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...

The Latest: George W. Bush to campaign in SC with Jeb

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local): 3:46 p.m. The brothers Bush are officially hitting the trail together. Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign announced Thursday that former President George W. Bush would campaign in...

The Latest: George W. Bush to campaign in SC with Jeb

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local): 3:46 p.m. The brothers Bush are officially hitting the trail together. Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign announced Thursday that former President George W. Bush would campaign in...

Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 52 inmates dead

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 52 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country’s deadliest prison melee in years. No escapes were reported in the clash at...

Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 52 inmates dead

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 52 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country’s deadliest prison melee in years. No escapes were reported in the clash at...

Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s struggling economy was the focus point of the president’s state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from opposition politicians. President Jacob Zuma outlined various steps to...

Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s struggling economy was the focus point of the president’s state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from opposition politicians. President Jacob Zuma outlined various steps to...