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Unusual wake held for Puerto Rican taxi driver
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona's final fare was highly unusual: a wreath of flowers for his own funeral.... 5/25/2015 10:32 PM

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) -- A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.... 5/25/2015 10:25 PM

Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.... 5/25/2015 8:51 PM

Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.... 5/25/2015 8:27 PM

Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet
CANNES, France (AP) -- Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion.... 5/25/2015 8:23 PM

Egyptian woman arrested over racy music video
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for "inciting debauchery."... 5/25/2015 7:57 PM

UN chief wants more options for refugees, recalls lost home
DUBLIN (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world to find new ways to provide shelter to refugees. People like him.... 5/25/2015 7:53 PM

Burkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara death
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is being dug up to answer lingering questions about his death.... 5/25/2015 7:45 PM

Mexico officials stand by account of deadly ranch shootout
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions raised about the lopsided death toll.... 5/25/2015 7:44 PM

Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.... 5/25/2015 7:43 PM

Thousands flock to mass funeral for Saudi attack victims
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tens of thousands of mourners poured into the streets of eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend a mass funeral for victims of last week's suicide bombing attack at a Shiite mosque that was claimed by the Islamic State group, attendees said.... 5/25/2015 7:20 PM

Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound.... 5/25/2015 7:06 PM

Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.... 5/25/2015 6:39 PM

Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said, as battles raged across the country.... 5/25/2015 6:23 PM

California looks Down Under for drought advice
SYDNEY (AP) -- California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.... 5/25/2015 6:20 PM

Elections in Suriname to decide gov't for next 5 years
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) -- Suriname's President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country's next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years.... 5/25/2015 6:16 PM

Galapagos Island volcano erupts first time in 33 years
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.... 5/25/2015 6:09 PM

Spain leader blames austerity, scandals for election result
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party's showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was compelled to take during Europe's recent debt crisis and a recent string of political scandals.... 5/25/2015 6:04 PM

AP NewsAlert
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official says 19 police officers, 7 soldiers killed in ongoing Taliban siege.... 5/25/2015 5:40 PM

Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says
DUBLIN (AP) -- Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.... 5/25/2015 5:32 PM



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