US hopes for Venezuela change fizzle for 3rd time this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time this year, the big moment in Venezuela has turned into a bust. Trump administration officials had expected that Wednesday might turn out to be th...

'We are with you!' US says of Venezuela opposition uprising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leaders calling for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro gained quick messages of support Tuesday from the Trump administratio...

Charging Assange reflects dramatic shift in US approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decision to seek the extradition of Julian Assange marked a dramatic new approach to the founder of WikiLeaks by the U.S. government, a shift that was signaled in the early days ...

Brazil's Bolsonaro talks up a friendlier approach to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shi...

US and Venezuela opposition to discuss ways to oust Maduro

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is planning new ways to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power and other means to provide assistance to the people of the economically devast...

Journalists tour center for migrant children in Florida

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. officials provided a glimpse Friday into a South Florida facility housing more than 1,000 teen-age migrants, seeking to dispel any suggestions that children are being mistr...

Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado's home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue p...

Senator denied entry to see Florida child migrant facility

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where...

US military plans as if Guantanamo won't close for decades

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to star...

Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and ...

Could Trump send the New York terror suspect to Guantanamo?

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would consider sending the suspect in the New York bike path attack to the Guantanamo Bay detention center. But just a few hours later, the govern...

What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm

BARCELONETA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. ...

Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed. ...

Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery from Hurricane Maria, and it's not all because of the storm. The island was suffering through a decade of econo...

As Irma spins, Cuba evacuates, Floridians empty stores

CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) — Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts and Floridians emptied stores of plywood and bottled water after Hurricane Irma left at least 16 people dead and thousands homeles...