- Clinton to call for lifting embargo with Cuba Updated: Jul-29-15 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday.
- US, Cuba researchers collaborate on ghost orchid study Updated: Jul-29-15 1:05 pm
IMMOKALEE, Florida - The diplomatic thaw with Cuba has led to a new collaboration with scientists in that country to study the ghost orchid, one of the world's rarest flowers, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
- Lessons learned from traveling with baby on Puerto Rico trip Updated: Jul-29-15 10:01 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest.
- Chelsea Clinton in Haiti to visit family foundation projects Updated: Jul-28-15 8:52 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday encouraged women to educate themselves and learn how to be more independent during a trip to Haiti to oversee projects financed by the Clinton Foundation.
- US official says Puerto Rico should get access to bankruptcy Updated: Jul-28-15 7:01 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that creating a path as soon as possible to allow Puerto Rico's government to file for bankruptcy would help the U.S. territory recover from its economic crisis.
- Last wild horse dies on Bahamas' Great Abaco island Updated: Jul-28-15 6:28 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The last of the wild horses on Great Abaco island in the Bahamas has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning and hopefully bring back a viable population.
- US Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court Updated: Jul-28-15 2:44 pm
MEXICO CITY - A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday.
- NYC officials implore Washington to help Puerto Rico Updated: Jul-28-15 2:26 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio and other New York City elected officials are urging Washington to aid Puerto Rico during its fiscal crisis.
- NDSU men's basketball team playing games in the Bahamas Updated: Jul-28-15 10:12 am
FARGO, North Dakota - The North Dakota State University men's basketball team is taking a trip to the Bahamas.
- Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge from Cancun beaches Updated: Jul-28-15 9:45 am
MEXICO CITY - Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said Monday they are redoubling efforts to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks.
- Correction: Hall of Fame Inductions story Updated: Jul-27-15 9:25 pm
COOPERSTOWN, New York - In a story July 26 about the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Associated Press reported erroneously that John Smoltz was the first player inducted into the Hall of Fame who had undergone Tommy John surgery. Smoltz was the first pitcher to enter the Hall who had the operation.
- Jamaica airport police detain US woman with bullet in bag Updated: Jul-27-15 6:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Police in Jamaica say a U.S. tourist has been charged with illegal possession of ammunition after customs officials at an island airport allegedly found a bullet in her handbag.
- US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying opener Updated: Jul-27-15 5:55 pm
ST. LOUIS - The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans' opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.
- Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title with 3-1 victory over Jamaica Updated: Jul-27-15 1:14 am
PHILADELPHIA - Andres Guardado scored again, with no penalty kick needed this time, and his teammates finally managed some goals, too.
- US soccer team to open World Cup qualifying in St. Louis Updated: Jul-26-15 11:57 pm
ST. LOUIS - The U.S. soccer team will play its first qualifier for the 2018 World Cup at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov. 13, and the playoff for the 2017 Confederations Cup will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
- US Virgin Islands to file violations against rum operations Updated: Jul-26-15 5:29 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The U.S. Virgin Islands' environmental agency plans to file a violation order against two rum producers on St. Croix as residents of several communities complain of a black mold persistently staining their properties, cars and boats.
- Pedro Martinez inducted into baseball Hall of Fame Updated: Jul-26-15 4:54 pm
COOPERSTOWN, New York - Pedro Martinez has been inducted into the Hall of Fame after a career in which he helped the Boston Red Sox end their World Series jinx.
- EXCHANGE: A Joliet Franciscan reflects on road to ministry Updated: Jul-26-15 11:35 am
JOLIET, Illinois - Back in 1969, Sister MaryAnn Jerkofsky graduated from Baylor Medical School in Texas with a doctorate in virology.
- US opens World Cup qualifying in group with Trinidad Updated: Jul-25-15 9:50 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The United States' road to the 2018 World Cup opens in November with a four-nation group that includes Trinidad and Tobago.
- The Latest: Conte says facing Spain 'very stimulating' Updated: Jul-25-15 5:51 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The latest on Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):
- Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts Updated: Jul-25-15 12:40 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.
- ESPN says Cowherd won't be on air after Dominican comments Updated: Jul-24-15 6:00 pm
NEW YORK - ESPN says radio host Colin Cowherd won't be on the air again before leaving the network in the wake of his remarks about major league baseball players from the Dominican Republic.
- Maine activist says he hopes accusers find justice in Haiti Updated: Jul-24-15 1:32 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine activist convicted of defaming the founder of a Haiti orphanage said Friday that he hopes the seven men who accused the former Catholic brother of sexual abuse will find justice in the island nation.
- URI to offer semester-long study abroad program in Cuba Updated: Jul-24-15 12:10 pm
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - Students at the University of Rhode Island will soon be able to spend an entire semester studying in Cuba.
- GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban Updated: Jul-24-15 9:06 am
WASHINGTON - A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.