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David Ortiz says life has changed since Hall of Fame vote

May. 23, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Newly elected Hall of Famer David Ortiz knows he’s got to enjoy life every day after his shooting in the Dominican Republic nearly three years ago. “Without a doubt,” he told The Associated Press Monday morning at his charity golf tournament. ...

Puerto Rico firefighter accused in illegal migration case

May. 19, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A firefighter lieutenant has been accused of transporting and harboring migrants who entered Puerto Rico illegally, federal authorities announced Thursday. Pedro Rafael Rodríguez Garnier, 54, allegedly met and transported multiple migrants in the...

Mets' Marte loses grandmother 2 years after wife's death

May. 17, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte was placed on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother, which came nearly two years to the day after his wife died of a heart attack. Mets manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Marte's grandmother, Ponga...

Coast Guard ends search after rescuing 38 near Puerto Rico

May. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had carried an estimated 60 to 75 passengers. Crews...

Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

May. 13, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other...

11 dead, 31 rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

May. 12, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico and 11 people had been confirmed dead while 31 others were rescued Thursday, authorities said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were aboard the...

Official: 8 Turkish citizens kidnapped from bus in Haiti

May. 09, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Eight Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in Haiti’s capital, an official told The Associated Press on Monday, apparently the latest in a string of high-profile kidnappings by powerful gangs. Hugues Josue, Turkey’s honorary consul in Haiti, said...

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

Kidnapped Dominican diplomat freed in Haiti

May. 04, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A diplomat from the Dominican Republic had been freed four days after being kidnapped in neighboring Haiti, the Dominican foreign minister said Wednesday. The minister, Roberto Alvarez, said in a tweet that Carlitin Guillen Tatis had been...