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3 Columbia University administrators put on leave over alleged text exchange at antisemitism panel

Jun. 23, 2024 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University said it has placed three administrators on leave while it investigates allegations that they exchanged unprofessional text messages while attending a panel discussion about antisemitism on campus. The university said the administrators work for...

Colombian family's genes offer new clue to delaying onset of Alzheimer's

Jun. 19, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists studying a family plagued by early-in-life Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their initial symptoms by five years. The finding points to novel ways of fighting the mind-robbing disease – if researchers can unravel how a...

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

Jun. 14, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Simons, an actor who turned into a formidable screen and stage producer, winning four Tony Awards and having several films selected at the Sundance Film Festival, has died. He was 63. SimonSays Entertainment, his New York-based production company said Simons...

Colombia plans to provide medical treatment to Palestinian children injured in Israel-Hamas war

Jun. 13, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian military hospital would provide medical treatment to Palestinian children injured in the Israel-Hamas war under a plan announced Thursday by the country’s Foreign Ministry. Colombia's Deputy Minister of Multilateral Affairs Elizabeth Taylor Jay...

Pulisic offsets Rodrygo goal as US gains 1-1 tie against Brazil in last Copa America warmup

Jun. 12, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Four days after one of their worst matches, Christian Pulisic and the U.S. soccer team stopped an 11-game losing streak to Brazil with a spirted 1-1 draw that left them with a positive mindset heading into the Copa America. Pulisic scored in 26th minute to...

Florida jury finds Chiquita Brands liable for Colombia deaths, must pay $38.3M to family members

Jun. 11, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

Banana giant Chiquita Brands must pay $38.3 million to 16 family members of people killed during Colombia's long civil war by a violent right-wing paramilitary group funded by the company, a federal jury in Florida decided. The verdict Monday by a jury in West Palm Beach marks the...

US captain Tyler Adams to have limited role in friendly against Brazil

Jun. 11, 2024 11:39 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. captain Tyler Adams will be available in a limited role for the Americans' friendly game against Brazil on Wednesday night but forward Josh Sargent will miss his second straight match ahead of the Copa America. Adams, a 25-year-old defensive midfielder,...

After disappointing 2023, defending Olympic champion Canada has steadied heading into Paris Games

Jun. 10, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

Even coach Bev Priestman acknowledges the Canadian national team lost its way last year. Two years after winning Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games, the Canadians were humbled by a poor performance at last summer's Women's World Cup. Canada failed to advance out of the group stage for...

Colombia marks 1st anniversary of rescue of 4 children in the Amazon after their plane crashed

Jun. 09, 2024 20:17 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombia marked the first anniversary Sunday of the rescue of four Indigenous children who survived a small plane crash in the Amazon rainforest in an operation that gripped the world’s attention. A small ceremony was held in a Bogota military base that included an...

Colombia routs sloppy US 5-1 in Copa America warmup, extends unbeaten streak to 22 games

Jun. 09, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Matt Turner kept falling to the field, the American goalkeeper punching the ground in frustration. A defensive lapse by Antonee Robinson and aimless defensive play by Johnny Cardoso, Tim Weah and Cameron Carter-Vickers led to four goals in an embarrassing 5-1...