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Officials detain 14 migrants who came ashore in Florida

Jun. 17, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities detained 14 migrants who were traveling in a boat that came ashore hitting a sea wall in South Florida on Thursday. WPLG-TV reports the migrants were coming from Jamaica and had first traveled to The Bahamas. One of the migrant men...

Lloyd scores quick goal and US women defeat Jamaica 4-0

Jun. 14, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the U.S. women's national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series. The U.S. women are undefeated in 41 straight matches, the third-longest streak in team history. The team is...

Myrtle Beach, SC hotel consultants face visa fraud charges

Jun. 11, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Several hospitality companies in one of South Carolina's most popular beach towns are accused of scamming dozens of foreign workers on work visas about their pay and living conditions, according to an indictment released this week. Three people...

Sam Mewis scores in U.S. women's 1-0 win over Portugal

Jun. 11, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sam Mewis scored in the 76th minute and the U.S. national team beat Portugal 1-0 in the Summer Series on Thursday night. The U.S. women are undefeated in 40 straight matches, the third longest streak in team history. The team is undefeated in 54 games on...

Blackwood scores, Jamaican women beat Nigeria 1-0

Jun. 10, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Deneisha Blackwood scored early in the second half and Jamaica defeated Nigeria 1-0 to open the Summer Series on Thursday night. Blackwood, who also plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League, scored in the 51st minute for the...

Heath will practice with US, won't play in Summer Series

May. 25, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

Tobin Heath will join the U.S. women's national team in practice for next month's Summer Series in Texas but won't play in any event matches because of a knee injury. U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski will use the matches against Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria as a final...

US women to play Summer Series in Texas ahead of Olympics

May. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

The U.S. women's national team will play Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria during a five-match Summer Series next month in Texas. U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski will use the matches as a final evaluation before he names an 18-player Olympic roster. The United States also plans...

Settlement reached in suit against ultra-rich Montana club

Apr. 26, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Dozens of Jamaican citizens recruited to work as cooks, servers and housekeepers at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich have reached a $1 million class action settlement over allegations they were discriminated against and paid less than other employees to do the...

Help Wanted: In pandemic, worry about finding summer workers

Apr. 26, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of seafood restaurants on Cape Cod has eliminated lunch service and delayed the opening of some locations because his summertime influx of foreign workers hasn’t arrived yet. More than a thousand miles away, a Jamaican couple is fretting about...

UN, Canada, Jamaica spearhead action to prevent debt crisis

Mar. 29, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief and the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica urged far bolder action Monday to prevent a debt crisis, including extending the moratorium on debt repayments and providing urgent cash liquidity to developing countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic...