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Golf Glance

Feb. 19, 2019 2:38 PM EST

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURS WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Mexico City. Course: Chapultepec GC. Yardage: 7,345. Par: 71. Purse: $10.25 million. Winner's share: $1,745,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday,...

Influential NY legislative caucus meets in Albany

Feb. 16, 2019 8:25 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the New York state Legislature's most influential caucuses is holding its annual meeting. Members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus will meet in Albany through Sunday. The weekend includes a clergy breakfast, a youth summit and a...

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Feb. 15, 2019 7:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday and...

White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall

Feb. 15, 2019 6:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems. The administration has been eyeing several pots of money...

Judge seeks documents in Puerto Rico tutoring program probe

Feb. 13, 2019 6:11 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Department of Education said Wednesday that a U.S. judge issued an arrest warrant for the agency's boss but later withdrew it after officials pledged to submit documents related to a federal investigation. The department said the unidentified documents sought by...

Panama to play Cuba for Caribbean Series title

Feb. 10, 2019 12:16 AM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former big leaguer Manny Corpas closed out Panama's 1-0 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday night, setting up a championship game against Cuba in the Caribbean Series. Cuba defeated Venezuela 3-0. The Panamanians are playing in their first final since 1960, when they lost to Cuba....

US emergency aid for Venezuela arrives at Colombian border

Feb. 7, 2019 8:35 PM EST

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro. Two semi-trailers loaded with boxed emergency...

The Latest: Puerto Rico says aid en route to Venezuela

Feb. 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Puerto Rico's government says 3,600 pounds (1,633 kilograms) worth of donated supplies are en route to Venezuela as part of a humanitarian aid mission. Officials said earlier Thursday that they had sent the...

Panama rallies to beat reigning champion Puerto Rico

Feb. 7, 2019 1:10 AM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jilton Calderon hit a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the ninth inning and Panama rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Puerto Rico 8-7 on Wednesday night for its second win in the Caribbean Series. Two-time reigning champion Puerto Rico led 6-1 after six innings,...

FBI raids Puerto Rico bank amid Venezuela sanction probe

Feb. 6, 2019 2:06 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — FBI agents raided a bank in Puerto Rico Wednesday amid allegations over violations of U.S. sanctions imposed on those who do business with Venezuela's government. FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana told The Associated Press that agents had a search warrant to identify funds that...