- Raiders give Mexico a taste of the NFL during draft days Updated: Apr-30-16 6:41 pm
- 33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift Updated: Apr-30-16 5:30 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats.
- Sanya Richards-Ross takes "victory lap" at Penn Relays Updated: Apr-30-16 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Sanya Richards-Ross called her final race at the Penn Relays her "victory lap." Anchoring the U.S. women's 1600 relay, the three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist had a huge lead going into her leg, making her trot around Franklin Field in front of nearly 45,000 spectators giving her a standing ovation all the more special.
- Thiem beats Zverev for BMW Open final with Kohlschreiber Updated: Apr-30-16 12:53 pm
MUNICH - Dominic Thiem of Austria surpassed Novak Djokovic for most wins on tour this year as he reached the BMW Open final by defeating Alexander Zverev of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday.
- Argentina's big unions join to protest layoffs, inflation Updated: Apr-29-16 10:58 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December.
- Panama experts to recommend financial system cleanup Updated: Apr-29-16 9:28 pm
PANAMA CITY - Panama's government established a committee of independent experts Friday to make recommendations on cleaning up the country's financial system, after leaks of documents from a Panamanian law firm caused an international uproar over offshore accounts.
- Border inspectors seize 7 tons of marijuana in San Diego Updated: Apr-29-16 8:20 pm
SAN DIEGO - U.S. authorities say they seized more than seven tons of marijuana inside a truck at a San Diego border crossing.
- Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat Updated: Apr-29-16 7:20 pm
VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina - Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.
- 11 Cubans on 1984 list deported, but no US policy change Updated: Apr-29-16 7:06 pm
MIAMI - The U.S. has deported 11 Cubans under an agreement Washington made with Havana after a massive 1980 boatlift.
- Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms Updated: Apr-29-16 7:00 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment.
- Ban on female guards to be lifted in 9/11 case at Guantanamo Updated: Apr-29-16 6:40 pm
MIAMI - The military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay said in a ruling this week that he will eventually lift his order prohibiting female guards from having physical contact with the five defendants while transporting them around the U.S. base in Cuba.
- Md. governor, health officials, outline Zika prevention Updated: Apr-29-16 6:36 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan and state health officials on Friday outlined a variety of measures the state is taking to monitor and prevent the Zika virus in Maryland, where there have been 12 cases reported.
- Top Venezuela beer maker halts production amid shortages Updated: Apr-29-16 6:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's largest brewer said it shut down beer production Friday at the last of its four factories due to a shortage of imported supplies.
- Mexico arrests 73, breaks up highway blockade Updated: Apr-29-16 4:57 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican police have arrested 73 people after breaking up a protest by taxi drivers that blocked the main highway leading from Mexico City to Acapulco.
- Brazil's VP says he will not be a candidate in 2018 Updated: Apr-29-16 4:33 pm
SAO PAULO - The man in line to become Brazil's next head of state if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached says he won't run for the presidency in 2018 when Rousseff's term comes to an end.
- Brazil police arrest Colombian drug trafficker Updated: Apr-29-16 3:49 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazilian police say they have arrested a Colombian man wanted on drug gang charges in his home country and in the U.S.
- Guatemala declares 24 missing in garbage landslide at dump Updated: Apr-29-16 3:25 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala City authorities say that 24 people are listed as missing two days after a massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.
- First widely available Zika test OK'd for emergency use Updated: Apr-29-16 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week.
- More than 200 Boca Juniors hooligans being held in Paraguay Updated: Apr-29-16 2:17 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay - More than 200 hooligans following Argentine club Boca Juniors were detained in Paraguay for acts of vandalism at a Copa Libertadores round-of-16 match against local club Cerro Porteno.
- Puerto Rico reports 1st US Zika-related death amid outbreak Updated: Apr-29-16 1:52 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.
- Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva Updated: Apr-29-16 12:56 pm
GENEVA - The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games came to the United Nations in Geneva on Friday, where officials said a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world.
- Royal Caribbean profit more than doubles on more passengers Updated: Apr-29-16 9:37 am
MIAMI - Royal Caribbean Cruises said Friday that its first-quarter profit more than doubled from the same period a year before as more people cruised on its ships and spent more money while onboard.
- Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit Updated: Apr-29-16 9:26 am
HAVANA - Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits.
- US official visits Haiti to assess progress toward elections Updated: Apr-28-16 10:07 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti arrived in the troubled Caribbean nation Thursday seeking to help resolve a political standoff that has left elections in limbo.
- Senate confirms Obama's pick to be ambassador to Mexico Updated: Apr-28-16 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts.