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Boehner urges military help for border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is urging President Barack Obama to send National Guard troops to the southern border to help deal with the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America. In a […]


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Company defends US men detained in Honduras

MIAMI (AP) — Six U.S. men detained for weeks in Honduras were working on a project to aid local lobster divers, associates said Saturday, and they deny violating weapons laws by failing to declare a […]


A fungus called coffee rust has already caused more than $1 billion in damage across the Latin American region. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus […]


A worker from the health ministry fumigates the backyard of a home where the man who lives there sits in his wheelchair in the neighborhood of Waspam in Managua, Nicaragua on July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Dengue epidemic looms for Central American region

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Central America is on track to have one of its worst years ever for the painful, sometimes fatal disease of dengue, prompting governments across the region to mobilize against the mosquito-borne […]


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Trace Adkins picks unknown singer for TV duet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “Celebrity Apprentice” finalist Trace Adkins has an apprentice of his own. In the market for a duet partner, Adkins picked out an unknown singer he saw at a junior-college fundraiser to […]



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