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Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms

Jun. 20, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado's home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres points out...

Colon passes Marichal for most wins by Dominican pitcher

Jun. 19, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bartolo Colon has reached one goal he set for himself this season and is within two wins of another. Colon earned his 244th victory, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City...

Bail revoked for promoter of failed music fest in Bahamas

Jun. 18, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bail was revoked Monday for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island by a judge who called him a flight risk and a nonviolent danger to the community. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said Billy McFarland was a "serious risk of flight" after his re-arrest last...

Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

Jun. 18, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn't expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers, Bahr regained prominence in his own right when the Americans returned to soccer's...

Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

Jun. 18, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. Then Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, strewing mold-producing wreckage across the...

Bolt's London Olympic spikes stolen

Jun. 15, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

DERBY, England (AP) — A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire. The white, blue and red spikes were used by the Jamaican great in a 100 meters heat at the 2012 Games, Derbyshire Police said. "The spikes are part...

Head of drug trafficking ring pleads guilty

Jun. 15, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who authorities say was the head of a major fentanyl and cocaine trafficking ring in New England has pleaded guilty in federal court. The Providence Journal reports that 25-year-old Ramon Delossantos entered the plea Thursday in a Providence courthouse. He faces a sentence of...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jun. 15, 2018 12:03 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. A fire in Haiti ripped through a rice and beans market, where vendors lost everything, while in Mexico, Haitian migrants in the border city of Tijuana...

Asian stocks mixed after ECB announcement, US data

Jun. 14, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street largely finished with gains following the European Central Bank's announcement to phase out its bond-buying stimulus. Upbeat U.S. data helped bolstered sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.4 percent to...

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...