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An aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin, which causes chikungunya fever. Symptoms include severe joint pain and fever. (AP Photo/USDA, File)

3 Orange County residents have chikungunya fever

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Health officials say three Orange County residents who traveled to the Caribbean this year have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus. The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that the three […]

07/24/2014

Magela Guerrero holds Pancho the Pelican as she poses for a photo in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. "When I saw him, it was love at first sight," said Guerrero, Pancho's 32-year-old adopted “mom,” of whom he’'s fiercely protective. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Pancho the Pelican an urban celebrity in Havana

HAVANA (AP) — Pancho the Pelican apparently prefers the company of humans to his own kind, and the grit of the big city to a life spent soaring through the breeze above the Caribbean Sea. […]

09/06/2013

Primary school students study in their classroom in Acapulco, Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico heads back to school with flawed textbooks

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexican children trooped back to school on Monday, they had already learned one lesson: You can’t believe everything you read in your textbook. Their new government-provided books are riddled with […]

08/19/2013

Military equipment lays in containers aboard a North Korean-flagged ship at the Manzanillo International container terminal on the coast of Colon City, Panama, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home country, which is under a United Nations arms embargo, Panamanian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

PHOTO GALLERY: Panama finds suspected weapons on N. Korean ship

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home […]

07/16/2013

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Obama gives Secret Service its 1st female director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency’s first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service, which has been marred by scandal.

03/26/2013

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Dream reports problems in St. Maarten

MIAMI (AP) – A month after a Carnival cruise ship was stranded for five days in the Gulf of Mexico, another of its cruise ships is reporting equipment problems in the Caribbean.

03/14/2013

Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo)

Report: Sandy’s winds felt as far west as Wis.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy not only caused destruction up and down the East Coast, it also created wind gusts as far west as Wisconsin and as far north as Canada.

02/12/2013

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis headlines jazz festival in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Saxophone legend Branford Marsalis is headlining a jazz festival in Haiti. Click to watch a video and listen to some of Marsalis’ music.

01/18/2013

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Wave of illness subsides on Caribbean cruise

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The cruise line that operates the Queen Mary 2 says an apparent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has subsided as the ship heads back to port.

01/02/2013

John McAfee

McAfee hospitalized after being denied asylum

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was hospitalized briefly Thursday after being denied political asylum in Guatemala.

12/06/2012

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