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Powerful magnitude-6.8 quake shakes Panama and Costa Rica

Jul. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday afternoon, but it was relatively far from the largest population centers and there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the...

Moore scores 20 seconds in, US beats Canada 1-0 in Gold Cup

Jul. 19, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Shaq Moore scored 20 seconds in and the United States beat Canada 1-0 Sunday to win Group B at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Moore’s goal was the fastest since U.S. records began in 1990. Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds in against Ghana in the...

US busts global drug, money-laundering hub in Las Vegas

Jul. 14, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday that they dismantled a key international cocaine and money-laundering hub in an ongoing investigation that began six years ago in Las Vegas and has involved more than 30 other countries. The top federal...

Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal

Jun. 21, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June because of regulatory and other hurdles, officials said as they announced new plans Monday for sharing the shots globally. ...

Canada, Panama, El Salvador advance in World Cup qualifying

Jun. 16, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Cyle Larin and Junior Hoilett scored second-half goals, and Canada advanced to the eight-nation regional finals of World Cup qualifying with a 3-0 victory over Haiti on Tuesday night. An own goal by goalkeeper Josué Duverger when he mis-hit...

Costa Rica moves on massive public corruption investigation

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities executed dozens of searches and arrests Monday as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation centered on the awarding of road construction and maintenance contracts. Walter Espinoza, director of the Judicial...

UN approves Costa Rica's Grynspan to head UN trade body

Jun. 12, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Friday approved the nomination of Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan to head the U.N. agency promoting trade and development, the first woman and Central American to lead the Geneva-based organization. She was...

US routs Costa Rica 4-0 to finish 4-game, 11-day stretch

Jun. 09, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — The United States finished a grueling stretch of four games in 11 days over 5,400 miles that resulted in three wins, including the CONCACAF Nations League trophy. Twenty-four players saw action, and eight scored. Prep time for the Europe-based players...

US changes 9 starters for exhibition vs Costa Rica

Jun. 09, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Defenders Tim Ream and Mark McKenzie were the only holdovers as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter changed nine starters for Wednesday night’s exhibition against Costa Rica. Ethan Horvath took over in goal after entering in the second half of Sunday’s...

Steffen to miss Costa Rica-US exhibition with bruised knee

Jun. 08, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen will miss the United States' exhibition against Costa Rica on Wednesday night with a bone bruise on his left knee. Steffen left the United States' CONCACAF Nations League final against Mexico on Sunday night with the...