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Freeman-Liberty carries Valparaiso over Grand Canyon 78-74

Nov. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Javon Freeman-Liberty scored 22 points and Daniel Sackey made two free throws with 10 seconds left to play as Valparaiso held off Grand Canyon 78-74 in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Friday. Nick Robinson had 16 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders...

Jackson lifts NC A&T past Nicholls State in Jamaica Classic

Nov. 22, 2019 3:17 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Ronald Jackson had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T to a 66-54 win over Nicholls State on Friday in the Jamaica Classic. Tyler Maye had 19 points for NC A&T (2-4). Kwe Parker added 10 points and Webster Filmore had eight rebounds. The Aggies made 24...

Cuba lays out rules governing surveillance, informants

Nov. 22, 2019 1:39 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has publicly laid out the rules governing the extensive, longstanding surveillance and undercover investigation of the island’s 11 million people. A new decree approved by President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Oct. 8 and made public this week says prosecutors can approve...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Popular discontent has been growing in Latin America, with protests in Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and now Colombia. In Chile, students...

Alipiev, Dortch lead Loyola Marymount past Air Force 78-64

Nov. 21, 2019 7:31 PM EST

BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Ivan Alipiev scored 18 points as Loyola Marymount defeated Air Force 78-64 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam. LMU shot 57.7% from the field in the first half, and finished at 62.5% (30 for 48). There were seven lead changes in the first half, and LMU held the lead the entire second...

Daddy Yankee to open reggaeton museum in Puerto Rico

Nov. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Daddy Yankee is opening a museum in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous. The Daddy Yankee El Jefe Museum opens Friday in Plaza de Las Americas in San Juan and will be free of charge. The...

From ‘Knives Out’ to Bond, Ana de Armas is on the rise

Nov. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ana de Armas is fumbling with a packet of sugar and talking about her breakneck schedule on a recent afternoon in Los Angeles when her already enormous almond eyes widen even further. “Do I have avocado on my face?” she asks somewhat nervously. She doesn’t, but the...

Colombia ambassador criticizes State Department in recording

Nov. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Colombia’s ambassador in Washington was embarrassed Wednesday by publication of a recording in which he trashes the State Department as a feckless institution subjugated to the whims of the White House. The Colombian newspaper Publimetro posted the recording...

Cuba accuses US diplomat of supporting illegal actions

Nov. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday accused the top U.S. diplomat in the country of working closely with José Daniel Ferrer, the detained head of one of the country’s largest opposition groups. The accusations against charge d’affaires Mara Tekach were a break from Cuba’s normal...

US beats Cuba 4-0 to reach Nations League semifinals

Nov. 19, 2019 11:35 PM EST

Five weeks after a dismal loss in Canada left the United States on the verge of elimination from the first CONCACAF Nations League, the Americans advanced to the semifinals with their second straight win and started looking ahead to World Cup qualifying next year. Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34...