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Switzerland beats Serbia 3-2 to reach last 16 of World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 18:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Xherdan Shaqiri took off as soon as the ball hit the back of the net. It was no surprise where he was headed after scoring the first goal in Switzerland’s 3-2 win over Serbia on Friday, a result that put his team into the round of 16 at the World Cup for the...

Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

Dec. 01, 2022 18:25 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again eliminated from the group stage, four years after their embarrassing display as defending champions in Russia. ...

Jeimer Candelario agrees to 1-year contract with Nationals

Nov. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Jeimer Candelario agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, giving the club someone to compete for the starting job at third base. The 29-year-old Candelario is a switch-hitter who is coming off a down year for the Detroit...

Brazilian protests intensify; Bolsonaro stays silent

Nov. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two men were sitting at a bar on Nov. 21, sipping drinks for relief from the scorching heat of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, when police officers barged in and arrested them for allegedly torching trucks and an ambulance with Molotov cocktails. One man...

Sheriff's Office: Man fatally shoots 2 people, self

Nov. 17, 2022 20:14 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man fatally shot two people and then himself at a home southwest of Portland on Wednesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Around 8 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in an area of unincorporated Washington...

Guardians trade with D-backs, Rockies, add to 40-man roster

Nov. 15, 2022 20:26 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians acquired right-hander Ross Carver in a trade with Arizona, dealt former top infield prospect Nolan Jones to Colorado and added several players to their 40-man roster Tuesday ahead of baseball's deadline prior to the Rule 5 draft. The AL...

Republican Rep. Bacon wins 4th term in Omaha-based district

Nov. 09, 2022 02:23 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Don Bacon won a fourth term Tuesday in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District, which is typically Nebraska’s only competitive U.S. House district and is one the GOP has tried to tighten its hold on through redistricting. It was a tight race...

Democrat Juan Vargas wins reelection to U.S. House in California's 52nd Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 01:08 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Juan Vargas wins reelection to U.S. House in California's 52nd Congressional District.

Brazil’s da Silva forms mixed economics team for transition

Nov. 08, 2022 19:13 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s transition added a team of economists Tuesday that includes at least two members likely to allay market worries about potential business and financial policies the incoming leftist leader might be considering. ...

With Bolsonaro tamed in defeat, Brazil steps back from brink

Nov. 03, 2022 06:49 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election, many feared a narrow result would be contested and spell the death knell for Latin America’s largest democracy. So far, however, the worst fears have been averted, despite a nail-biting victory for former...