5:58pm
33 min 32 sec ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says creating a path as soon as possible to allow Puerto Rico's government to file for bankruptcy would help the U.S. territory recover from its economic crisis.

Lew made the comments in a two-page letter to Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. It was released Tuesday and comes amid heightened concern that Puerto Rico will default on several upcoming payments as it struggles with $72 billion of public debt...

July 28, 2015 - 5:16pm
33 min 32 sec ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials have filed a criminal complaint after villagers in the central state of Tlaxcala bulldozed a chapel from the 1700s.

The small Chapel of Holy Christ was originally built during colonial times by the Franciscan order and added on to in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The head of the historical monuments department said Tuesday that he doesn't know why residents in San Pablo del Monte tore down the chapel late Saturday...

July 28, 2015 - 4:23pm
33 min 32 sec ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Palestinian officials say a shooting in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon has killed two people and wounded three.

Tuesday's shooting in the Ein el-Hilweh camp comes three days after an official from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party — Talal Baladneh, who was also known as Talal the Jordanian — was ambushed and killed in a hail of gunfire near the camp.

The Palestinian officials say one of killed men was a member of the...

July 28, 2015 - 4:20pm
33 min 32 sec ago

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The last of the wild horses on Great Abaco island in the Bahamas has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning.

The director of the Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society said Tuesday that the tissue has been shipped to a U.S. animal cloning technology company. Director Milanne Rehor hopes this can give the group "a crack at bringing the herd back."

She says 200 wild horses once grazed and trotted...

July 28, 2015 - 3:39pm
33 min 32 sec ago

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Carmen Quintana's scarred face has become a symbol of the atrocities committed by Gen. Augusto's Pinochet 1973-1990 dictatorship. Now she finally feels that justice is being done.

Soldiers drenched 18-year-old Quintana and 19-year-old Rodrigo Rojas with gasoline and set them ablaze during a street demonstration on July 2, 1986. Rojas died four days later. Quintana underwent lengthy treatment for severe burns.

Now a local judge...

July 28, 2015 - 3:22pm
33 min 31 sec ago

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A high-ranking Canadian Forces officer is facing 10 sex-related charges related to allegations stemming from his mentoring of military cadets.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service said Tuesday that Lt. Col. Mason Stalker has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, four counts of sexual exploitation and one count each of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and breach of trust by a public officer....

July 28, 2015 - 3:08pm
33 min 31 sec ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Embattled Mexican national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera has been fired following a TV reporter's claim that the coach known as "El Piojo" punched him.

Soccer Federation head Decio de Maria announced the move Tuesday afternoon.

The incident involving Television Azteca's Christian Martinoli took place Monday at the Philadelphia airport as the team prepared to return to Mexico following its 3-1 victory over Jamaica in the Concacaf...

July 28, 2015 - 2:53pm
33 min 31 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — A judge has sentenced two men to 12 years in prison for one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history.

Gary Sorenson and Milowe Brost were found guilty of fraud and theft in February in an elaborate scheme in which investors were promised unrealistic returns.

More than 2,400 people around the world lost up to $400 million by investing in mining and financial companies that prosecutors said were really just fronts to funnel cash...

July 28, 2015 - 2:28pm
33 min 31 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — An official in the northern French port of Calais says that 2,100 migrants tried to storm the area surrounding the Eurotunnel early Tuesday before being repelled by police.

The official, who spoke on condition she not be named because she wasn't authorized to speak publicly, said police arrested 200 of the migrants. She said it was the largest such attempt by migrants to enter the site.

Calais is a key port for sea and land crossings to...

July 28, 2015 - 2:14pm
33 min 31 sec ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services says it is revising the outlook for Brazil's foreign-currency debt from stable to negative.

The ratings agency says in a statement emailed on Tuesday that it has kept Brazil's BBB- long-term foreign-currency sovereign credit rating and the country's BBB+ long-term local-currency sovereign credit rating

However, the ratings outlook was lowered to negative because of political and economic risks...

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