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FILE - This is a 2020 file photo showing Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers baseball team. The Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year deals to avoid arbitration with their Gold Glove winners. Right fielder Joey Gallo got a $6.2 million deal, after a $4.4 million agreement at this time last year to avoid arbitration. Expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa got a $2 million deal.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Rangers 1-year deals with Gold Glovers Gallo, Kiner-Falefa

Jan. 15, 2021 4:41 PM EST

The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year deals with right fielder Joey Gallo and expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa on Friday, avoiding arbitration with their two Gold Glove winners. Gallo got a $6.2 million deal, after last season earning $1,629,630 prorated of the $4.4 million salary he agreed to to...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during an interview at his home in Petion-Ville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti is bracing for a fresh round of widespread protests starting Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, with opposition leaders demanding that President Moise step down next month, worried he is amassing too much power as he enters his second year of rule by decree. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president

Jan. 15, 2021 3:10 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flying rocks. Burning tires. Acrid smoke. Haiti braced for a fresh round of widespread protests starting Friday, with opposition leaders demanding that President Jovenel Moïse step down next month, worried he is amassing too much power as he enters his second year of rule...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

Jan. 15, 2021 2:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo isn't quietly fading away. In his final days as secretary of state, he's issuing orders that have caused international consternation and tweeting up a storm on his official and personal accounts to cement his legacy as a prime promoter of President Donald Trump’s...

Teen Cuban infielder among Marlins' international signings

Jan. 15, 2021 9:54 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An 18-year-old infielder from Cuba is among 11 players from four countries to sign with the Miami Marlins during Major League Baseball's international signing period. Yiddi Cappe is widely regarded as one of baseball's top 10 international prospects. He's 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds and has played...

Aymara Indigenous women wearing masks amid the new coronavirus pandemic wait to enter the archaeological museum in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Bolivian archaeologists are presenting the findings of a recent discovery of ancient vessels unearthed in a dig on the site once home to one of the most significant pre-Hispanic empires, the Tiwanacota. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

Jan. 15, 2021 12:06 AM EST

JANAURY 8-15, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press Photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photojournalist Esteban Felix in Santiago, Chile. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter:...

Feds seize nearly 300 bricks of cocaine at Florida airport

Jan. 14, 2021 6:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities seized nearly 300 bricks of cocaine during a routine X-ray baggage inspection after a U.S. Virgin Islands charter flight landed at an executive airport in South Florida on Tuesday night. Six people, including two police officers, were arrested after agents found 328...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2020 file photo, a worker shows a wad of Cuban pesos in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. In 2021, the government is implementing a deep financial reform that reduces subsidies, eliminates a dual currency that was key to the old system, and raises salaries, in hopes of boosting productivity to help alleviate an economic crisis and reconfigure a socialist system that will still grant universal benefits such as free health care and education. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Cuba tweaks socialist model to encourage work amid crisis

Jan. 14, 2021 3:26 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — For more than 60 years, Cuba supplied at least some rice, milk, beans, sugar, chicken, electrical power and even cigarettes to its people nearly free of cost regardless of whether they worked, allowing many to survive without a job or depend solely on remittances. But this year, the...

CONCACAF resets men's Olympic qualifying for March 18-30

Jan. 14, 2021 2:47 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Men’s Olympic soccer qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean was rescheduled Thursday for March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the tournament originally was set to be played last spring. The U.S., which failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, is in Group...

Officials: Suspect in 3 Puerto Rico policemen killings dead

Jan. 13, 2021 8:20 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The man being sought in the killing of three police officers is the person recently found shot to death with a cardboard sign on his chest declaring him guilty, Puerto Rican authorities announced Wednesday. Officials said they did not yet know who fatally shot the suspect,...

Cuba's Director General of U.S. Affairs Carlos Fernandez de Cossio speaks at a press conference in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The Trump administration has re-designated Cuba as a

Cuba condemns new US sanctions, hopes for better with Biden

Jan. 12, 2021 5:13 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is convinced that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden does not believe the Caribbean island nation sponsors terrorism, a senior Cuban diplomat said Tuesday, a day after the outgoing U.S. administration returned Cuba to a terrorism list. “We are convinced that President Biden and his...