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Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinched its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy, on May 10, 1987. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File )

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Nov. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60. Maradona's spokesman, Sebastián Sanchi, said...

FILE - In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)

AP PHOTOS: Maradona a genius on the field, a character off

Nov. 25, 2020 7:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On the soccer field, he was considered as a genius. Outside, he was a character known practically everywhere, by everybody. Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, started his story as a player in the Villa Fiorito neighborhood in Buenos Aires and over the decades...

Today in History

Nov. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2020. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head. On this date: In...

Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of BishopAccountability.org, holds a photo of ex Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as she talks to the media during a press conference at the Foreign Press association headquarters, on the occasion of the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ summit on clergy abuse, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

A chronology of the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal McCarrick

Nov. 9, 2020 1:54 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is set to release its report into the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-influential American cardinal who was defrocked by Pope Francis in 2019 after a Vatican investigation confirmed decades of rumors that he was a sexual predator. Here is a...

Demonstrators celebrate after the 2020 presidential election is called for President-elect Joe Biden, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: How AP called the race for Biden

Nov. 7, 2020 1:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden captured the presidency on Saturday when The Associated Press declared him the victor in his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST. That got him the state’s 20 electoral votes, which pushed him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed to prevail over...

Florida Lt. Gov. Nunez's father, Cuban exile, dies at 84

Nov. 7, 2020 3:00 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez's father, who arrived in Florida as a Cuban exile after the 1959 revolution, has passed away of brain cancer. He was 84. Victor C. Sanchez had been diagnosed with the illness earlier this year and died Thursday after a fainting episode, Nunez said. The...

Elections workers process votes at the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections Office after polls closed in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Florida for Trump

Nov. 4, 2020 1:46 AM EST

WHY AP CALLED FLORIDA FOR TRUMP: In Florida, one of 2020′s most crucial battleground states, President Donald Trump’s strength in his recently adopted home state delivered a victory over Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The Associated Press called the race for Trump at 12:34 a.m. Wednesday, after an...

Tirso Luis, left, Ana Paez, and German Pinelli, right, members of the band Los 3 de la Habana, pose for a photograph, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Miami. The Cuban artists, who sought asylum in the U.S., have composed a salsa song in support of President Donald Trump, which is now being used as a full-fledged campaign ad. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

With salsa, caravans, Cubans make last push to reelect Trump

Oct. 30, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — On the spur of the moment, a singer in a Cuban salsa band had an idea for a lyric to please fellow Trump supporters at a Miami birthday party. Tirso Luis Paez flicked his hand so his band mates would let him take over during a crowd favorite, “Cuba is Me,” and instead of singing...

U.S. Rep. Max Rose, (D-N.Y.) speaks during a portrait session outside his office in Staten Island, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in New York. Rose, a 33 year-old army veteran who served in Afghanistan, represents New York's 11th Congressional District, a swing district encompassing Staten Island and South Brooklyn. He is only the second Democrat to represent the district in 30 years. Rose is facing a stiff challenge from Republican Nicole Malliotakis. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Candidates in NYC's only swing district trade shots at mayor

Oct. 9, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

The candidates for Congress in New York City's only swing district are slugging it out in campaign ads that direct much of their fury at a man who isn't on the ballot — Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of New York City," first-term Congress member Max Rose says...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Jose Marti Gym, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

Oct. 6, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As President Donald Trump recovers from the coronavirus, Joe Biden is capitalizing on having the campaign trail largely to himself by hitting critical swing states and investing in longtime Republican bastions that he hopes might expand his path to victory. The Democratic presidential nominee...