- CONCACAF executive says organization is working with DOJ Updated: Jun-02-15 12:00 am
MIAMI BEACH, Florida - CONCACAF's acting general secretary said the organization is cooperating with the U.S. Justice Department while it investigates allegations of corruption in FIFA.
- Obama nominates senior State Dept. official as Mexico envoy Updated: Jun-01-15 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Roberta Jacobson, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America and point person in detente talks with Cuba, was nominated Monday by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
- Bahamas police probe deaths of 2 employees of cruise lines Updated: Jun-01-15 7:56 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas - Bahamian authorities are investigating the deaths of two crew members on separate cruise ships that were in the islands' waters.
- Soccer beats out baseball in game of US-Cuban detente Updated: Jun-01-15 5:14 pm
HAVANA - In a landmark act of sports diplomacy, soccer's New York Cosmos on Tuesday will become the first U.S. professional team to play in Cuba since Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama announced their countries would re-establish diplomatic relations.
- Adam Scott to use caddie Steve Williams for summer Updated: Jun-01-15 11:20 am
- Ex-FIFA VP Warner hits out at US - based on satirical story Updated: May-31-15 5:29 pm
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner renewed his criticism of the United States, where he faces corruption charges, on Sunday by releasing a pair of videotaped comments - one of them based on a story by satirical website The Onion.
- Dozens evacuate Puerto Rico condominiums after roof collapse Updated: May-31-15 5:23 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Nearly two dozen people have been evacuated from their condominiums in Puerto Rico's capital after a water tank collapsed through a residential building's roof.
- Qatar extends travel ban on ex-Gitmo inmates; talks continue Updated: May-31-15 5:10 pm
- Kirani James wins 400 meters in Prefontaine Classic Updated: May-30-15 8:38 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Kirani James won the 400 meters Saturday in the Prefontaine Classic, pulling away from a strong field at Hayward Field.
- Virgin Islands governor gives up state-funded residence Updated: May-30-15 4:35 pm
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands says he has renounced his state-funded residence on the island of St. Thomas out of economic concerns.
- Puerto Rico governor signs law raising sales tax to 11.5 pct Updated: May-29-15 7:46 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's governor has signed into law a bill increasing the U.S. territory's sales tax from 7 percent to 11.5 percent. It is scheduled to go into effect July 1.
- Rihanna in Cuba's capital to record music video Updated: May-29-15 6:58 pm
HAVANA - Pop star Rihanna drew a crowd Friday while cruising down Havana's Malecon shore boulevard in a classic American convertible from the 1950s.
- Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors Updated: May-29-15 5:28 pm
HAVANA - The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
- ULM prof to study salt in freshwater supply on Barbuda Updated: May-29-15 7:50 am
MONROE, Louisiana - An associate geoscience professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will study salt contamination in the water wells on a Caribbean island and help teach the island's 1,800 residents about the problem.
- Philadelphia port inspectors find stink bug in pineapples Updated: May-29-15 5:55 am
PHILADELPHIA - Inspectors have found a new pest in a shipment of pineapples at a Philadelphia port.
- Ex-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance Updated: May-29-15 12:42 am
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.
- A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting Updated: May-29-15 12:26 am
FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government.
- Hawit becomes CONCACAF acting president after Webb charged Updated: May-28-15 6:14 pm
Alfredo Hawit of Honduras has been appointed acting president of CONCACAF and American Ted Howard has been made acting general secretary.
- Obama visits shrine to honor Cuban Americans Updated: May-28-15 2:44 pm
MIAMI - President Barack Obama has visited a shrine in Miami to honor Cuban Americans.
- Man who disappeared after 2013 indictment found in Jamaica Updated: May-28-15 1:53 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The U.S. Marshal's Service says a man who disappeared in 2013 after being indicted on sexual assault charges in New Hampshire has been found in Jamaica.
- Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation Updated: May-28-15 11:27 am
NEW YORK - Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes.
- Colombian rebel peace negotiator among dead in military raid Updated: May-27-15 10:44 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Leftist rebels in Colombia claimed on Wednesday that one of their most-veteran fighters, a former envoy to peace talks with the government, was killed during a military raid last week.
- 12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment Updated: May-27-15 10:42 pm
The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes:
- Basketball Without Borders camps reach 2 new destinations Updated: May-27-15 8:42 pm
NEW YORK - The NBA says its Basketball Without Borders camps will go to Gran Canaria, Spain, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the first time.
- US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away' Updated: May-27-15 8:10 pm
HAVANA - The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.