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In Haiti, the difficult relationship of gangs and business

Oct. 27, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Youri Mevs knew that the call was coming, and she was terrified. Mevs is a member of one of the richest families in Haiti; she owns Shodecosa, Haiti’s largest industrial park, which warehouses 93 percent of the nation’s imported food....

Italy hosts a climate-focused G20 as geopolitics shift

Oct. 27, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China aren’t coming. Turkey nearly set off a diplomatic incident on the eve of the meeting. And the United States, Australia and France will be at the same table for the first time since Washington pulled the rug out from under Paris’ $66 billion...

US consumer confidence rebounds in October after 3 declines

Oct. 26, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose in October after three straight declines as the public's anxiety about the delta variant of the coronavirus appear to have abated. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to a...

Guatemalan town calm under martial law after mining dispute

Oct. 25, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

EL ESTOR, Guatemala (AP) — Police and soldiers frisked people at checkpoints and a tense calm reigned in the streets of this lakeside town Monday after protests against a mining project erupted into violence over the weekend. Guatemala’s government imposed martial law...

Galaxy rally for 2-2 tie with FC Dallas

Oct. 24, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Javier “Chicharito" Hernández Balcázar converted from penalty spot, Sebestian Lletget scored his first goal in more than five months and the LA Galaxy rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to tie 2-2 with FC Dallas on Saturday night. Lletget...

Shiffrin excels in World Cup skiing opener for her 70th win

Oct. 23, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — A friendly pat on the back from her rival Petra Vlhova and a long hug from boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in the finish area were Mikaela Shiffrin's rewards for excelling in the season-opening World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Shiffrin...

Lod, Fragapane goals put Minnesota United over the Union 3-2

Oct. 20, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod and Franco Fragapane scored goals a few minutes apart as Minnesota United beat the Philadelphia Union 3-2 on Wednesday night. Emanuel Reynoso stole a pass in the attacking third and pulled the Philadelphia defense with him in the center...

Arango's hat trick leads LAFC past Pepi-less FC Dallas

Oct. 20, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cristian Arango's hat trick, which included two goals four minutes apart late in the second half, led LAFC over a Ricardo Pepi-less FC Dallas team 3-2 on Wednesday night. Pepi did not play after injuring a foot last week in the U.S. national...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. October 18, 2021. Editorial: Never accept the epidemic of gunplay The scourge of gunfire and carjackings in Madison is unacceptable and must never become normal for our growing and vibrant city. The...

Fragapane's goal give Minnesota United 1-0 win over Austin

Oct. 16, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Franco Fragapane scored an early goal in Minnesota United's 1-0 victory over expansion Austin on Saturday night. Minnesota (11-10-8) entered having lost four of its last seven matches, including two of the last three. Austin (7-18-4) stopped a...