US trade gap jumped to 10-year high; record gap with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods w...

AP Newsbreak: Border agents using firearms less

WASHINGTON (AP) — Firearms use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents is declining, and less-lethal force is also down, according to data obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. T...

Judge orders Trump administration to process immigrant cases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to continue processing applications for roughly 2,700 immigrants from Central America who were set to travel to the U.S. under...

Next year in Caracas? Venezuelans hope exile will end soon

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Next year in Caracas? As Venezuela's opposition rekindles street protests and builds powerful international support, the millions who fled are redirecting the...

Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as ...

Nielsen urges Central America to stop new migrant caravans

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is asking Central American nations to do more to stop migrant caravans and fight transnational crime. ...

Mexico seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at sea

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's navy says it has seized more than 1,300 pounds (630 kilograms) of cocaine from a speedboat off the country's Pacific coast. A high-speed pursuit using a n...

Jurgen Klinsmann received $3.35M settlement from USSF

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann received a $3.35 million settlement of his contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to the USSF's tax filing. His replacement, Bruce Arena,...

The Latest: Children sent to Mexico under US asylum policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts (all times local...

Trump administration sued over major shift in asylum policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind thro...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. During the p...

Ping-pong diplomacy: volunteer finds inspiration in St. Lucia

Award-winning Taiwanese novelist William Lien (連明偉) has always had an eye for overseas adventure, performing his military service by teaching Chinese in the Philippines and working odd jobs in Canada ...

Bukele wins El Salvador presidency vowing to end corruption

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A youthful former mayor of the capital easily won El Salvador's presidency, getting more votes than his three rivals combined to usher out the two parties that dominat...

CONCACAF says it will support Infantino for re-election

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football says it will support Gianni Infantino for re-election as FIFA president when soccer's world governing body holds a congre...

The Latest: Pope celebrates Mass for vast crowd in Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Panama and World Youth Day (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Pope Francis is celebrating an early morning Mass fo...