- Venezuela says 3 dead from Zika complications Updated: Feb-11-16 11:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country.
- 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.
- AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears Updated: Feb-11-16 11:37 pm
LONDON - Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Venezuela top court overrules Congress on economic emergency Updated: Feb-11-16 9:23 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's Supreme Court overruled the opposition-controlled congress on Thursday and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro.
- Nadal beats Juan Monaco to reach Argentina quarterfinals Updated: Feb-11-16 9:09 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Former No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal beat Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.
- 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.
- Gas manufacturing company stays in New Jersey after tax cuts Updated: Feb-11-16 4:00 pm
BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey - A company that manufactures gases, including helium for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons, is moving its headquarters after getting tax credits to stay in New Jersey.
- Brazil police arrest ex-president of construction company Updated: Feb-11-16 12:57 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazilian police have arrested the former president of construction giant Andrade Gutierrez for his suspected role in a bribery scandal involving the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants.
- Brazil and US university reach deal on Zika vaccine Updated: Feb-11-16 11:50 am
BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months.
- 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.
- USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika Updated: Feb-11-16 9:14 am
The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil.
- Hope Solo reiterates concerns over Zika at the Olympics Updated: Feb-11-16 1:49 am
FRISCO, Texas - U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo asserted that if the Olympics were held today, she would not go out of concern about the Zika virus.
- Church talks help make Cuba 'perfect place for negotiations' Updated: Feb-11-16 12:13 am
HAVANA - The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in the threadbare international airport of an officially secular, communist-run tropical island.
- Aussie Olympic doctor says Rio water bigger worry than Zika Updated: Feb-10-16 11:58 pm
BRISBANE, Australia - The Australian team's medical director says water quality will be more of a threat to the health of athletes and officials at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro than the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- Ozzie Guillen to manage in native Venezuela next winter Updated: Feb-10-16 8:37 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Ozzie Guillen, who led the Chicago White Sox to the 2005 World Series title, was hired Wednesday to manage the La Guaira Sharks of the Venezuelan Winter League next offseason.
- Venezuela malls scale back hours as government cuts energy Updated: Feb-10-16 3:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Shops in malls across Venezuela closed their doors Wednesday afternoon to comply with a government electricity rationing order.
- UK's Cameron blasts UN panel's ruling on WikiLeaks' Assange Updated: Feb-10-16 12:25 pm
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament on Wednesday that a U.N. panel's finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongfully detained is "ridiculous." Assange responded quickly by accusing Cameron of libel.
- China reports first case of imported Zika virus Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 am
BEIJING - China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday.
- US women's national soccer team to be briefed on Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 10:56 pm
The U.S. women's national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Texas.
- Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes Chile, no damage reported Updated: Feb-09-16 9:22 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Chile's central region Tuesday evening, shaking buildings as far away as the capital of Santiago. But no damage or injuries were reported and authorities discounted the possibility of a tsunami hitting the country's long coast.
- Health officials confirm first Zika virus case in Tennessee Updated: Feb-09-16 6:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Health Department officials say they have a confirmed case of the Zika virus in Tennessee, the first recorded case in the state.
- 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.
- Brazil governor wants environmental fund to pay pensions Updated: Feb-09-16 3:18 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund being used to clean up waterways before the upcoming Olympics to cover shortfalls in civil servants' pensions, a major Brazilian daily said Tuesday.
- Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott Updated: Feb-09-16 12:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday.
- 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."