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5 dead in Costa Rica rafting accidentOfficials in Costa Rica say some tourists were among five people killed in a rafting accident on a swollen river in the west-central part of the country
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Central American migrants walking to the U.S. start their day departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward USDespite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing caravan of Central American migrants has resumed its advance toward the U.S. border
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
Central American migrants walking to the U.S. start their day departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The Latest: Federal police on highway ahead of caravanAbout 500 Mexican federal police are beside a highway that a caravan of Central American migrants is marching along toward the city of Tapachula
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Hurricane Willa grows rapidly off Mexico's Pacific coastA newly formed hurricane is rapidly gaining force off Mexico's Pacific coast and forecasters say Willa could reach Category 4 status before hitting land by midweek
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Honduran migrants who crossed into Mexico have started marching again toward the US borderHonduran migrants who crossed into Mexico have started marching again toward the US border
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Forecasters say newly formed Hurricane Willa growing rapidly, could hit Mexican coast by midweekForecasters say newly formed Hurricane Willa growing rapidly, could hit Mexican coast by midweek
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A group of Central American migrants gather in the central park of Ciudad Hidlago, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Mexican authorities for a second straight day refused mass entry to a caravan of Central American migrants held up at the border with Guatemala, but began accepting small groups for asylum processing and gave out some 45-day visitor permits that would theoretically allow recipients time to reach the United States. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
The Latest: Honduran migrant says he wants to return homeMigrant Gonzalo Martinez said he was voluntarily returning to Honduras from a bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico because he was disappointed in the violence of caravan members and just wanted to head home
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A group of migrants rests at the central park in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward USAbout 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and crossed a river from Guatemala have decided to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Thousands rally against leading, far-right Brazil candidateThousands of people have taken to the streets in Brazil to against far-right, front-runner presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
About 2,000 migrants who crossed river into Mexico vote in show of hands to re-form caravan, continue march northwardAbout 2,000 migrants who crossed river into Mexico vote in show of hands to re-form caravan, continue march northward
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off MexicoTwo tropical storms are in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast late next week
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A boy cries as he is brought back down after an unsuccessful attempt to lift him over a border fence, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Earlier in the day, waving Honduran flags and carrying umbrellas to protect against the sun, thousands of migrants arrived at the Guatemalan side of the border with Mexico, demanding they be allowed passage. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush MexicoCentral Americans traveling in a mass caravan have broken through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and warnings from U.S. President Donald Trump
The Associated Press1 day ago
Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylumWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seeking a court injunction pressing Ecuador to provide basic rights he says the country agreed to when it granted him asylum at its London embassy in 2012
The Associated Press1 day ago
WhatsApp tells companies to stop spam amid Brazil electionsThe messaging service WhatsApp says it has sent "cease and desist" letters to stop companies from sending bulk messages related to Brazil's election and banned their accounts
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lottery players buy Mega Millions lottery tickets Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing has soared to $1 billion. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening oddsIf it seems lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger
The Associated Press1 day ago
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