Nicaragua's opposition unites against Ortega administration

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's two main opposition groups announced the formation of a coalition Friday aimed at winning the 2021 elections and ending President Daniel Ortega's rule. ...

Ex-youth center counselor's lawyer sees greed behind charges

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday the allegations are motivated by “m...

Liverpool's Klopp annoyed at Africa Cup of Nations change

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes the decision to move the Africa Cup of Nations back to its traditional January slot is a "catastrophe" for the club. The tournament was due t...

Sebastian Berhalter, son of US coach, joins Columbus Crew

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Midfielder Sebastian Berhalter, a 19-year-old son of U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter, signed with Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew as a homegrown player on Friday. ...

Protests against citizenship law continue unabated in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators perched themselves on the steps of an iconic mosque in the Indian capital on Friday to protest against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants....

Taiwan's changing political landscape: two-party system at risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three trends can be observed from Saturday's elections: split-ticket voting, an embattled KMT, and extremist parties losing ground. Voters prefer Tsai to her party ...

KMT feeling urgency to chart new course, including on China

The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) is feeling a sense of urgency to reposition itself, including reconsidering its policy on China, after suffering a jarring defeat in the 2020 presidential and legi...

Analysis: Baseball has become a prisoner of technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris...

Chinese soccer missing targets on its 2020 Action Plan.

Barely weeks into the near year, Chinese soccer’s “2020 Action Plan” is in tatters after another international tournament failure that ended with players leaving the field in tears after losing all th...

Top stars out of South American Olympic soccer qualifying

BOGOTA (AP) — South American soccer teams trying to secure a spot at the Tokyo Olympics will have to do without some of their best Under-23 players at an upcoming qualifying tournament. ...

MLB, union: $3M to domestic violence, mental health programs

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union announced a $3 million grant program Thursday to support organizations that advocate for positive mental health, relationship skills and su...

European Parliament urges Burundi to release 4 journalists

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union's parliament has urged Burundi to release four journalists and who have been jailed since October. The European parliament on Thursday calle...

Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions

NEW YORK (AP) — Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons. But in the years after 9/11...

New Olympic hosting ideas tested at Lausanne Youth Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — New ways of solving challenges for Olympic host cities are being tested this month at the Winter Youth Games in Lausanne. Most athletes taking public tr...

Starbucks expands presence in low-income communities

DETROIT (AP) — Starbucks is expanding a program that tries to help low-income communities by opening coffee shops and hiring local workers. The Seattle-based company plans to open or...