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Cleanup begins in Acapulco after strong earthquake

Cleanup begins in Acapulco after strong earthquake

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Residents of Acapulco began cleaning up broken glass and chunks of plaster Wednesday as they took in the full impact of a magnitude 7 earthquake centered nearby that shook most of southern Mexico, killing one person.
Fire kills 41 inmates, 80 hurt at crowded Indonesian prison

Fire kills 41 inmates, 80 hurt at crowded Indonesian prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia’s capital early Wednesday, killing at least 41 inmates, two of them foreigners serving drug sentences, and injuring 80 others.
Strong quake hits near Acapulco, buildings sway in capital

Strong quake hits near Acapulco, buildings sway in capital

A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City nearly 200 miles away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.
Mexico's Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime

Mexico's Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a state on the Texas border — that had made abortion a criminal act.
Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov.
UN nuke watchdog: Iran pressing on with uranium enrichment

UN nuke watchdog: Iran pressing on with uranium enrichment

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has continued to increase its stockpile of highly enriched uranium that could be used to make nuclear weapons in contravention of a 2015 accord with world powers that was meant to contain Tehran's nuclear program, the U.N.
Taliban name caretaker Cabinet that pays homage to old guard

Taliban name caretaker Cabinet that pays homage to old guard

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday announced a caretaker Cabinet that paid homage to the old guard of the group, giving top posts to Taliban personalities who dominated the 20-year battle against the U.S.
Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences

Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Belarus on Monday sentenced two leading opposition activists to lengthy prison terms, the latest move in the relentless crackdown that Belarusian authorities have unleashed on dissent in the wake of last year’s anti-go
Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province

Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said Monday they seized the last province not in their control after their blitz through Afghanistan last month, overrunning forces who had opposed their takeover.
South Lake Tahoe residents can return as fire threat eases

South Lake Tahoe residents can return as fire threat eases

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people forced to flee South Lake Tahoe could begin returning to their homes after evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings Sunday afternoon as crews made progress against a massive wildfire.