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African man escaped a massacre, but death followed

Jul. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When an armed conflict erupted in his village in Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of his relatives, were slaughtered. Death remained close as his family undertook a grueling journey starting in South America and extending...

Cattleman Laurentino Cortizo sworn in as Panama's president

Jul. 1, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Cattleman Laurentino Cortizo was sworn in as Panama's president Monday, saying he will work during his five-year term to boost the economy and bring transparency in contracting for public works projects. The 66-year-old won an election two weeks ago that was the tightest in Panama's...

Jamaica beats Panama 1-0 to advance to Gold Cup semifinals

Jun. 30, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darren Mattocks scored on a penalty kick in the 75th minute and Jamaica beat Panama 1-0 on Sunday to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals. Mattocks converted after Michael Murillo was whistled for a handball in the box in the first game of the doubleheader at Lincoln Financial...

Altidore scores in first start in 20 months, US tops Panama

Jun. 27, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jozy Altidore made an impression in first return to the United States' starting lineup. Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the U.S. over Panama 1-0 Wednesday night as the Americans finished first in their CONCACAF Gold...

Altidore makes 1st start for US since 2017 loss at Trinidad

Jun. 26, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jozy Altidore is making his first start for the U.S. since the World Cup qualifying loss at Trinidad and Tobago in October 2017 as American coach Gregg Berhalter changed all 11 starters for Wednesday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage finale against Panama. Omar Gonzalez...

Western Panama hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Jun. 26, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — There were no reports of damage in Panama after a 6.3 magnitude quake rattled the country's western region near the border with Costa Rica early Wednesday. Hospital employees evacuated some patients at clinics in Chiriquí province after the quake, but no injuries were reported. The...

US men's soccer team following American women in France

Jun. 25, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — After failing to qualify for their World Cup last year, the U.S. men's soccer team is following the American women in France as their World Cup. "We've been watching every game and paying close attention," defender Tim Ream said Tuesday ahead of the U.S. group stage finale against...

About face: US routs Trinidad 6-0 in Gold Cup

Jun. 22, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The only embarrassment and shame was felt on the other side. Two years later, the U.S. soccer team turned the tables on Trinidad and Tobago. Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span, Christian Pulisic added one during a five-goal barrage in the second half and the Americans...

Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

Jun. 16, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants....

Today in History

Jun. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 16, the 167th day of 2019. There are 198 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, "A house divided...