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Chilean tennis player banned 8 years for match-fixing

Aug. 20, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez has been banned for eight years for match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Saez refused to cooperate with its investigation and also failed to report "a corrupt approach" at a tournament. Saez originally attracted the TIU's attention because of...

Venezuelan man makes 'one-legged' trek across South America

Aug. 19, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — A Venezuelan man who lost his left leg in a traffic accident has walked to the bottom tip of South America, hoping to inspire his daughter and his compatriots to pursue their dreams despite difficult times. Yeslie Aranda left his Venezuelan hometown of San Cristobal in the...

UN probing 35 North Korean cyberattacks in 17 countries

Aug. 12, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country....

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes Chile

Aug. 1, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of central Chile on Thursday though there are no immediate reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.8 quake struck at 2:28 p.m. local time (19:28 GMT) and was centered 59 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of San...

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes Chilean capital; no immediate reports of damage or injuries

Aug. 1, 2019 2:45 PM EDT
SANTIAGO, Chiile (AP) — Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes Chilean capital; no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

New Mexico chile plant selected to be grown in space

Jul. 27, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (AP) — It'll be one giant leap for chile-kind. A hybrid version of a New Mexico chile plant has been selected to be grown in space as part of a NASA experiment. The chile, from Española, New Mexico, is tentatively scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station for...

Messi suspended from Argentina's opening World Cup qualifier

Jul. 24, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Lionel Messi was suspended from Argentina's first qualifying march for the 2022 World Cup and fined $1,500 by South American soccer's governing body. CONMEBOL said its decision Tuesday resulted from Messi's red card during Argentina's 2-1 win over Chile on July 6 in the third...

New Mexico, Colorado get fired up over hot peppers

Jul. 12, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "It's on!" New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she's ready for a culinary duel with her neighbors to the north after the governor of Colorado proclaimed on social media that chile grown in his state is the best and will be stocked in grocery stores across four Western...

UN rights chief 'appalled' by conditions in US for migrants

Jul. 8, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief said Monday she was "appalled" by the conditions migrants and refugees face in U.S. detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration's immigration policies. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet...

Copa América: Messi sent off as Argentina takes 3rd place

Jul. 6, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

SÃO PAULO (AP) — For a match that didn't mean much, there was a lot going on as Argentina defeated Chile 2-1 to finish third in the Copa América on Saturday. It ended with Lionel Messi being sent off and boycotting the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing. "We shouldn't take part in this...