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The Latest: Nigeria gets 1st World Cup win, tops Turkey

Sep. 23, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women's World Cup win in the country's history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points...

The Latest: Belgium routs Puerto Rico 86-36 in World Cup

Sep. 22, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Belgium turned its first-ever World Cup game into a quick rout, beating Puerto Rico 86-36 on Saturday night. Puerto Rico, which was also playing in its first World Cup game, missed its first 19 shots and by the...

Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

Sep. 21, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah's financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet. Police took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the city of...

Argentina: Key points in study of pedophile priest Grassi

Sep. 18, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Here are some key points from a church counter-inquiry into the legal case against a famous Argentine priest accused of sexual abuse. The four-volume study was commissioned by Argentina's bishops' conference, then led by Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, before he was named Pope...

Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

Sep. 18, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church's troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he himself sided with the accused. Francis, who at...

Argentina's Fernandez charged, arrest sought

Sep. 17, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal judge indicted former President Cristina Fernandez on Monday and asked for her arrest for allegedly heading a corruption scheme that collected bribes from business leaders in exchange for public work contracts. The decision by Judge Claudio Bonadio published by...

Ginobili content with retirement after 16 seasons with Spurs

Sep. 15, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili walked into the San Antonio Spurs practice facility and saw the intense efforts of his young teammates in preseason workouts. Ginobili had put himself through those same workouts for 16 seasons. But this August morning, the 41-year-old realized he couldn't. For a player who...

Argentina seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood

Sep. 14, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities said Friday that they had seized about $3 million in cameras, lenses and other film equipment stolen in Hollywood and New York. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said that officials worked in conjunction with the FBI, the New York Police Department and...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 14, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Haitians eking out livings picked through the garbage dump for the capital, while some people in Argentina are starting to go hungry as the nation's...

Argentina's inflation rises 3.9 percent in August

Sep. 13, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina says consumer prices rose 3.9 percent in August, the highest rate so far this year. That brings the 12-month nationwide inflation rate to 34.4 percent — one of the world's highest. The inflation rate published by the official statistics agency Thursday...