- Argentina beats Canada in the men's Olympic qualifiers Updated: Sep-01-15 11:59 pm
MEXICO CITY - Luis Scola had 35 points and 13 rebounds, and Argentina beat Canada 94-87 on Tuesday in the men's Olympic qualifying tournament.
- Guatemalan president's immunity lifted in corruption scandal Updated: Sep-01-15 10:04 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political system.
- Mexican president's state-of-the-nation beset by doubts Updated: Sep-01-15 9:22 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sent his written state-of-the-nation report to Congress on Tuesday in an atmosphere of rising violence, a falling currency and a slowing economy.
- Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion' Updated: Sep-01-15 8:58 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision."
- Boavista introduces Rivaldo's son as its newest player Updated: Sep-01-15 7:42 pm
LISBON, Portugal - First-division Portuguese club Boavista has introduced Rivaldo's son as its newest signing on Tuesday.
- Cuban defector Hector Olivera joins Braves for final month Updated: Sep-01-15 7:00 pm
ATLANTA - In what is shaping up as their worst season since 1990, the Atlanta Braves at least have a little something to be excited about in the final month of the season.
- US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico Updated: Sep-01-15 6:44 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week, his staff said Tuesday.
- Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters Updated: Sep-01-15 6:33 pm
LONDON - Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.
- Immigrants sue 2 Mississippi companies over work issues Updated: Sep-01-15 6:17 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Six immigrants are suing two Mississippi companies, saying the firms misled them about wages they would be paid to work in landscaping jobs under contracts with the state Department of Transportation.
- Charges sought against Brazil's former chief-of-staff Updated: Sep-01-15 6:13 pm
SAO PAULO - Police on Tuesday asked prosecutors to file charges against Brazil's former presidential chief of staff, Jose Dirceu, for alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.
- Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig for Guantanamo detainees Updated: Sep-01-15 5:53 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Pentagon team is coming to South Carolina this week to evaluate whether the Navy brig near Charleston could be suitable to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Tuesday.
- Central Michigan, QB Rush have Oklahoma State's attention Updated: Sep-01-15 5:41 pm
The final quarter of Central Michigan's 2014 season has Oklahoma State's attention heading into their matchup on Thursday night.
- Uruguay set to rescind rights deal over bribery probe Updated: Sep-01-15 4:51 pm
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - The Uruguay football association said Tuesday it was preparing to rescind a television contract for the national team's 2018 World Cup qualifying matches, as the rights company involved has been targeted by a U.S. investigation into corruption in world football.
- Tropical Storm Fred moving away from Cape Verde Islands Updated: Sep-01-15 4:49 pm
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Fred is moving farther away from the Cape Verde Islands and is expected to weaken.
- Mayors to talk government and families ahead of papal visit Updated: Sep-01-15 2:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The mayors of Rome, New Orleans and Puebla, Mexico are headed to Philadelphia for an event tied to Pope Francis' visit that'll focus on the role of local governments in strengthening and sustaining families.
- Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London Updated: Sep-01-15 12:34 pm
HELSINKI - Swedish officials said Tuesday they are optimistic about reaching a general agreement on legal assistance with Ecuador which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London on outstanding accusations against him.
- United States defeats Cuba at women's volleyball World Cup Updated: Sep-01-15 9:32 am
OKAYAMA, Japan - The United States overpowered Cuba 25-15, 25-11, 25-15 to remain top of the standings at the women's volleyball World Cup on Tuesday.
- Charter flights to Cuba now leaving Delaware airport Updated: Sep-01-15 9:20 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - United States citizens can now board a private jet in Delaware and fly directly to Cuba.
- St. Martin officials never informed on Highway 31 project Updated: Sep-01-15 7:01 am
ST. MARTINVILLE, Louisiana - A state Department of Transportation and Development project to reduce a four-lane section of Louisiana Highway 31 through St. Martinville down to three has not been warmly received by St. Martin Parish officials. Officials say they didn't learn of the changes until after the contract for the work had been signed.
- Cuomo, other NY officials plan visit to troubled Puerto Rico Updated: Sep-01-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - A group of New York public officials led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to travel to Puerto Rico for meetings on the island's economic crisis.
- Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email Updated: Sep-01-15 1:59 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
- Film based on real-life horror breaks records in Argentina Updated: Sep-01-15 12:04 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man. Several times a day, he'd sweep the sidewalk in front of his home in an upper-class Buenos Aires neighborhood.
- Man extradited from Mexico to be arraigned for Bellevue rape Updated: Aug-31-15 8:28 pm
BELLEVUE, Washington - Bellevue police say a 32-year-old man who fled to Mexico to avoid facing child rape charges has been extradited from Mexico. Victor Cerda is to be arraigned Tuesday in King County Superior Court.
- Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination Updated: Aug-31-15 7:44 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors.
- Argentine presidential candidate would try to ease divisions Updated: Aug-31-15 7:02 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's leading presidential candidate dismisses claims that he won't remain independent from outgoing President Cristina Fernandez and says he would seek to bridge divisions in this politically polarized South American country.