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Ex-foreign minister to run in Venezuelan election do over

Dec. 05, 2021 22:35 PM EST

BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Sunday named a former foreign minister as his party’s candidate for a special gubernatorial election in the home state of his mentor, Hugo Chávez, that was scheduled after the opposition contender in November’s regular...

Hovland rallies to win from 6 back and deny Morikawa No. 1

Dec. 05, 2021 17:45 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The 24-year-old rising star put a nice ribbon on a three-win year in golf by posing with Tiger Woods at the trophy presentation Sunday in the Hero World Challenge. It just wasn't the winner anyone imagined. Not even Viktor...

Middle Tennessee and Toledo to match up in the Bahamas Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 16:37 PM EST

Middle Tennessee (6-6, Conference USA), vs. Toledo (7-5, Mid-American Conference), Dec. 17, noon ET LOCATION: Nassau, Bahamas TOP PLAYERS MTSU: QB Chase Cunningham completed 62.5% of his attempts for 16 touchdowns with just three...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 15:49 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Spieth, Stenson each docked 2 shots for playing wrong tee

Dec. 05, 2021 15:40 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jordan Spieth first almost went out of turn. Then he had his ball teed up a fraction ahead of the marker before Henrik Stenson pointed it out. Turns out that was the least of their problems on the ninth hole Sunday at the Hero World Challenge. ...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 12:23 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Native American tracking unit in Arizona could be expanding

Dec. 05, 2021 10:02 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Shadow Wolves unit, Homeland Security’s only Native American specialized tracking team, is ready for a change after nearly 50 years of patrolling the Arizona desert. Bills that seek to strengthen and expand the Shadow Wolves’ authority were...

Voters protest disqualification of Venezuelan candidate

Dec. 04, 2021 22:27 PM EST

BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — About 500 supporters of a Venezuelan gubernatorial opposition candidate who was retroactively disqualified as the vote count showed him ahead in the home state of the late President Hugo Chávez protested Saturday against a decision that has become emblematic of...

Morikawa pulls away in Bahamas, takes big step toward No. 1

Dec. 04, 2021 18:02 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods joined the broadcast booth for his Hero World Challenge, and what he saw from Collin Morikawa must have looked familiar. Morikawa carved up Albany Golf Club to build a five-shot lead Saturday over Brooks Koepka, and too many pursuers...

Former Dutch queen Beatrix tests positive for coronavirus

Dec. 04, 2021 15:47 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Princess Beatrix, the 83-year-old former Dutch queen, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the royal house announced Saturday. In a statement, the royal house said Beatrix got tested after feeling “mild cold symptoms.” It said she...