Flower petals surround an image of Pope Francis that reads in Spanish "Welcome to Peru Pope Francis," placed by Shamans performing a welcome ritual for the pontiff one day before he arrives to Peru, on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
January 17, 2018 - 1:35 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Peru's indigenous leaders have sent a letter to Pope Francis urging him to press for the cleanup of polluted rivers and recognition of ancestral land rights during his visit to the Amazon. Three...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:38 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped from Latin America. The Iberian police forces announced the big drug bust on Wednesday. They said...
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A demonstrator holding a banner reading in Catalan, "Freedom", gathers with others outside the Catalonia parliament during a parliamentary session in Barcelona, Spain Jan. 17, 2018. A new Catalan parliament is meeting following a botched secession attempt last year and amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber's separatist majority. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
January 17, 2018 - 7:43 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Catalonia's new parliament has elected a pro-secession speaker, thus virtually guaranteeing the chamber's push for independence for Spain's northeastern region will continue. In its opening...
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In this handout photo released by Russian rights group Memorial, a view of the working room of the regional Prominent human rights group Memorial after the arson attack in Nazran, Ingushetia region, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Masked attackers on Wednesday torched the office of the prominent Russian rights group Memorial in the region of Ingushetia, the latest escalation of tensions between the activists and officials in the North Caucasus. (Russian rights group Memorial, Photo via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 7:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Masked attackers on Wednesday torched the office of the prominent Russian rights group Memorial in the region of Ingushetia, the latest escalation of tensions between the activists and officials in the North Caucasus. The arson attack that Memorial said happened in the early hours...
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January 17, 2018 - 7:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German and Polish police have carried out raids against suspected people-smugglers who helped Syrians travel to Germany illegally. German federal police said Wednesday that about 170 officers searched premises in Berlin and elsewhere across the country, and arrested two people. They...
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January 17, 2018 - 6:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces, adding a subplot to the high-stakes drama that has transfixed followers of Chinese politics. Chen Xiaoping, a New York-...
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January 16, 2018 - 11:18 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested Monday night after arriving at JFK International Airport. He made an initial...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office shows Ronald Gasser, accused of killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute. The trial in a road-rage shooting that left McKnight dead was set to begin with jury selection Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in a New Orleans suburb. McKnight was shot to death by Gasser in the December 16 shooting. (Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
January 16, 2018 - 10:23 pm
GRETNA, La. (AP) — The trial in a road-rage shooting that took the life of former NFL football player Joe McKnight began Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb, where a judge and attorneys were questioning dozens of potential jurors. Ronald Gasser, 56, is charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 1,...
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Angela Lansbury attends a photocall during the PBS Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 16, 2018 - 9:25 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Angela Lansbury has words of wisdom for young actors. Lansbury, 92, who plays crusty Aunt March in PBS' new adaptation of "Little Women," advised newcomers to learn everything possible about the character they're playing and "don't just go out there and spout words." Actors...
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Detective walks next to a home Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, where police arrested a couple on Sunday accused of holding 13 children captive, in Perris, Calif. Authorities said an emaciated teenager led deputies to the California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
January 16, 2018 - 8:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials. David Turpin had been home schooling his children at the...
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