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Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.... 2/13/2016 11:16 PM

Puerto Rico arrests leader of gang in killing of prosecutor
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have arrested the alleged head of an auto theft gang whose other members have been arrested in last month's killing of a prosecutor.... 2/13/2016 11:08 PM

The Latest: Thousands greet Francis at Mexico basilica
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):... 2/13/2016 10:50 PM

Mexico warden, 2 other prison officers charged over riot
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday.... 2/13/2016 10:47 PM

The Latest: Turkey confirms shelling Kurds in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria as government troops, backed by Russian air power, continue to encircle rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo (all times local):... 2/13/2016 10:46 PM

The Latest: First bid for set of Air Jordans is $100,000
TORONTO (AP) -- The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):... 2/13/2016 10:45 PM

Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces on Saturday captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city, Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group said.... 2/13/2016 10:26 PM

Greek farmers end blockade of central Athens in tax dispute
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but are vowing to keep protesting until the government listens.... 2/13/2016 8:41 PM

Uganda's president cites security as key topic in debate
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's long-time president declared Saturday he would deal firmly with any security threats during and after next week's presidential election, brushing aside fears of violence during a televised debate with seven challengers.... 2/13/2016 8:22 PM

Church lifts ban of Indian priest convicted of sex assault
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago, a spokesman said Saturday.... 2/13/2016 7:29 PM

Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States.... 2/13/2016 6:59 PM

Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges
MADRID (AP) -- Protesters marched through Madrid and the southern Spanish city of Granada on Saturday calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism.... 2/13/2016 6:52 PM

Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves
MUNICH (AP) -- Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.... 2/13/2016 6:44 PM

Documentary "Fire at Sea" opens at Berlin Film Festival
BERLIN (AP) -- The director of "Fire at Sea" - a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya - says he wanted "to show the tragedy that's playing out in front of our eyes ... We're all responsible."... 2/13/2016 6:40 PM

Head of BAFTA: Film industry not diverse enough
LONDON (AP) -- The head of the British Academy Film and Television Awards says its annual ceremony does not feature more ethnic minority nominees because the film industry itself is not diverse enough.... 2/13/2016 6:34 PM

Syria truce hopes dim as Russia is skeptical, fighting rages
MUNICH (AP) -- Hopes of securing a temporary truce in Syria within a week dimmed Saturday as Syrian government forces tightened the noose around rebel-held parts of Aleppo and Russia's foreign minister put the chances of a quick truce at less than 50 percent. His comments and strong words from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry underscored deep U.S.-Russian disagreements over Syria.... 2/13/2016 6:27 PM

Brazil troops battle Zika mosquitoes
SAO PAULO (AP) -- More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus that many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.... 2/13/2016 6:05 PM

Seeking a Splash: Klay goes for All-Star 3s upset of Curry
TORONTO (AP) -- Klay Thompson believes, even if he knows many don't.... 2/13/2016 5:39 PM

WHO reports rise of neurological disorder in Zika outbreak
BERLIN (AP) -- A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said Saturday.... 2/13/2016 5:31 PM

South Sudan rebel leader says he is will take up VP position
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- South Sudan's rebel leader said Saturday that he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made.... 2/13/2016 5:10 PM



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