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Honduran election could oust long-ruling National party

Nov. 28, 2021 17:12 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hondurans voted Sunday for a successor to deeply unpopular President Juan Orlando Hernández in elections that could oust his National Party after 12 years in power. The candidate most likely to do this is Xiomara Castro of the leftist...

Mexicans hope for recovery of monarch butterflies

Nov. 28, 2021 16:38 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Communal farmers and butterfly guides are hoping for a rebound in the number of monarch butterflies — and tourists — at their wintering grounds in central Mexico after a bad year for both last year. Experts say it is too early to calculate the...

NCAA champ Baylor among teams thriving with retooled rosters

Nov. 28, 2021 15:30 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew knew his sixth-ranked Bears might need time to blend a changed roster after they lost four starters from a national-championship run. Instead, the Bears rolled through the Battle 4 Atlantis. They were among a group...

Britain, Kazakhstan, Croatia advance at Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 28, 2021 12:54 PM EST

Britain, Kazakhstan and Croatia each advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup Finals by winning their groups on Sunday. Britain beat the Czech Republic 2-1 to win Group C in Innsbruck, Austria, setting up a quarterfinal against either Serbia and top-ranked Novak...

Tough early season matchups test top women's hoops teams

Nov. 28, 2021 11:35 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tara VanDerveer loves to ski. Stanford's Hall of Fame coach compared her seventh-ranked team's schedule this past week to going down one of the toughest trails on a difficult mountain, after the Cardinal played three AP Top 25 teams in a span of...

USGS: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

Nov. 28, 2021 09:39 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 struck northern Peru early Sunday, damaging some buildings and blocking several roads with rubble. While the quake was extremely strong, it was relatively deep — measured at 112 kilometers (70 miles)...

USGS reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.5 strikes northern Peru

Nov. 28, 2021 06:34 AM EST
LIMA, Peru (AP) — USGS reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.5 strikes northern Peru.

No. 4 Indiana women survive late Miami rally, win 53-51

Nov. 27, 2021 23:06 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Two days after failing to come up with enough late plays to pull out a big win, Indiana did just enough to hold off Miami's late rally. Mackenzie Holmes had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 4 Hoosiers beat Miami 53-51 on Saturday night at...

No. 5 NC State women rout Washington State 62-34

Nov. 27, 2021 20:40 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Diamond Johnson provided the offense and North Carolina State got downright defensive in another rout. Johnson scored 24 points and the No. 5 Wolfpack held Washington State to 26% shooting in a 62-34 victory on Saturday night at the Baha Mar Hoops...

No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast women beat Saint Louis 73-65

Nov. 27, 2021 19:26 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Kerstie Phills scored a season-high 16 points, Kierstan Bell added 14 and No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast remained undefeated with a 73-65 victory over Saint Louis on Saturday in the San Juan Shootout. Phills made three 3-pointers, was 6 of 10...