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Woman whose disruption forced flight landing gets probation

Aug. 17, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A woman whose drunken antics forced a New York-bound flight to make an unplanned landing at Dulles Airport has been sentenced to two years' probation. Robin Ducore of Bayonne, New Jersey, apologized at Friday's sentencing, where prosecutors were seeking three months of home...

Braves' rookie Acuna back in lineup, fails to homer in loss

Aug. 17, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after being plunked in the left arm with a pitch that sparked a national debate about whether it's ever acceptable to throw at a hitter intentionally. Acuna said his elbow felt fine less than 24...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 17, 2018 12:09 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. Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez denied new corruption allegations aimed at her, while she refused to answer an investigative judge's...

Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

Aug. 16, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Forensic investigators said Thursday they identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote New Mexico desert compound. The cause of the child's death remained unknown. The body of...

Marlins' Urena suspended 6 games for hitting Acuna

Aug. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves with a pitch. Major League Baseball announced the penalties Thursday, a day after Urena hit Acuna on the left arm with his first...

Rangers get young lefty from Royals for international money

Aug. 16, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired minor league left-hander Kelvin Gonzalez from the Kansas City Royals for a $250,000 international signing bonus allocation. The Rangers assigned Gonzalez to the Class A Arizona League Rangers after the deal announced Thursday. The 20-year-old was 0-2...

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig suspended 2 games, fined

Aug. 16, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident against San Francisco. Major League Baseball announced the sanctions Thursday, two days after the Cuban player took a swing at Giants catch...

Former Virgin Islands senator convicted of theft and fraud

Aug. 16, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A jury in the U.S. Virgin Islands has convicted a former member of the territory's legislature of fraud and theft for diverting funds intended for research into a 19th century labor uprising. Former Sen. Wayne James was accused of stealing $70,000 provided to him by...

Cuban dissident says he's been released, still faces charges

Aug. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Cuban dissident who was jailed after a car crash involving a security official says he has been released from custody but could still face charges. Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia said in a call from Cuba to supporters in Miami that he has been accused of assaulting the official. Journalists...

Puerto Rico officials say all of island now has power again

Aug. 14, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been...