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UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The newly-appointed head of the U.N. environment agency said Tuesday he wants to change the organization to relate more to the average person and plans to further engage the private sector to achieve global environmental goals.... 5/3/2016 11:58 PM

Mexico: 3 kidnapped Americans freed in northern border state
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Three American citizens abducted last month in the northern state of Tamaulipas, across the border from Texas, were rescued by Mexican police in a confrontation in which a suspected kidnapper was killed, authorities said Tuesday.... 5/3/2016 11:07 PM

Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City has extended into Wednesday a pollution alert that requires 40 percent of cars and trucks to keep off the streets.... 5/3/2016 11:05 PM

Brazil attorney general seeks probes of ex-president Silva
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday that the attorney general has asked it to authorize investigations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state oil company Petrobras.... 5/3/2016 10:58 PM

Wildfires cause chaos in Canada town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- At least half of a northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.... 5/3/2016 10:55 PM

Partying, training, then more celebrating for Leicester team
LEICESTER, England (AP) -- There are certain pitfalls to being a club's first title-winning side. Leicester City's once-unheralded players discovered Tuesday that going for a pizza is no longer so easy once you're a Premier League champion.... 5/3/2016 10:20 PM

Venezuela govt says police killed most wanted gang leader
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan officials say the country's most wanted gang leader has been killed in a shootout with police.... 5/3/2016 9:52 PM

Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption.... 5/3/2016 9:47 PM

El Salvador arresting negotiators of now defunct gang treaty
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Attorney General's Office says arrest warrants have been issued for 21 people tied to a 2012 gang treaty that temporarily lowered the country's homicide rate.... 5/3/2016 9:15 PM

The Latest: UK and France urge UN council meeting on Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):... 5/3/2016 8:47 PM

Brazil judge overturns WhatsApp suspension
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge struck down an earlier court ruling to suspend messaging service WhatsApp in Latin America's biggest country for 72 hours, reactivating it on Tuesday, the day after it was shut down.... 5/3/2016 8:27 PM

Chile: fishermen protest, block roads after toxic blooms
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean fishermen have staged a protest demanding the government compensate them better after toxic algae blooms killed their catch.... 5/3/2016 8:20 PM

Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.... 5/3/2016 8:08 PM

Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure
HELSINKI (AP) -- A helicopter accident in western Norway last week that killed all 13 people on board was caused by technical failure and not human error, investigators said Tuesday.... 5/3/2016 7:52 PM

Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry leaked to journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry that were leaked to the media on Tuesday outline strategies for deflecting public outrage over recent arrests and suggest a gag order on the case of an Italian student abducted and killed in Cairo.... 5/3/2016 7:46 PM

3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo.... 5/3/2016 7:21 PM

Filipino militants threaten 3 hostages after beheading 1
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Muslim militants have threatened to kill three more hostages in their jungle base in the southern Philippines more than a week after beheading a Canadian man after they failed to get a huge ransom demand by a deadline.... 5/3/2016 7:16 PM

Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday... 5/3/2016 7:03 PM

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death Tuesday of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.... 5/3/2016 7:02 PM

Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.... 5/3/2016 6:55 PM

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