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AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

Nov. 11, 2019 1:02 PM EST

The security camera at Lake Dunlap Dam near San Antonio was rolling one day last May as it usually does, helping dam operators monitor for signs of trouble. The day, bright and clear, was unremarkable, the water flowing steadily over the top of the dam as it was supposed to. Suddenly and without warning, a...

Man charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearing

Nov. 11, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker he says attacked his family in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest pretrial hearing, a spokesman said Monday. Scott Hapgood, of Darien, is worried about his safety in light of death...

Havana celebrates 500th anniversary facing dire challenges

Nov. 11, 2019 11:10 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Havana has been ruled by Spanish colonial governors, American-backed strongmen and communist revolutionaries. It's an architectural jewel box where buildings collapse from lack of maintenance. It's a coastal capital facing a sea nearly devoid of boats, thanks to U.S. sanctions and Cuban...

Ex-Dominican Republic ambassador faces no prison in UN case

Nov. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Dominican Republic ambassador who admitted his role in a United Nations bribery conspiracy was spared prison Friday by a judge who credited his substantial cooperation at the trial of a Chinese billionaire. Francis Lorenzo, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick,...

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Nov. 8, 2019 5:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's floating...

1 vs 2: LSU-Alabama is big, but loser still could make CFP

Nov. 8, 2019 9:41 AM EST

All eyes are on LSU-Alabama this week. It's the first matchup of Nos. 1 and 2 teams in The Associated Press Top 25 since the Tigers and Crimson Tide met in 2011. LSU and Alabama are 2-3 behind Ohio State, and ahead of Penn State, in the first College Football Playoff rankings released this week. The stakes in...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A mother and two sons were carried to the grave in hand-hewn pine coffins at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that...

Steffen hurt and will miss US CONCACAF Nations League games

Nov. 7, 2019 10:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen is hurt and will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League games against Canada and Cuba. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday the Fortuna Duesseldorf starter has left knee tendinitis. Nine Europe-based players were added to the training camp roster,...

Google digitizes artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

Nov. 7, 2019 8:22 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on wealthy...

US women to open Olympic qualifying in Houston in January

Nov. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The World Cup champion U.S. women's team will head to Houston in January to open the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. The United States is hosting the tournament, which will take place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 9. Joining the United States in Group A is Costa Rica, Panama and Haiti. Those...