- OAS: Haitian leaders reach deal to install provisional govt Updated: Feb-06-16 11:29 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - An OAS official tells The Associated Press that top Haitian leaders have reached an agreement to install a provisional government less than a day before President Michel Martelly is scheduled to step down.
- Pope's sex abuse panel tells survivor to take a time-out Updated: Feb-06-16 10:32 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.
- Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorder Updated: Feb-06-16 9:45 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Michel Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis.
- Vancouver doctor is Olympics bound Updated: Feb-06-16 2:06 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - Several years ago, Dr. Kevin deWeber decided to dream big. And in the world of sports medicine, nothing is bigger than the Olympics.
- Undefeated Mexico tops Puerto Rico in Caribbean series Updated: Feb-06-16 12:36 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Outfielders Jeremias Pineda and Justin Greene had RBI doubles during a six-run eighth inning, and Mexico's undefeated Mazatlan Venados beat Puerto Rico's Santurce Cangrejeros 8-4 on Friday night to clinch the top seed in the semifinals of the Caribbean Series.
- In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss Updated: Feb-05-16 11:26 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.
- Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism Updated: Feb-05-16 10:19 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.
- Former soldiers clash with protesters in Haiti; 1 dead Updated: Feb-05-16 8:09 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A band of former Haitian soldiers clashed Friday with a far larger gathering of anti-government demonstrators in the troubled country's capital, resulting in the killing of an ex-member of the abolished military amid an ongoing political crisis.
- Raiders owner Mark Davis intrigued by Las Vegas as NFL city Updated: Feb-05-16 6:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Owner Mark Davis has a sly response when it comes to his interest in moving the Oakland Raiders to Sin City.
- Historian: Zika won't stop Olympics; only war has done that Updated: Feb-05-16 6:22 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The world's best known Olympic historian said Friday it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- AP News Guide: A look at the 'affluenza' teen case Updated: Feb-05-16 6:16 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was moved to an adult jail on Friday to await a hearing over whether to transfer his case to the adult system.
- Texas authorities move 'affluenza' teen to adult jail Updated: Feb-05-16 6:04 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was transferred to an adult jail on Friday, a week after a judge initially refused to do so.
- Reds outfield prospect Duran suspended for positive test Updated: Feb-05-16 5:37 pm
NEW YORK - Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Juan Duran has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season under Major League Baseball's drug program following a positive test for three performance-enhancing substances.
- Progress reported in NY talks with Argentina bond creditors Updated: Feb-05-16 5:35 pm
NEW YORK - A court-appointed mediator in New York says two of six leading bondholders have agreed to settle their longstanding claims against Argentina.
- Goodell proposes what might be called Odell Beckham Jr. Rule Updated: Feb-05-16 5:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule.
- Hola: Texans-Raiders in Mexico City on Nov. 21 Updated: Feb-05-16 5:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Hola. The NFL is heading back to Mexico.
- Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter Updated: Feb-05-16 5:13 pm
QUITO, Ecuador - President Rafael Correa says he has fired Ecuador's military high command for refusing to pay back to the state $41 million from an overvalued land deal.
- Top Colombian far-right warlord freed Updated: Feb-05-16 5:07 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Ramon Isaza, a 75-year-old patriarch of the far-right paramilitary bands that killed thousands in Colombia, has been released from prison after serving less than 10 years, it was announced Friday.
- Malaga beats Getafe 3-0 in the Spanish league Updated: Feb-05-16 4:58 pm
MADRID - Venezuela midfielder Juan Anor scored a goal and was involved in another as Malaga beat Getafe 3-0 in the Spanish league Friday.
- 2nd group of Cuban migrants stuck in Costa Rica flown out Updated: Feb-05-16 4:56 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - A second group of Cuban migrants was traveling through Central America toward the United States on Friday after being stranded in Costa Rica for months when Nicaragua closed its border to them.
- For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.
- Judge: Ex-Salvadoran colonel can face charges in Spain Updated: Feb-05-16 3:44 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge cleared the way Friday for a former Salvadoran colonel to face charges in Spain that he helped plan the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests during El Salvador's civil war - a notorious crime that prompted international outrage.
- Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico Updated: Feb-05-16 3:06 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defense of Indian rights in the country.
- The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency Updated: Feb-05-16 3:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):
- CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms Updated: Feb-05-16 2:54 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant women.