US vows tough approach to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba

The United States is imposing new sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba and promising additional penalties against Nicaragua
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In migrant caravan, a Nicaraguan family flees persecution

Amid thousands of mostly Honduran migrants fleeing poverty and gang violence, a Nicaraguan family says political persecution and death await back them home
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Nicaragua to expel UN team after critical report

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after it published a critical report blaming the g
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Nicaragua to expel United Nations human-rights team after report blaming government for violent repression

Nicaragua to expel United Nations human-rights team after report blaming government for violent repression
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Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua as government cracks down on unrest
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UN calls on neighbors to receive those fleeing Nicaragua

The United Nations says thousands of people are fleeing political violence and rights violations in Nicaragua
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Nicaragua's president celebrates crackdown on opposition

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has used the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution to celebrate strengthening his grip on power amid months of anti-governm
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Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution amid protests, bloodshed

Nicaragua is marking the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza amid protest and bloodshed
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Correction: OAS Nicaragua resolution story

Correction: OAS Nicaragua resolution story
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OAS condemns human rights abuses in Nicaragua

The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civili
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Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

Nicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians lay siege and retook a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of re
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Shooting erupts as Nicaraguan forces move into symbolic city

Nicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians are laying siege to a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of res
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Families bury the dead after bloody weekend in Nicaragua

Families began burying the dead following a bloody weekend in Nicaragua as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by anti-government demonstr
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Rights group: At least 10 shot dead in Nicaragua violence

A Nicaraguan rights group says at least 10 people were shot dead as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by opponents of President Daniel O
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Coast Cutter Healy returns to Seattle homeport

The crew of a Coast Guard icebreaker returned to their homeport in Seattle following the ship's annual artic deployment
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Top lieutenant to 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison

A top lieutenant to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life in prison in a Virginia courtroom
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Deadline looms for Latinos detained by Arpaio's officers

Latinos illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order face a Monday deadline to apply for taxpayer-funded compensation for the harm they
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Raiders sign CB Montrel Meander, place CB Leon Hall on IR

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent cornerback Montrel Meander and placed cornerback Leon Hall on injured reserve
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Woods spared penalty because of high-tech video evidence

Upon further review, Woods avoids penalty under ruling limits high-def replays in slow motion
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A man and his baby: A desperate bid to cross into US

The young Honduran man was worried and you could see it on his face: Clutching his 1-year-old son, he looked back apprehensively toward the barrier he just cros
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The Latest: Dallas police chief says shooting was tragic

Dallas' police chief says all personnel in her department continue to feel "anguish" over the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old black man inside his own apartment
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Shooting of neighbor brings murder charges against officer

White Dallas officer charged with murder in fatal shooting of black neighbor
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White Sox acquire Colome from payroll-shedding Mariners

Reliever Alex Colome was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the payroll-shedding Seattle Mariners for catcher Omar Narvaez
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Titans CB Malcolm Butler cleared from concussion protocol

Tennessee cornerback Malcolm Butler has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday when the Titans host the New York Jets
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