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Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, hits onto the 18th green during the final round of the US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau

Sep. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open. The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. By then, DeChambeau already was sold on his plan of hitting driver every chance he could because it would be...

PGA Tour heads to Caribbean, Europe begins another UK swing

Sep. 22, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

PGA TOUR CORALES PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Course: Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales). Yardage: 7,666. Par: 72. Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (NBC). Defending...

Man sentenced to 11 years in prison for fentanyl trafficking

Sep. 18, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has been sentenced in federal court in New Hampshire to 11 years in prison for fentanyl trafficking. Court documents said Jorge Rodriguez, 23, who was living in Lawrence, Massachusetts, sold the drug to people from various New England states. On each day he worked, Rodriquez was...

Nearly $500K hidden in furniture seized at Miami airport

Sep. 10, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Customs officers at a Florida airport found nearly a half-million dollars being smuggled out of the United States hidden inside furniture, officials said. U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport seized $491,280 in unreported U.S. currency last Thursday, the...

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan holds a live press conference with the media during the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

PGA Tour schedule features 50 events, 6 majors

Sep. 2, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Not since 1962 has the PGA Tour had 50 official tournaments in one season, much less six majors. “A dream season,” Commissioner Jay Monahan said. Concluding a season shut down for three months by the coronavirus, the tour announced a 2020-21 schedule Wednesday that includes two...

2 accused in $12M scheme targeting Puerto Rico, US investors

Sep. 2, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two men who founded what authorities say was a fake financial services company in Florida that raised more than $12 million from at least 150 investors in Puerto Rico and beyond have been arrested, officials said Wednesday. Gary Steven Wykle, 72, and Alejandro Cortés...

A flower crown vendor waits in her boat for revelers passing in colorfully painted wooden boats known as trajineras at the Nuevo Nativitas dock, as it opens once again to tourists and revelers amidst the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic, the Xochimilco borough of Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Though traffic was light on the first day back after being closed for several months, gondoliers, handicraft sellers, and food and drink vendors said they were happy to be back at work and to have the chance to earn some money. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Pandemic's effect on remittances to Latin America varied

Aug. 31, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic froze the United States economy, not all Latin American immigrants living there were affected equally, a look at the money they sent back to their birthplaces reveals. While remittances for the first six months of 2020 were lower than the same period in 2019 for...

People wait in front of the Galveston Housing Authority offices to board charter busses that will evacuate them from Galveston Island to Austin in anticipation of impact from Hurricane Laura, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston. ( Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Hundreds of thousands flee US coast ahead of Hurricane Laura

Aug. 25, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — In the largest U.S. evacuation of the pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds, heavy flooding and the power to push...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council, at the United Nations. The president of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 rejected the Trump administration’s demand to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran, a move that drew an angry rebuke from the U.S. ambassador who accused opponents of supporting “terrorists.” Pompeo insisted last Thursday that the United States has the legal right to “snap back” U.N. sanctions, even though President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers that was endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. (Mike Segar/Pool via AP, File)

UN council rejects US demand to `snap back' Iran sanctions

Aug. 25, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday rejected the Trump administration’s demand to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran, a move that drew an angry rebuke from the U.S. ambassador who accused opponents of supporting “terrorists.” Indonesia’s...

A girl wades towards her flooded home the day after the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti on it's way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where forecaster fear it could become a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

'In the bullseye:' Gulf preps for Laura to slam as hurricane

Aug. 24, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Tropical Storm Marco made landfall, the Gulf Coast turned its attention Monday to Laura, another system following just behind that could grow into a supercharged Category 3 hurricane with winds topping 110 mph (177 kph) and a storm surge that could swamp entire towns. Still a tropical...