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Connecticut man gets 8 years for role in cocaine scheme

Dec. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who had shipments of cocaine mailed from Puerto Rico to addresses across the Northeast has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Ignacio Bruno, 33, of South Windsor, was also sentenced Thursday in federal court in Bridgeport...

Woman gets 30 years in arson that killed three firefighters

Dec. 13, 2019 2:20 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for an arson that left three firefighters dead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Beatriz Fana-Ruiz, 30, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in August to one count each of second-degree murder, arson and...

AP Interview: New Cuban ballet head pledges renovation

Dec. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and appearances by dancers who have emigrated to other companies. In an interview with The Associated Press, Viengsay...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Dec. 13, 2019 12:02 AM EST

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. In Chile, ongoing student protests have become a nationwide call for equality and better social services, forcing President Sebastian Pinera to...

Galveston port invests $100M for third cruise terminal

Dec. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and the Port of Galveston approved a lease agreement to build a third cruise terminal at Pier 10 in Galveston. The contract guarantees $100 million in construction costs, a price tag no other projects in the island's recent history can match, reported...

Cuba tourists barely pass 4 million, in disappointing result

Dec. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government announced Thursday that visitor numbers will only reach slightly more than 4 million this year, dealing a blow to a faltering economy heavily dependent on income from the sector. The government had hoped to surpass the 5 million mark in 2019, but U.S. sanctions and...

Patrick Reed hears the hecklers early at the Presidents Cup

Dec. 12, 2019 1:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It seemed as if Patrick Reed wanted to hear it from the hecklers sooner than later. Playing in his first match at the Presidents Cup since last week's sand rule violation in the Bahamas, Reed teed off with teammate Webb Simpson at the Presidents Cup on Thursday to a few barbs...

MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

Dec. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving the opening round of its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series Next year's draft will be held from June 10-12 at Holland Performing Arts Center. The College World Series is slated to start June 13. “The College World...

Parents of girl who fell to her death sue cruise company

Dec. 11, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana parents of a toddler who fell to her death out of an open cruise ship window in Puerto Rico filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Royal Caribbean Cruises, accusing the company of negligence by allowing the window to be opened. Chloe Wiegand fell to her death in July after...

Patrick Reed still the talk of the Presidents Cup

Dec. 10, 2019 11:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As if being the first playing captain in 25 years at the Presidents Cup weren't enough, Tiger Woods filled yet another role Tuesday at Royal Melbourne. This wasn't necessarily by design. Woods had Patrick Reed in his group for the first full practice round for a U.S. team still...