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Cy Young winners, 1st-rounders fill World Series rotations

Oct. 23, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The starting rotations for the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are filled with former Cy Young winners and first-round draft picks. Game 1 featured a pair of starting pitchers who were first-round draft picks — and so will Game 2. Two of the hurlers...

Jamaican citizens sue Yellowstone Club over wages

Oct. 23, 2019 1:12 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 last winter say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans were discriminated against and paid less than other employees doing the same work. They are suing...

Trump 2020 targeting Hispanic vote in nontraditional places

Oct. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is making contrarian appeals in the most unusual places, trying to win over Hispanic voters in states not known for them, like Pennsylvania. His second campaign, far better financed and organized than his first, is pressing every potential...

Investigators want to know who killed a Florida firefighter

Oct. 22, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators want to know why a South Florida firefighter who went out for a night with friends ended up dead. Broward Sheriff's Sgt. Donald Prichard tells the South Florida SunSentinel that 39-year-old Christopher Randazzo was killed early Saturday morning. His body was found...

Haiti: Gunshots wound 7 men setting up protest roadblock

Oct. 21, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police said seven young men were shot and wounded early Monday as they set up a roadblock as part of protests in the southern city of Jacmel. Marc-André Cadostin, director of the southeast department of the National Police, said two of the men, ages 20 and 25, were...

Man gets probation for confronting woman over T-shirt

Oct. 21, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who confronted a woman for wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag has been sentenced to probation for a hate crime. Timothy Trybus of Des Plaines told a judge Monday that he feels "extremely embarrassed" by his actions in 2018 at Caldwell Woods, a...

Scientist celebrates love of climate, Hispanic heritage

Oct. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Growing up in Puerto Rico, Ahira Sanchez-Lugo loved hurricanes. There were so many excellent aspects — school was closed, she got to hang out with her friends, and even when there was some damage or power outages, she enjoyed the community spirit of neighbors pitching in to...

FBI tests find no evidence of wrongdoing in Dominican deaths

Oct. 19, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says FBI toxicology reports on the mysterious deaths of U.S. tourists in the Dominican Republic showed no evidence inconsistent with the island nation's findings of natural causes. The department says "the results of the additional, extensive toxicology testing...

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

Oct. 18, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of Commerce said in a statement it is revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Oct. 18, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

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. Ecuador's president signed a decree returning gas prices to traditionally low, subsidized levels a day after striking a deal to cancel a...