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Mexico’s Caribbean coast rocked by new deadly shooting

Police and soldiers take cover during an attack by gunmen on the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office in Cancun, Mexico, which left four people dead (AFP Photo/ERICK GRAJALES)

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexico’s Mayan Riviera was rocked by another shootout as gunmen attacked the prosecutor’s office, leaving four people dead, a day after five died in a nightclub shooting. Three gunmen and a police officer died as the Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office in Cancun came under fire ...

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Venus rolls back years to reach Australian Open third round

Venus Williams of the US celebrates after defeating Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele in their Australian Open second round match, in Melbourne, on January 18, 2017 (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN )

Melbourne (AFP) – Venus Williams rolled back the years to move smoothly into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday despite an elbow injury that forced her out of the doubles competition. The 13th seed, an eight-time quarter-finalist or better in Melbourne, won 6-3, 6-2 against Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, ...

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Five dead in shooting at Mexico music festival

Firefighters and police stand outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Ro state, Mexico where 5 people were killed on January 16, 2017 (AFP Photo/Victor Vargas)

Playa del Carmen (Mexico) (AFP) – A shooting erupted during an electronic music festival at a Mexican beach resort early Monday, leaving five people dead, including one in a stampede as revelers fled in panic. Fifteen other people were injured in the melee after an armed person opened fire on ...

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Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Vice President Joe Biden in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13, 2016. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. “I wanted to get some folks together to pay tribute to somebody who’s not only been by my side for the duration of this amazing journey,” Obama during ...

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Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

People gather inside a shop in downtown Havana, Cuba, January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy. The end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which allowed any ...

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