- Canada women blank Guyana 5-0 to open Olympic qualifying Updated: Feb-11-16 11:40 pm
HOUSTON - Ashley Lawrence scored two of his three goals in a minute span in the second half, and Canada routed Guyana 5-0 on Thursday night to open the group stage of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.
- FIFA candidates head to Miami to meet CONCACAF in crisis Updated: Feb-11-16 11:07 pm
The five FIFA presidential candidates meet in Miami on Friday with the election's most inscrutable voters who are deep in their own leadership race amid a financial crisis.
- Trinidad and Tobago rallies to beat Guatemala 2-1 Updated: Feb-11-16 9:13 pm
HOUSTON - Kennya Cordner and Tasha St. Louis scored within about four minutes in the second half to give Trinidad and Tobago a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Guatemala on Thursday night in a group stage match in the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament.
- Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead Updated: Feb-11-16 8:24 pm
MONTERREY, Mexico - A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.
- No suspects or motive a week after 6 found dead in Chicago Updated: Feb-11-16 6:07 pm
CHICAGO - Authorities have no suspects and a motive remains elusive one week after six family members were found dead in their Chicago home, police said Thursday, with investigators now focusing on video evidence, the weapons used and interviews with relatives and acquaintances to try to glean clues about why the family was targeted.
- Bleisure: Zika casts a pall on some company getaways Updated: Feb-11-16 4:57 pm
NEW YORK - It seemed like such a great idea: A company planned a business trip this winter to a warm place that would bring the entire staff together.
- What We Know: 52 inmates killed in prison riot in Mexico Updated: Feb-11-16 4:00 pm
A brawl between rival drug gangs turned into a riot early Thursday at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico, leaving 52 inmates dead and 12 injured. Here's what we know about the country's deadliest prison melee in years:
- Arsenal to play MLS All-Stars as part of 2-match US tour Updated: Feb-11-16 1:30 pm
NEW YORK - Arsenal will play Major League Soccer's All-Stars on July 28 at San Jose, California.
- 5 Things to Know about the pope's trip to Mexico Updated: Feb-11-16 11:31 am
VATICAN CITY - History's first Latin American pope travels to Mexico on Friday for a weeklong tour of some of the most violent, poverty-stricken and peripheral places in the Americas. He'll be bringing a message of hope and solidarity to victims of drug violence, trafficking and discrimination - a message the Vatican hopes will also resonate north of the border.
- Australia, South Africa win opening games in WBC qualifying Updated: Feb-11-16 7:18 am
SYDNEY - Australia scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the final two on a throwing error, to beat the Philippines 11-1 on Thursday in a World Baseball Classic qualifying game shortened by the mercy rule.
- US opens Olympic qualifying with 5-0 victory over Costa Rica Updated: Feb-11-16 12:13 am
FRISCO, Texas - The U.S. women's opening set piece finally paid off.
- Mexico beats Senegal 2-0 in exhibition in Miami Updated: Feb-10-16 10:59 pm
MIAMI - Jesus Duenas and Rodolfo Pizarro scored second-half goals to help Mexico beat Senegal 2-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
- HSBC accused of supporting Mexican drug cartels in lawsuit Updated: Feb-10-16 9:55 pm
MEXICO CITY - Four families have sued global bank HSBC in federal court in Texas alleging that the bank permitted Mexican drug cartels to launder money and thereby provided material support to terrorists.
- Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president Updated: Feb-10-16 6:41 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution Wednesday against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.
- Pope visit to Mexico basilica highlights Guadalupe influence Updated: Feb-10-16 4:15 pm
MEXICO CITY - A weathered pastel image of the Virgin of Guadalupe hangs from German Herrera Hernandez's dashboard, watching over his passengers from her perch next to his cigarettes, gum and the handful of coins he uses to make change.
- Sikh man barred from Mexico flight sees 'small victory' Updated: Feb-10-16 3:17 pm
MEXICO CITY - An Indian-American actor and designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he's "thrilled" that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols.
- In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 am
CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador - For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.
- Journalist kidnapped in southern Mexico found dead Updated: Feb-09-16 10:43 pm
MEXICO CITY - A reporter who was kidnapped by armed assailants in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz this week has been found dead, Mexican authorities said Tuesday.
- 2nd outside report says Mexico students not burned at dump Updated: Feb-09-16 6:18 pm
MEXICO CITY - A group of Argentine forensic experts says it has determined there is no biological or physical evidence to conclude that 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 were incinerated at a trash dump as government investigators initially said.
- US women start quest for 4th straight Olympic gold medal Updated: Feb-09-16 5:39 pm
The United States starts its pursuit of a fourth straight gold medal in women's Olympic soccer over the next two weeks at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Texas.
- Tlaquepaque: Arts and crafts enclave near Guadalajara Updated: Feb-09-16 10:53 am
TLAQUEPAQUE, Mexico - Strolling the boutique-lined streets of this arts-and-crafts enclave near Guadalajara, Mexico, is like stepping into the brightly colored pages of a storybook.
- Spain drops fraud investigation of former Mexico politician Updated: Feb-09-16 9:53 am
MADRID - Spain's National Court has dropped an investigation into a prominent former Mexican politician arrested last month in a corruption probe.
- Gas blast injures 5 migrants held captive in Mexico house Updated: Feb-08-16 11:22 pm
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - A gas explosion ripped through a house where dozens of abducted migrants were being held captive in a city on the Texas border Monday, injuring five people, two of them gravely, Mexican authorities said.
- Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika Updated: Feb-08-16 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."
- Mexico IDs human remains as youths missing in Veracruz Updated: Feb-08-16 9:37 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say human remains discovered in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz belong to two of five young people who disappeared last month.