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  • Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces. Hagel made the comment Wednesday to reporters traveling with him to Mexico City for...

  • Bolivia approves downing of drug-smuggling planes

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A new law in Bolivia authorizes the military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine. But the law signed Tuesday by President Evo Morales can't go into practice until Bolivia buys and installs radar systems at its borders. Morales says he's looking...

  • Bolivia threatens to fire protesting soldiers

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Despite a government threat to fire them, some 500 soldiers marched in Bolivia's capital Wednesday for a second consecutive day to demand greater upward mobility within the armed forces. Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra said armed forces officials wouldn't meet...

  • Chile aims to end dictatorship-era election rules

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet is determined to make Chile's democracy more representative, and for the first time in a quarter century, there may be just enough votes in Congress to achieve it. Bachelet wants to end an electoral system that has squeezed out...

  • Colombia president reinstates ousted Bogota mayor

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's capital was changing hands for a third time in little over a month after President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday he would execute a court order reinstating Bogota's ousted leftist mayor. The surprise ruling late Tuesday by the Superior Tribunal...

  • Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them. One day before the board of directors meets in Indianapolis and two days before Northwestern football players are scheduled to...

  • Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out. She and her father gave authorities samples as part...

  • Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died. He was 84. Heard died...

  • 6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired Wednesday for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said. The firings were the first major personnel action since the...

  • Death row case puts Oklahoma in legal bind

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two death row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them have placed Oklahoma's two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The state's high court delayed the inmates'...

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