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Xinjiang in focus as UN rights chief arrives for China visit

May. 23, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Allegations of human rights abuses in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region will dominate a visit by the United Nations’ top rights official that began Monday. Michelle Bachelet’s trip is the first to China by a U.N. high commissioner for human rights since...

Thomas wins 2nd PGA title in playoff after 7-shot rally

May. 22, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't pay attention to any score but his own Sunday in the PGA Championship, knowing he was seven shots behind but with only six players ahead of him on a Southern Hills course where anything could happen. He never could have dreamed how it all...

Chile's Pereira misses chance at PGA history with closing 6

May. 22, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The cheers were set to echo across the Andes. They were silenced by the splash of a small white ball into a shadowy creek half a world away. Mito Pereira's errant tee shot on the final hole of regulation in Sunday's PGA Championship at Southern...

Pereira leads PGA Championship; Woods withdraws after 79

May. 21, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Mito Pereira skidded out of control just like so many other contenders in the wind and cold of Southern Hills. He got back on course at just the right time Saturday in the PGA Championship. Pereira steadied himself with three birdies over the last six holes, the...

Live updates | Woods withdraws from final round of PGA

May. 21, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the third round of the PGA Championship (all times local): ___ 6:45 p.m. There will be no Sunday red for Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship. The PGA of America said Woods has withdrawn. Woods had a...

Live updates | Bubba Watson shoots 63 to match PGA record

May. 20, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the second round of the PGA Championship (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. Bubba Watson matched the lowest round in PGA Championship history and climbed into contention during the second round at Southern Hills. ...

Record 6 Latin Americans start off well at PGA Championship

May. 20, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann spent his youth growing up in Chile trying to follow in the footsteps of Mito Pereira, who didn't exactly make it easy the way he kept winning prestigious amateur golf events in the U.S. and Scotland and points in between. Niemann sure did a nice...

How gas interests slowed Chile's clean energy transition

May. 19, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Chile holds itself out as a global leader on climate change. Nearly 22% of Chile’s electricity is generated by solar and wind farms, putting it far ahead of both the global average, 10%, and the United States, at 13%. It was one of the first countries to declare a target...

Chilean filmmaker sentenced to five years for sexual abuse

May. 16, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

SANTIAGO (AP) — Chilean director Nicolás López, one of the country's highest-profile filmmakers, was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for sexual abuse against two actresses. The sentence coincided with what was requested by prosecutors after a court found him guilty at...

Kidnap suspect loses 3-year war against extradition to Chile

May. 10, 2022 04:40 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 69-year-old Chilean woman wanted on kidnapping charges dating to Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship in the 1970s faces extradition from Australia after a court closed her final appeal option. Adriana Rivas had appealed to Australia’s highest...