Latest Vincent Pontare News

Dodgers roll past Twins to boost win streak to nine

Aug. 10, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy continued to rebound from a slow start to the season with a home run and Julio Urias pitched seven strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to a season-best nine games with a 10-3 victory Tuesday night over the Minnesota Twins. ...

Problematic or perilous: Brazil's environmental choice

Aug. 07, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One president of Brazil built a giant dam that wrought tremendous damage in the Amazon rainforest. He slashed the size of a protected area to accommodate land grabbers. He steered billions of dollars toward the land-hungry cattle industry. That president...

24-year sentence for man who killed of Arizona jail officer

Aug. 06, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

A Phoenix man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his convictions for manslaughter in the 2013 killing of a Maricopa County jail officer and for aggravated assault in the shooting of someone else two days later at a party. Authorities say Leonard Moreno, then 15 years old,...

Gibson perfect thru 6, Schwarber's HR lifts Phils over Nats

Aug. 05, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Gibson retired his first 18 batters and pitched one-run ball over eight innings, Kyle Schwarber hit his NL-leading 34th homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Friday night. Rhys Hoskins, J.T. Realmuto, Nick Castellanos and...

Concern that Nicaragua repression could be "model" in region

Aug. 04, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega’s government has closed seven radio stations owned by the Roman Catholic church this week, as well as two other outlets serving the largely rural northern area with a history of opposition to his Sandinista National Liberation Front party. ...

Urias wins his 8th straight decision, Dodgers top Giants 3-0

Aug. 04, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Julio Urias won his eighth consecutive decision and Miguel Vargas drove in two runs in his major league debut as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Wednesday night. Urias (11-6) threw six scoreless innings, struck out six and didn’t...

As Vin Scully's death announced, Dodgers beat Giants 9-5

Aug. 03, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a game played as Vin Scully's death was announced by the Dodgers, Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night behind Mookie Betts' 24th home run and three RBIs. The Giants played a tribute on their video board after the final out at Oracle...

Mets win 7th in a row; Soto homers in possible Nats swansong

Aug. 02, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor homered, Max Scherzer defeated his former team, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 Monday night for their seventh consecutive victory on the eve of ace Jacob deGrom’s season debut. Washington slugger Juan...

High-risk Colombians say GPS devices only add to dangers

Aug. 01, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

The bulletproof vehicles that Colombia’s government assigns to hundreds of high-risk individuals are supposed to make them safer. But when an investigative reporter discovered they all had GPS trackers, she only felt more vulnerable — and outraged. No one had informed Claudia...

California police shoot alleged burglar armed with rifle

Jul. 14, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California police shot and wounded a suspected burglar who was allegedly armed with a rifle early Wednesday, authorities said. The shooting occurred in the city of Costa Mesa, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of downtown Los Angeles, around...