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Swafford's late birdie leads to victory at Punta Cana

Sep. 27, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hudson Swafford lost control of the tournament without ever losing any confidence he could hit the right shot when it counted. Standing in the 13th fairway Sunday in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, he had a four-shot lead. Walking off the 15th...

Adam Long posts 64 to take the lead in Dominican Republic

Sep. 26, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Adam Long went from trying to hit a fairway to a course so open it's hard to miss. He went from grinding over pars to pouring in birdies. One week after he toiled to a tie for 13th at Winged Foot in the U.S. Open, Long is loving life in the Caribbean. Long ran off five...

A woman speaks during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky.  Protests against racial injustice aren't just part of the United States' national conversation. America's foes have taken note too, using the demonstrations and images of police violence to criticize the country at the U.N. General Assembly this year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The U.S. reckoning on race, seen through other nations' eyes

Sep. 26, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It's not only in the United States where protests against racial injustice are part of the national conversation. A handful of America's critics have taken note too, using recent months' demonstrations and graphic images of police violence to denounce the country at the...

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo delivers her speech,  during the inauguration of a park honoring 'Solitude', a woman who fought for the liberation of slaves on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, in Paris, Saturday Sept. 26, 2020. Hidalgo plans to erect a statue in honour of Solitude at the site, the city's first statue honoring a Black woman. Amid global protests against monuments to white men linked to colonialism or the slave trade, French leaders have pushed instead to erect new monuments to more diverse, lesser-known historical figures. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

Paris names park after Black woman who resisted slavery

Sep. 26, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris inaugurated a public garden Saturday honoring a woman who fought for the liberation of slaves on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Mayor Anne Hidalgo also announced plans to erect a statue to the woman, Solitude, at the site in northeastern Paris. It will be the...

Hornet sting, birdies take Swafford to lead at Punta Cana

Sep. 25, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — A hornet sting early and a bunch of birdies late carried Hudson Swafford to a 5-under 67 on Friday for a two-shot lead going into the weekend of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Joining him in the final group will be Sean O'Hair, who missed an entire...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reacts to applause as she is introduced by William Treanor, Dean and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University Law Center, at the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington. On Friday, Sept. 24, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Ginsburg wanted to lower the age of consent for sex to 12 years old. This bogus claim first emerged during Ginsburg’s 1993 confirmation hearings when official testimony misinterpreted a recommendation by Ginsburg in a 1977 report published by the United States Commission on Civil Rights. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen last week

Sep. 25, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not advocate lowering the age of consent CLAIM: The...

Angry restaurant and bar owners demonstrate in Marseille, southern France, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 to challenge a French government order to close all public venues as of Saturday to battle resurgent virus infections. The protesters, and local officials in France's second-biggest city, are also threatening legal action, to try to block the order via the courts. They argue that Marseille's virus case rise has been stabilizing, and that the central government in Paris is unfairly singling out Marseille for the toughest virus measures in the nation. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Virus surges in France, Marseille fights against closures

Sep. 25, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Angry restaurant and bar owners demonstrated in Marseille on Friday to challenge a French government order to close all public venues as of Saturday to battle resurgent virus infections. The protesters, and local officials in France’s second-biggest city, are also...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus walk on a street while others play chess on a sidewalk in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The Trump administration tightened sanctions against Cuba Wednesday, prohibiting travelers from bringing rum and cigars into the U.S. and issuing an expanded list of hotels and tourist venues that Americans can no longer book for stays on the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

Sep. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SEPT. 18-24, 2020 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 Ramon Espinosa in Havana. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter:...

McCumber part of 4-way share of lead in Dominican Republic

Sep. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tyler McCumber was the only player to reach 8-under par Thursday in the Caribbean breeze until he dropped a shot on his 17th hole and fell into a four-way for the lead in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Sepp Straka was the only one at 7-under 65 who...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to honor Bay of Pigs veterans, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote

Sep. 23, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that U.S. travelers won't be allowed to bring home Cuban cigars and rum or stay in government-owned hotels there under new measures designed to help financially cripple the island's government. The action came as Trump is seeking to boost his...