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Rhode Island man sentenced for role in lottery scam

Nov. 1, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing scam that targeted elderly U.S. citizens. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Shawn Whitfield, of Pawtucket, received more than $109,000 in upfront payments from victims...

Police: Jamaican female soccer player killed during fight

Nov. 1, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica say a member of the women's national soccer team has been stabbed to death. Police said Friday that 20-year-old Tarania Clarke was killed during a fight with another woman over a cellphone. The stabbing occurred late Thursday in the capital of Kingston....

Jamaican citizens sue exclusive Yellowstone Club over wages

Oct. 23, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich just north of Yellowstone National Park say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans were discriminated against and paid less than other employees doing the same work. They sued the club and a...

Peters wins javelin for 2nd-ever world gold for Grenada

Oct. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground. He had the best arm of all his friends. He showed it off on an even bigger stage. Peters won the javelin throw Sunday night for his country's second-ever gold...

Mommy's medal: Mother of 2 closes worlds with hurdles title

Oct. 6, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule. And that was after the race. The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding...

The Latest: US wins men's 4x400, last event of track worlds

Oct. 6, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Sunday (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The United States has won the men's 4x400 relay, the final event of the track and field world championships. A strong second leg from Michael Cherry put the U.S. into a clear lead, before Rai...

Hanging on: US sets past aside, wins men's 4x100 gold medal

Oct. 6, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too. Nobody was letting it go. Motivated by a team meeting in the...

The Latest: Ethiopia's Desisa wins marathon

Oct. 5, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships early Sunday (all times local): 3:00 a.m. Lelisa Desisa has won the men's marathon, narrowly beating fellow Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew at the finish. Desisa, the 2013 silver medalist, won in 2 hours 10 minutes 40 seconds in the heat of...

Love it: Husband-wife win silvers in stunning night at track

Oct. 3, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...

The Latest: German Kaul wins decathlon world championship

Oct. 3, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Niklas Kaul of Germany has won gold in the decathlon after a strong finish in the javelin and 1,500 meters. Kaul, who entered the meet No. 8 in the world, stormed into the lead by winning the...