Total solar eclipse wows North America as clouds part just in time for most

A chilly, midday darkness fell across North America on Monday as a total solar eclipse raced across the continent, thrilling those lucky enough to behold the spectacle through clear skies.

Haiti police recover hijacked cargo ship in rare victory after 5-hour shootout with gangs

Haiti’s National Police agency says that it has recovered a hijacked cargo ship laden with rice following a gun battle with gangs that lasted more than five hours.

International leaders condemn Ecuador after police break into the Mexican Embassy in Quito

The global condemnation of Ecuador’s government for its decision to break into the Mexican Embassy snowballed Sunday with more presidents and other leaders expressing disapproval, shock and dismay.

Navy fires commander of medical unit in South America

Capt. Abigail Yablonsky Marter, the commanding officer of Naval Medical Research Unit South, has been relieved due to a loss of confidence in her ability to command. Marter is the sixth commanding officer to be relieved by the Navy this year.

When Haiti’s gangs shop for guns, the United States is their store

When Walder St. Louis entered the Miami pawnshop in October 2021, two AK-47s and an AR-15 were on his shopping list. Germine Joly, then head of the Haitian gang 400 Mawozo, had placed the order from a Port-au-Prince prison. St. Louis would soon send two barrels of firearms back to the Haitian capital.

GoFundMe for family of US Marine who went missing off Puerto Rico approaches $10k goal

A GoFundMe set up to help the family of a United States Marine who went missing in Puerto Rico continues to get closer to its goal of $10,000.

Peru president hit by Rolex scandal seeks support from reviled congress

Lawmakers are widely forecast to greenlight President Dina Boluarte’s new cabinet, looking past the so-called Rolex scandal that has roiled her government in recent weeks.

Coast Guard suspends search for Marine swept away by currents in Puerto Rico

The search for Marine Cpl. Samuel Wanjiru, 26, who was swept away by strong currents while vacationing in Puerto Rico, has been suspended, the Coast Guard announced.

Search for missing Massachusetts Marine in Puerto Rico enters new phase

The search for a 26-year-old Worcester marine who was swept away by strong currents while vacationing in Puerto Rico has entered a “passive” phase, Puerto Rican authorities said.

How a Panama Canal change brought big ships such as the Dali to Baltimore

A 2016 expansion of the Panama Canal ushered in larger ships worldwide. Maryland officials saw economic opportunity in them. Then one hit the Key Bridge.