Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico’s overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of...

Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote

DUBLIN (AP) — The leaders of Ireland’s other major parties accused Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeking to endanger jurors today as they waged their first head-to-head debate ahead of Ireland’s Feb. 26 election. Adams...

The Latest: Democratic presidential debate underway

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local): 9:02 p.m. The Democratic presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is underway on PBS. ___ 7:36 p.m. Sen. Ted Cruz says Donald Trump’s foul language isn’t very...

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in a week’s time. The deal appeared to...

Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major...

The Latest: Baldwin: Clinton should ‘be Hillary,’ despite NH

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says Hillary Clinton should follow one rule at the Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee Thursday: “Be Hillary.” The Democratic senator from Wisconsin...

Irish leaders hold 1st TV debate ahead of Feb. 26 election

DUBLIN (AP) — The leaders of Ireland’s four major parties have traded blows in the first live debate of the country’s Feb. 26 election campaign. Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s centrist Fine Gael party seeks to retain power alongside his coalition partner for...

The Latest: Trump: Pope is ill-informed on US-Mexico border

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local): 6:03 p.m. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is hitting Pope Francis over his upcoming visit to the U.S.-Mexican border. Trump says in an interview on Fox Business News...

Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared

CAIRO (AP) — Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of early Italian efforts to locate him. The summary, obtained by The Associated Press...

Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country’s deadliest prison melee in years. No escapes were reported in the clash at...