BC-AP Americas Digest
BC-AP Americas Digest
Apr. 14, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council meets in emergency session as violence escalates in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops. AP photos, video.
VALPARAISO, Chile — A raging fire leaps from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burns out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than 10,000 people are evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison. By Graciela Ibanez and Marianela Jarroud. Sent at 880 words. AP Photos, Video.
SEVEN DEAD BABIES-ARREST
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A U.S. woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over a decade is arrested after police discover the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. AP Photos.
VERACRUZ, Mexico — A passenger bus slams into a broken-down truck and bursts into flames, killing at least 36 people in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reports. SENT at 250 words. AP Photos.
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas— A jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside Jewish sites in Kansas is Frazier Glenn Cross, and the Southern Poverty Law Center says he has long been an outspoken white supremacist. AP Photos.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Camp 7 is a prison within a prison on this scrub brush-and-cactus covered U.S. base that has been so shrouded in secrecy that its exact location is classified. The prison complex holding 15 of the most notorious terrorist suspects in U.S. custody is being dragged into the spotlight, in part because a prisoner's complaints of sleep deprivation have brought proceedings in the Sept. 11 case to a halt. By Ben Fox. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.
NEW YORK— Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago. AP Photos.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans. By David McFadden. SENT at 520 words. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — The next U.S. presidential election is more than two years away, but competition for the nomination is well under way. Democrats have a powerful front-runner who may not face a real challenger, while Republicans have a wide-open field with no candidate close to being a favorite.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
MTV MOVIE AWARDS
LOS ANGELES — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earns the prize for best film at the MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave." AP Photos.