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  • Cuban baseball opening runs into trouble

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn't seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play ...

  • Dynamiting barely dents Peru's narco air bridge

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) PICHARI, Peru (AP) — The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine traffickers who net tens of thousands of dollars with each Bolivia-bound flight. As ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) In a wild week, most of Mexico proudly celebrated independence day while the people in resort region at the southern end of the scenic Baja California peninsula had their world upended by a powerful hurricane. Thousands of soldiers, sailors and ...

  • Today in History

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:29 p.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, ...

  • 32 structures destroyed in California wildfire

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures. According to preliminary figures, 10 homes and 22 outbuildings were lost in the White ...

  • TJ Brodie scores in Flames' split-squad win

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — TJ Brodie scored on a power play 2:06 into the second period in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in a split-squad exhibition game Sunday night. The 24-year-old defenseman fired a slap shot ...

  • Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors awaited the release of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China this week that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 ...

  • Cards clinch playoff spot, then lose 7-2 to Reds

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot on Sunday, and then lost 7-2 to Jay Bruce and the Cincinnati Reds. St. Louis secured its fourth consecutive postseason appearance when Milwaukee lost to Pittsburgh earlier in ...

  • Austin Schultz leads Oilers in split-squad game

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Austin Schultz had a goal and an assist in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames in a split-squad exhibition game Sunday night. Marco Roy and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers. Curtis ...

  • Australia to prohibit secret service torture

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists. The government had planned to indemnify Australian Security Intelligence Organization against all criminal offenses committed in ...

  • Reds 7, Cardinals 2

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) Cincinnati St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi BHmltn cf 4 0 0 0 Jay cf 5 0 2 0 Negron 3b 3 1 0 0 Wong 2b 2 0 0 0 Frazier 1b 3 2 1 ...

  • Paul Goydos wins Hawaii Championship

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Paul Goydos won the Hawaii Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, breaking out of a tight pack with four straight birdies. Making his fifth start of the 50-and-over tour since turning 50 in ...

  • AP Top International News At 11:03 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000 New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret China, US, India push world carbon emissions up US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack ...

  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission ...

  • Logan to upgrade terminal to handle large plane

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Logan International Airport in Boston is changing its international terminal to better accommodate the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet. Massport recently approved a $30 million upgrade of Terminal E. Officials say the project includes a ...

  • Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned. Flight 1704 was safely diverted to Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday after "an ...

  • AP Top International News At 10:53 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000 New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret China, US, India push world carbon emissions up US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack ...

  • Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances ...

  • Fiji election results confirm big win to ruler

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Official results from Fiji's election confirm a big win for the nation's military ruler. Voreqe Bainimarama and his Fiji First party won an outright majority in Parliament by taking 32 of 50 seats, according to results ...

  • County sheriff touts grenade launcher as key tool

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Goshen County are touting a grenade launcher as a useful tool for keeping the peace, even though they have never used it. The Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1sSTJkQ ) reported Sunday that officials bought the ...

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