A final bow for 'Miss Val,' UCLA's Kondos Field to retire

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated...

Peru's Congress backs referendum after threat of closure

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Facing closure, Peru's Congress has backed a proposal for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. The vote late Wednesday by the opposition-dominated Congress rep...

Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn't home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children...

The Latest: Official: More possible victims of doctor found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a California surgeon and his girlfriend charged with drugging and raping women (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Prosecutors say they ha...

Amid banter, NHL officials get refresher course at camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lunch is over and before the next session of game film study begins, the jokes start flying among the 80-plus referees and linesmen assembled in a downtown hotel ballroom. ...

2 fired dancers, donor added to ballet lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants. ...

Amnesty: 'Horrific' violence in Cameroon Anglophone regions

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Citing a graphic video of a beheaded security officer, Amnesty International notes a "horrific escalation of violence" in Cameroon's English-speaking areas ahead of next month's ...

Turkish delight for Venezuela's Maduro draws opponents' fury

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Videos of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro feasting on a steak dinner prepared by a celebrity chef at a time many in his crisis-wracked nation are going hungry has drawn f...

Nebraska governor hopeful Krist denies drinking allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican officials Monday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist of drinking on the job as a state senator and implied that he drove while intoxicated, al...

Taiwan's Penghu seizes opportunity of hosting MBBW World Congress to promote tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Penghu County Government is gearing up for the World Congress (the annual meeting) of "The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club" and at the same time is grasping the o...

Peru president faces standoff with congress over referendum

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's president is facing a standoff with lawmakers over his call for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. In a televised speech Sunday night, President Marti...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are expected Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a white Chicago police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old, Laquan McDonald. ...

4 killed, 9 wounded in shooting at Mexico mariachi square

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say four people have been killed and nine wounded in a shooting at the capital's emblematic Garibaldi Plaza. Mexico City's prosecutors' office ...

2 dancers fired by NYC Ballet over nude photo accusations

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dancers have been fired from the New York City Ballet amid accusations that they were part of a ring of male dancers who inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of women. ...

Murder trial of Chicago cop puts troubled force in spotlight

CHICAGO (AP) — In a Chicago courtroom over the coming weeks, the spotlight will focus on one night in 2014, 16 gunshots, a white police officer, the death of a black teenager and an essential question...