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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Federal authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard amid claims that he sexually assaulted and trafficked dozens of teenage girls and young women.    (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

FBI raids Canadian fashion mogul following sex abuse claims

Feb. 25, 2020 10:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women. The FBI searched the designer's Times Square offices Tuesday less than two weeks after 10...

Patrick Reed of United States approaches to the third green during the final round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Patrick Reed shows his moxie and wins Mexico Championship

Feb. 23, 2020 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Patrick Reed was more concerned about how to save par than how to answer his critics. He was consumed with navigating around the trees from 152 yards away with a gap wedge more than any chatter about his character. Reed only plays for himself. And when it feels as though the world is...

US tops Puerto Rico 95-73 in FIBA AmeriCup qualifier

Feb. 23, 2020 5:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — USA Basketball is off to a rolling start in the qualifying for next year’s FIBA AmeriCup. Kyle Fogg scored 18 points, Justin Anderson added 17 and the U.S. defeated Puerto Rico 95-73 on Sunday to improve to 2-0 in the qualifiers. As was the case on Thursday, when the Americans...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Geletha Archer receives a hug from Catherine Morse after she was picked to receive a vehicle at Ed Morse Automotive Group headquarters in Delray Beach, Fla. Cabbies who live in the Abacos in Bahamas who were affected by Hurricane Dorian applied for a program in which they get $14,000 toward a new car that they can use as a taxi in the Bahamas. Forty-five Bahamians applied for vehicles. The Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation reviewed the applications and chose ten to receive vehicles. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

Hurricane Dorian victims from Bahamas get cars for taxi jobs

Feb. 22, 2020 3:01 AM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lisa Moss knew exactly which one she wanted. After all, a new car is one of those things that kind of chooses you more than you choose it. Moss was among 10 Bahamian families who came to a Delray Beach car dealership Wednesday (Feb. 19) to receive a donated car. It was the...

The cargo ship Duncan Island in Kalundborg Harbour in Denmark on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Danish police say they have arrested 27 people for suspected drug smuggling after having found some 100 kilograms of cocaine at a Bahamas-registered cargo vessel, the Duncan Island, plying on Danish waters. (Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Denmark arrests 27 people on suspected cocaine smuggling

Feb. 16, 2020 3:21 PM EST

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Danish police say they have arrested 27 people for suspected drug smuggling after finding some 100 kilograms of cocaine on a Bahamas-registered cargo vessel plying Danish waters. Copenhagen police said Sunday in a statement that the cocaine was seized during an internationally...

FILE - This Aug. 31, 2019 file photo shows a woman walking along a beach before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Airbnb is giving five people a chance to spend a two-month sabbatical in the Bahamas in an attempt to boost the Caribbean island after it suffered damage from Hurricane Dorian last year. Contest winners will work with the Bahamas National Trust for two months on projects including coral reef restoration, pineapple farming and boat building.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Airbnb launches Bahamas sabbatical to help after Dorian

Jan. 28, 2020 10:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb is giving a few people a chance to spend a two-month sabbatical in the Bahamas in an attempt to boost the Caribbean island damaged last year by Hurricane Dorian. At least 67 people were killed and more than $3.4 billion in damage was caused when Hurricane Dorian swept through the...

Jared Wolfe wins in Bahamas for first Korn Ferry Tour title

Jan. 22, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jared Wolfe won The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Baha Mar on Wednesday for his first Korn Ferry Tour title, closing with a 3-under 69 in strong wind for a four-stroke victory over Brandon Harkins. A winner each of the last three years on PGA Tour Latinoamerica, Wolfe finished at...

Feds: Smugglers ferry Chinese migrants to Florida in yachts

Jan. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities have thwarted two separate attempts by smugglers to bring Chinese migrants illegally into the U.S. through Florida aboard yachts. Three men are facing human smuggling charges in federal courts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Miami Herald first reported they are accused of...

Patrick Reed reacts to missing his putt on the third playoff hole on the 18th green during final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Column: Reed digs himself a hole that will be hard to escape

Jan. 7, 2020 3:07 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Patrick Reed needed a 12-foot birdie putt to win at Kapalua and return at least some attention to his bullish brand of golf. It was an untimely miss in so many ways. Not only did it give Justin Thomas a third chance in the playoff, which he won with a sublime sand wedge to 3 feet for...

Official says 80 in Bahamas shelters after Dorian have TB

Dec. 31, 2019 9:09 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — At least 80 people living in government-run storm shelters have tested positive for tuberculosis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the health minister of the Bahamas said. The patients are being further screened as medical officials await test results, Health Minister Duane Sands...