Nicaragua once again blocks canal protest

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government has once again blocked a planned protest by opponents of a Chinese company's project to build an interoceanic canal across Nicaragua. ...

Nicaragua Foreign Minister visits Taiwan, to meet with Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Nicaragua's Foreign Minister Denis Moncada along with a high-level delegation arrived in Taiwan Thursday for an official visit, during which they are expected to meet with P...

Record percentage of big leaguers born outside 50 states

NEW YORK (AP) — A record 29.8 percent of major leaguers at the start of the season were born outside the 50 states, topping the previous high of 29.2 percent in 2005. The Dominican R...

Man hangs himself after 3 months in immigration custody

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Nicaraguan man hanged himself in his cell after spending about three months in custody at a Southern California immigrant detention facility. ...

Nicaragua high court denies farmers' appeal of canal project

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's Supreme Court has rejected a farmer group's appeal seeking to block a proposed $50 billion interoceanic canal. The legal challenge had sought to...

immunization certificates demanded from visitors from Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — The health ministry says several countries are requesting that people traveling from Brazil be immunized against yellow fever amid the worst outbreak of the disease the country has se...

Man convicted in same-sex child custody case to be sentenced

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Virginia businessman is scheduled to be sentenced in New York for his role in a same-sex couple's child custody fight. A federal judge in Buffalo convicted Phi...

Lawsuit in long-running same-sex custody case to proceed

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a woman whose former civil union partner fled the country with their child rather than share custody is being allowed to proceed because one of the defendants...

Colin Farrell tapped to play Oliver North for Amazon

Colin Farrell is slated to star as Oliver North in a limited series from Amazon. Yorgos Lanthimos, who directed Farrell in the film "Lobster," will direct the untitled, one-hour seri...

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

OSLO, Norway (AP) — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more t...

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on...

Knockout artists: Golovkin, Jacobs vie for middleweight belt

NEW YORK (AP) — Some believe Saturday night's middleweight unification bout will go the distance. Not many, though. The odds of Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs both standing after ...

US to open CONCACAF Gold Cup against Panama on July 8

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The United States will open the CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 8 at Nashville, Tennessee, against Panama, which beat the Americans on penalty kicks in the 2015 third-place match....

Taiwan’s diplomatic ties with Caribbean region not stable: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Foreign Minister David Lee said during an interpellation session Monday that Taiwan’s diplomatic relations with some states within the Caribbean region are “not stab...

Nicaraguan woman thrown into fire during exorcism, dies

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials say a 25-year-old woman died after being thrown into a fire to drive "demons" from her body. The woman, Vilma Trujillo Garcia, suffered...