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Colombia ex-rebels testify on kidnappings at peace tribunal

Sep. 23, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former combatants from Colombia's once-largest rebel army are asking for forgiveness as they testify at a special peace tribunal about kidnappings that took place during the long civil conflict. Eleven former rebels gave the Special Peace Jurisdiction three file folders Monday...

Latin America and US consider sanctions against Venezuela

Sep. 23, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries are meeting Monday to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela. The foreign ministers are expected to discuss a range of punishments, including loss of diplomatic recognition and an economic boycott. Many of the...

Colombia's cycling ascent undermined by widespread doping

Sep. 23, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

MADRID, Colombia (AP) — After a punishing climb in the Andean mountains surrounding Colombia's capital, Armando Cardenas leans against his bike to catch his breath. In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same international heights as the country's biggest cycling stars....

Garin upsets 7th-seeded Edmund in Chengdu Open

Sep. 23, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

CHENGDU, China (AP) — Christian Garin of Chile defeated seventh-seeded Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Chengdu Open on Monday. Garin broke Edmund's serve four times on his way to victory over the top-ranked British player. It was the fourth loss in a row for Edmund, and third consecutive in...

The Latest: Tropical storms approaching Puerto Rico, Bermuda

Sep. 23, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Karen continues to move slowly northwestward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Characterizing Karen as "disorganized" early...

Baseballs, gloves, bats to head to Nicaragua

Sep. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Around 22,000 pounds of wood, metal, leather and cork will make its way south this fall. It's a migration of care and the love of baseball. Local Evangelical Lutheran Church in America parishes have been collecting baseballs, softballs and all the ancillary equipment for the sports to...

Munoz wins Sanderson Farms in playoff for 1st PGA Tour title

Sep. 22, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz of Colombia didn't think he was good enough for the PGA Tour unless he watched Carlos Ortiz of Mexico, his teammate at North Texas, reach the big leagues. He wasn't sure he was good enough to win until watching Joaquin Niemann of Chile win last week. Munoz was on his...

Rio family buries girl killed by stray bullet; police blamed

Sep. 22, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An 8-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown was buried on Sunday amid allegations that she was hit by police fire. Several hundred people attended the funeral of Ágatha Sales Félix, who died Friday after she was shot in the back while...

53 people illegally in US found in tractor-trailer in Texas

Sep. 22, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says agents at a checkpoint in Texas found 53 migrants who had entered the country illegally hiding in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer. The Border Patrol said Friday that the migrants were found Tuesday during a search of the truck at a checkpoint on...

Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for 1st time

Sep. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

Israel qualified for the Olympic baseball tournament for the first time, with former major leaguer Danny Valencia hitting a three-run homer in an 11-1, eight-inning rout of South Africa on Sunday at Parma, Italy. Israel earned the Europe/Africa berth and joined host Japan in the six-nation Olympic event, to be...