• ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ sails into new franchise waters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain Jack Sparrow might be a household name, but despite the cultural clout, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise has gone adrift. In some ways, it’s been a series of diminishing returns, and they’re not done yet. As the fifth film, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” prepares to set sail Friday, it’s already facing a few hurdles, including a changed blockbuster landscape, a star with a diminished profile and a six-year gap between installments.

  • Bolivia gets court date in case of forfeited World Cup games

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Bolivian soccer federation has been given a court date in its appeal against forfeiting two World Cup qualifiers, a decision that could affect Argentina and Chile in the standings.

  • Zambia, Uruguay advance at Under-20 World Cup

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Zambia and Uruguay advanced to the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday, both winning for the second time in two matches.

  • Scathing report on Rio Olympics: venues ‘White Elephants’

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues “are white elephants” that were built with “no planning.”

  • Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south

    REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) — Waving arms and brandishing a long electric prod, the ranch hands and truck drivers herd about 400 leggy calves onto trucks as the sun crests on the outskirts of this border city. After spending their first eight months on the ranches of Gildardo Lopez Hinojosa, the calves are about to cross the border — bound for Texas and U.S. feed lots beyond.

  • US earns late point against Ecuador at U20 World Cup

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After a goalkeeping blunder by Jonathan Klinsmann, teammate Luca de la Torre scored an injury-time goal Monday to give the United States a 3-3 draw against Ecuador at the Under-20 World Cup.

  • Uruguay beats Italy 1-0 at Under-20 World Cup

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rodrigo Amaral scored from a second-half free kick as Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 Sunday in their opening game at the Under-20 World Cup at Suwon World Cup Stadium.