• Sharapova, Puig heading to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Monica Puig will head to Puerto Rico next week to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria.

  • Brazil and Ghana advance to U-17 World Cup quarterfinals

    KOCHI, India (AP) — Brazil lined up a quarterfinal match against Germany at the Under-17 World Cup after easing to 3-0 victory over Honduras on Wednesday.

  • Rio Olympic head Nuzman formally charged with corruption

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been charged by Brazilian federal prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organization.

    Updated: 11:04 am

  • Brazil to play Russia in Moscow in pre-World Cup friendly

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will play Russia in March in a pre-World Cup friendly in Moscow.

  • Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm

    HATILLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren’t in class. They’ve been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded their home and destroyed their belongings, trying to pass the time while their family waits for help to replace the apartment it lost in the storm.

  • The Latest: Venezuela ruling party wins most governor races

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela’s gubernatorial elections (all times local):

  • Opposition vies for landmark victory in polarized Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s National Electoral Council said candidates for the socialist movement founded by the late President Hugo Chavez won nearly all of the 23 governorships up for grabs in Sunday’s regional elections. Opposition leaders disputed the accuracy of the vote count.

  • Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — It was just another Sunday night. Sure, the wind was kicking up, but for hundreds of thousands of people in California’s wine country, their minds were on the week ahead: school and homework, jobs and email, dinner plans and movie nights.

  • Taylor, Puig power Dodgers past Cubs 5-2 in NLCS Game 1

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Clayton Kershaw once again failed to dominate in a postseason start, these Los Angeles Dodgers don’t need one guy to carry them.

  • South American Biennale seeks to change the rules of art

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The impeccably white Palais de Glace in Argentina’s capital is a national historic monument that once housed the country’s fine art museum. But these days it looks like a giant candy cane.