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At least 9 dead, 34 injured in a bus crash in Costa Rica

Sep. 18, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (AP) — At least nine people were killed and 34 injured when a passenger bus fell off a 75-meter (250-foot) cliff on the Inter-American Highway in Costa Rica. Authorities attributed the accident to a landslide caused by heavy rain. The accident occurred...

Fleeing Nicaraguans strain Costa Rica's asylum system

Sep. 02, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — After four years of trying to continue his studies in Nicaragua, Elthon Rivera finally reached the same conclusion as thousands of his countrymen. The government shuttered his university, its director told him he was going into exile and warned that the police were...

Texas murder trial in pro cyclist's killing may be delayed

Aug. 24, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The trial of the woman accused of killing pro cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson in Texas likely will be delayed from its scheduled October start because defense lawyers have filed a flurry of motions that require consideration, the presiding judge said Wednesday. ...

Olivia Moultrie proud of stand she took to play in NWSL

Aug. 08, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's been a little more than a year since Olivia Moultrie signed with the Portland Thorns after suing to join the National Women's Soccer League at just 15 years old. For Moultrie, the lasting lesson of her legal odyssey is that women should have the same...

Woman pleads not guilty in Texas killing of pro cyclist

Jul. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A woman accused of killing professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson as a romantic rival pleaded not guilty to a murder charge on Wednesday, as her lawyers pressed for a quick trial that the judge then scheduled to start in late October. Wilson, 25, was found...

US beats Canada for W Championship title, '24 Olympic berth

Jul. 19, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Alex Morgan never gets tired of winning championships, even after so many titles already. Morgan converted on a penalty in the 78th minute and the U.S. women's national team won the CONCACAF W Championship 1-0 over Canada on Monday night to secure one of...

US advances to W Championship final against Canada

Jul. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will play Canada in the final of the CONCACAF W Championship for a spot in the 2024 Olympics. The United States beat Costa Rica 3-0 in the semifinals Thursday night on goals from Emily Sonnett, Mallory Pugh and Ashley...

Cyclist murder suspect moved around Costa Rica before arrest

Jul. 07, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the killing of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson in Texas tried to change her appearance and used several aliases as she moved around Costa Rica in an attempt to establish herself as a yoga teacher before she was tracked down by U.S. and local...

Tropical Storm Colin brings rain to Carolinas, weakens

Jul. 02, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday morning, bringing rain and winds, though the storm later weakened and conditions are expected to improve by Monday's July Fourth celebrations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the...

Tropical Storm Bonnie hits Nicaragua's Caribbean coast

Jul. 01, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie hit the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua near the border with Costa Rica late Friday and was expected to make a quick march across Central America and potentially develop into a hurricane after reemerging in the Pacific. The U.S. National...