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Third-seeded Garin beats Coric to reach Rio Open final

Feb. 23, 2020 11:45 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Third-seeded Christian Garin of Chile reached the final of the Rio Open after beating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday. Their match was interrupted shortly after midnight due to heavy rains, when Garin had already won the first set and the score level at 4-4 in the second....

FILE - This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart is reporting  disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales. The nation's largest retailer says that sales at its U.S. stores heading into the holiday season were weaker than expected. It also said that social unrest in Chile hurt its business. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

A rare miss for Walmart to end the year

Feb. 18, 2020 2:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales after a sluggish and shortened holiday shopping season. Violent social protests in Chile, where there are hundreds of Walmart stores, cut into international sales. Walmart also delivered a weak profit forecast for the year and...

UN official: justice for victims can't replace punishment

Feb. 13, 2020 8:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who was tortured at a secret prison in her native Chile, told the Security Council on Thursday that justice for victims of conflict can’t be an alternative for the punishment of perpetrators. But she said criminal accountability also...

Eugene mill to close, lay off 84

Feb. 11, 2020 6:33 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Chilean company notified Oregon state officials Tuesday that it will shutter a Eugene fiberboard mill and lay off all 84 workers on May 1. Arauco North America said the closure results from an “economic imbalance” in the U.S. market for medium density fiberboard, The...

New Mexico chili pepper farmers see more foreign competition

Feb. 7, 2020 12:18 AM EST

LEMITAR, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Chile Association wants local chili pepper farmers to become state-certified amid more competition from foreign growers. Association president Glen Duggins told KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this week farmers are seeing more foreign imports from as far as China or...

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Isabel Allende talks about migration, life, aging and love

Jan. 29, 2020 2:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Over the last year, Isabel Allende has been coping with loss and grief after the passing of her mother, a stepfather whom she “adored”, and an ex-husband. But not everything was bad, she says: "On the other hand, I also got married last year." At 77, the Chilean author still...

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Review: Allende novel seeks to spotlight footnote of history

Jan. 22, 2020 1:10 PM EST

"A Long Petal of the Sea: a Novel,” Ballantine Books, by Isabel Allende Isabel Allende's new novel seeks to spotlight a footnote of history - and to connect the past and present in an epic tale. The goals were high but the results are mixed. "A Long Petal of the Sea" follows a family fleeing the Spanish...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media following an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

Jan. 13, 2020 8:48 PM EST

The fallout from baseball's latest sign-stealing scandal is beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow. The question is what will happen with the Boston Red Sox, who are also under investigation for sign stealing. Before they were fired Monday, Hinch...

New Mexico to host world's largest meeting on chili peppers

Jan. 9, 2020 3:24 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is preparing to host the world's largest conference dedicated to chili peppers. The 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference will run Feb. 3-4 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The university's Chile Pepper Institute has been organizing the annual conference...

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning the first set during his match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Djokovic clinches Serbia's win; Nadal's Spain beats Georgia

Jan. 4, 2020 12:08 PM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic got more than he bargained for in his first competitive match of 2020 before fending off Kevin Anderson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) late Saturday to secure Serbia's win over South Africa at the ATP Cup. The No. 2-ranked Djokovic, winner of a record seven Australian Open...