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Stories with place: Dominican Republic
  • At 42, Bartolo Colon shines with guile and precision pitches story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 5:33 pm

    NEW YORK - Bartolo Colon settled in a chair and threw a rubber ball against his black glove. He repeated the motion several times, then leaned back and threw the ball in the air, mimicking a fielding drill.

  • Officials: Drunk US man forces Dominican flight to return 
    Updated: May-15-15 2:46 pm

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Authorities said Friday that they have detained a U.S. man who forced a New York-bound JetBlue flight to turn back because he made drunken threats to detonate a terrorist bomb.

  • Puerto Rico orders water-rationing measures amid dry spell story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 5:09 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico imposed strict water rationing Wednesday that will make daily showers a challenge for tens of thousands of people and force businesses such as restaurants and car washes to brace for a summer expected to be drier than usual.

  • Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez to remain jailed 
    Updated: May-08-15 6:14 pm

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez was ordered Friday to remain jailed while he awaits trial in a separate case alleging he oversaw a massive Medicare fraud scheme.

  • Suspect in Dominican officer murder caught in Massachusetts 
    Updated: May-08-15 5:14 pm

    LAWRENCE, Massachusetts - Federal agents and Massachusetts police have arrested a man accused of killing a Dominican Republic narcotics officer and wounding a second officer in 2013.

  • Firefighters in Dominican Republic battling forest fire 
    Updated: May-01-15 5:59 pm

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Hundreds of firefighters in the Dominican Republic are trying to extinguish a blaze that has consumed part of a protected forest in the Caribbean country's central region.