Puerto Rico marina awaits $450M renovation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Caribbean’s largest marina is getting a $450 million makeover. A Connecticut-based hedge fund is improving infrastructure and facilities at the Puerto del Rey marina in northeast Puerto Rico. Gov. Alejandro Garcia…

Fight over ex-president marks Mexico’s oil debate

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The debate over proposals to open Mexico’s oil industry to private companies has become mired in a battle over the memory of revered former president Lazaro Cardenas, roughly Mexico’s equivalent of Franklin D. Roosevelt.…

Bombings around Iraq’s capital kill 7 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say two bombings around the capital, Baghdad, have killed seven people. Police officials said that the deadlier of the two attacks took place Friday night when a bomb exploded as people left…

Islamic militants kill 13 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian legislator and a survivor say suspected Islamic militants have killed 13 people in an attack on a northeast village near where a massacre occurred at a mosque. Legislator Ayamu Lawan Gwasha said…

Israel extradites war crimes suspect to Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A former Bosnian Serb soldier accused of taking part in the Srebrenica massacre has been placed into custody to face trial after his extradition from Israel. Aleksandar Cvetkovic, who fled to Israel and obtained…

Spain’s richest woman dies at age 69

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish company that owns the Zara chain of clothing stores says co-founder Rosalia Mera has died. She was 69 and Spain’s richest woman. Inditex SA did not give details in its statement Friday about…

Paraguay president: I’ll sell cigarette factory

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay’s new President Horacio Cartes says he’s willing to sell off his cigarette-making business that has often drawn criticism from foreign governments worried about contraband. At a news conference on his first full day…

Bahrain authorities crush prison riot, 40 injured

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini authorities crushed a prison riot on Friday, leaving at least 40 injured after they fired stun grenades and tear gas, rights groups said. Prisoners called their families from inside the prison to alert…

AP names correspondent for Montevideo, Uruguay

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leonardo Haberkorn, a prize-winning investigative journalist, has been named a correspondent for The Associated Press in Montevideo, Uruguay. His appointment was announced Friday by Marjorie Miller, the AP’s editor for Latin America and the…

Earthquake shakes Mexican capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An earthquake shook Mexico’s capital Friday and Mexican authorities has reported a moderate magnitude of 5.3. There are no reports of damage or injuries. Many office workers evacuated their buildings after the quake set…

Divers search Philippine ferry for 213 missing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry with nearly 700 people aboard sank near the central Philippine port of Cebu on Friday night after colliding with a cargo vessel, and a survivor said he saw bodies in the sea.…

Ataturk museum reopens in his Greek birthplace

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A museum dedicated to the founder of the modern Turkish state has reopened in his native city in northern Greece following a year’s restoration work. Greek and Turkish government officials said the museum, at…

Zimbabwe opposition withdraws election challenge

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s opposition says it doesn’t expect fair treatment from the Constitutional Court on an appeal over July 31 elections that the electoral commission said President Robert Mugabe won by a large margin. Douglas Mwonzora,…

Isinbayeva says she may have been misunderstood

MOSCOW (AP) — A day after her condemnation of homosexuality, Russian pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva said her comments in English may have been “misunderstood.” The two-time Olympic gold medalist supported Russia’s new anti-gay law Thursday and criticized…

Syrian airstrike kills at least 15, wounds dozens

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say an airstrike by the Syrian military has killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens of others in the contested northern city of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the…