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Lloyd scores quick goal and US women defeat Jamaica 4-0

Jun. 14, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the U.S. women's national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series. The U.S. women are undefeated in 41 straight matches, the third-longest streak in team history. The team is...

Nicaragua arrests 5 more opposition leaders in crackdown

Jun. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrested five opposition leaders during a major weekend round up, in what appears to be widespread detentions of anyone who might challenge his rule. The four arrests Sunday and one Saturday...

Shop owner's plea as California reopens: 'I need customers'

Jun. 13, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, Martha Medina would occasionally slip into her shuttered store on Los Angeles’ oldest street to ensure everything was secure. Colorful folklorico dresses from each of Mexico's 32 states lined the...

The Latest: Lebanon marks daily record of vaccinations

Jun. 13, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT — Lebanon has vaccinated a daily record of people against COVID-19, raising the total number of shots administered around the country against the virus to more than 1 million. The Health Ministry said nearly 23,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday alone in...

Border community center aims to unite teens on both sides

Jun. 13, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Operators of a new youth community center are hoping it becomes an inviting hangout for the town of Naco, the one in Arizona and the one in Mexico. El Centro Community Center, just a stone's throw from the Mexican border, opened its doors...

Cigar company wants to bring Cuban tobacco back to Tampa

Jun. 13, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The J.C. Newman Cigar Company claims to have the nation’s last bale of Cuban tobacco. Purchased just prior to the U.S. government cutting off all business relations with the socialist nation in 1962, the Newman family now stores it in their Ybor...

El Salvador beats St Kitts 4-0 in World Cup qualifying

Jun. 12, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

David Rugamas scored a pair of first-half goals, California-born Joshua Pérez added another and El Salvador won 4-0 at St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturday, moving into commanding position to advance in World Cup qualifying. The United States will be the opponent for the...

Evidence in Mexico serial killer's house suggests 17 victims

Jun. 12, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators digging under the house of a suspected serial killer on the outskirts of Mexico City said Saturday they have found 3,787 bone fragments so far, apparently belonging to 17 different victims. Prosecutors in the State of Mexico, which...

Peru's Fujimori: Bid to send her back to prison 'absurd'

Jun. 12, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on Saturday said she trusts she will not be sent back to prison after a judge reviews her freedom in a money laundering case and insisted that fraud was committed by her rival in a recent election she narrowly trails. ...

Bolsonaro fined for flouting mask order at motorcycle rally

Jun. 12, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro led thousands of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday — and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask in violation of local pandemic restrictions. The conservative president waved...