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October 22, 2018

5 dead, including 4 Americans, in Costa Rica rafting accident

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Costa Rica) -- Five people, including four Americans, died in a rafting accident in Costa Rica, authorities said. The bodies of Ernesto Sierra, Jorge Caso, Sergio Lorenzo and Andres Denis were found Saturday evening, along with that of Kevin Thompson Reid, 45, a Costa Rican guide. The Americans were aged 25 to 35. The four Americans were on a rafting tour that included 14 people on three rafts, all of which capsized Saturday afternoon. The remaining tourists and guide..
October 22, 2018

Police in Mexico try to stop caravan of Central American migrants determined to reach the US

Twitter/@MattGutmanABC(TAPACHULA, Mexico) -- A caravan of thousands of footsore Central American migrants who say they are seeking refuge from violence in their countries was moving north Sunday under the close watch of an army of Mexican federal police in riot gear. Mexican officials said federal police were staying in front of the caravan, which stretched about two miles and comprised of mostly people from Honduras and Guatemala, many of whom say they are determined to reach the U.S. border 1,..
October 22, 2018

Khashoggi died when he was put in a chokehold to prevent him from calling for help

Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL, Turkey) -- A Saudi official has told ABC News that Jamal Khashoggi was killed when he was "placed in a chokehold position" to prevent him from leaving the country's consulate in Turkey and calling for help. The evolving explanation comes 19 days after Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who had been critical of his country's current government, disappeared on Oct. 2 after going into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Once Khashoggi was repor..
October 21, 2018

US general was wounded in Kandahar attack

National Guard(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- Army Brigadier General Jeffrey D. Smiley was the wounded U.S. service member shot in Thursday's insider attack in Kandahar that killed two top Afghan officials in the province. The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan was also present during that attack, but was unharmed. "I can confirm that General Smiley is recovering from a gunshot wound," Lt. Cmdr. Grant Neeley, a spokesman for Resolute Support, the NATO-led training command in Afghanistan,..