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Czechs protest parliamentary post for communist-era officer

Czechs protest parliamentary post for communist-era officer

Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and other major cities to protest the election of a former communist-era police officer as the head of a parliamentary committee on law enforcement.
Mexican writers, intellectuals demand end to political probe

Mexican writers, intellectuals demand end to political probe

A group of influential Mexican intellectuals and writers penned an open letter to President Enrique Pena Nieto, asking him to either bring charges or drop what is widely seen as a politicized
Leaders from ALBA bloc remember late President Hugo Chavez

Leaders from ALBA bloc remember late President Hugo Chavez

Leaders from Latin American governments belonging to an anti-U.S. bloc have converged on Venezuela's capital to commemorate the fifth anniversary of President Hugo Chavez's death.
Monarch butterfly numbers off for 2nd year in Mexico

Monarch butterfly numbers off for 2nd year in Mexico

A Mexican government report says the number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexican forests has declined for a second consecutive year.
Argentina ex-leader on trial for alleged cover up in bombing

Argentina ex-leader on trial for alleged cover up in bombing

Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez will face trial for allegedly covering up the role of Iranians in a 1994 bomb attack on a Jewish center.
UN chief appoints Bloomberg as envoy for climate action

UN chief appoints Bloomberg as envoy for climate action

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave former New York mayor and billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg a new title Monday as U.N. special envoy for climate action, handing him the job of spurring
Malta becomes 2nd European country to lower voting age to 16

Malta becomes 2nd European country to lower voting age to 16

Lawmakers in Malta have unanimously approved constitutional amendments lowering the minimum voting age for general elections and national referendums to 16.
Saudi Arabia hosts first-ever race for women

Saudi Arabia hosts first-ever race for women

Saudi Arabia hosted its first-ever race for women on Saturday as the Middle Eastern country slowly expands the rights of its female citizens.
Puerto Rico governor to reduce taxes, increase salaries

Puerto Rico governor to reduce taxes, increase salaries

Puerto Rico's governor is pledging to reduce taxes, raise pay for police officers and implement work requirements for those on welfare to help the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria amid the
Cuba condemns US cuts to embassy staff over 'health attacks'

Cuba condemns US cuts to embassy staff over 'health attacks'

A senior Cuban official is condemning Washington's decision to make the withdrawal of 60 percent of the U.S. Embassy staff permanent in response to mysterious ailments affecting American diplomats.
Trump name removed from Panama hotel after days-long standoff

Trump name removed from Panama hotel after days-long standoff

Workers at the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel in Panama City pried off President Trump’s name from the building Monday in an apparent sign that the Trump Organization lost a 12-day standoff over
Storm leaves California with just 39 percent average snow

Storm leaves California with just 39 percent average snow

Welcome snowdrifts await California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack.

Families of 4 men found buried on farm sue suspect's parents

The families of four young men killed and buried on a Pennsylvania farm are now suing the parents of the man who confessed in the killings.

The Latest: College lockdown ends; students return to dorms

The Latest on a lockdown at an upstate New York college campus (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Officials at an upstate New York college say a lockdown sparked by a telephone threat has ended after all
Utica College lockdown due to 'credible threat' lifted, school says

Utica College lockdown due to 'credible threat' lifted, school says

A lockdown at Utica College was lifted Monday evening after police received a “real, credible threat” from someone who claimed to have a gun on campus, school officials said.
Police link DNA to killings of women found slain in 1986

Police link DNA to killings of women found slain in 1986

The 1986 killings of two women who disappeared after attending a birthday party were committed by a man convicted in an unrelated murder three years later, according to DNA evidence linking the
The Latest: San Francisco to remove statue some call racist

The Latest: San Francisco to remove statue some call racist

The Latest on a vote to remove a San Francisco statue some consider offensive (all times local): 3:20 p.m. San Francisco arts commissioners have voted to remove a statue that shows a Native American

Sheriff: Deputy fatally shoots man who was armed with knife

Authorities say a Florida deputy has fatally shot a man who was armed with a knife.
Kansas man deported after disgruntled ex-girlfriend reports him to ICE, report says

Kansas man deported after disgruntled ex-girlfriend reports him to ICE, report says

An illegal immigrant living in Kansas was deported Friday after his ex-girlfriend reported him to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a report.

Attorney: Inmate endured 'torture' before execution halted

A lawyer for an Alabama inmate whose lethal injection was halted after staffers could not connect an intravenous line says his client should not face a second date in the death chamber.