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APNewsBreak: 'Why me?' Survivor recounts flash flood horror

PHOENIX (AP) — The man who survived an Arizona flash flood that killed 10 of his family members says he believes it was luck that allowed him to save his 1-year-old daughter from the onslaught. ...

Mexico offered rescuers, little long-term aid after quake

Governments and civilians around the world expressed condolences and promises of aid on Wednesday to help Mexico cope with a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that levelled buildings and killed more than 200 p...

Pope kicks off visit to Colombia aimed at building brides

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis opens the first full day in his Colombia visit on Thursday with messages to political leaders and citizens alike encouraging all to rally behind a peace process se...

Drivers whose cars were flooded by Harvey can't find rentals

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — His three vehicles flooded by Hurricane Harvey, Jason Bell checked at one car-rental office only to find about 2,500 people ahead of him on the waiting list. When he tried a mor...

Drug gangs take aim at police officers amid coca crackdown

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, another victim of criminal gangs who have killed 11 offic...

More mudslides in Colombia kill at least 17 people

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A deluge of rain set off landslides that smashed homes and filled streets with mud Wednesday in a mountain city in a coffee-growing part of Colombia, and authorities said at le...

Years of warnings preceded deadly flood in southern Colombia

MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Government agenci...

As Colombia death toll mounts, desperate quest for survivors

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rescuers prying through piles of rocks and wooden planks left by floodwaters from three rivers that surged through a Colombian city vowed to resume their search at first ...

Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses. But every year, police and growers in Colombia must work around the clock to mak...

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TOP STORY: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LONDON — Henrikh Mkhitaryan's goal-of-the-season contender sealed a 3-1 win for Manchester United over Sunderland on Monday and a fo...

Families prepare to receive the dead from Colombia crash

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Families are preparing to receive the bodies of the victims of this week's air tragedy in Colombia as experts develop a clearer picture of how things went so terribly wrong w...

Brazil team honored as experts study possible fuel problem

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Simultaneous tear-filled tributes were held at packed stadiums in Colombia and Brazil for the victims of this week's air tragedy that claimed 71 lives when a chartered plane ...

Opening of talks with Colombia's No. 2 rebel group delayed

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president ordered government negotiators to delay their planned departure Thursday for Ecuador's capital to inaugurate peace talks with the country's second-biggest ...

Give peace a chance: Colombia extends ceasefire with rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Thursday that he is extending a ceasefire with Colombia's largest rebel movement in a bid to give more time to efforts to save a peac...

Give peace a chance: Colombia extends ceasefire with rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Thursday that he is extending a ceasefire with Colombia's largest rebel movement in a bid to give more time to efforts to save a peace...