• Texas Rangers scout in Curacao dies after long illness

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers international scout Jose Luis Felomina has died in his native Curacao.

  • Novak Djokovic will return in Acapulco

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nursing an aching right shoulder injury, Novak Djokovic planned to return to tennis at Indian Wells in the California desert. But the Serbian star changed his mind and accepted a wild card to play in the Acapulco tournament that starts Monday.

  • Tanaka prepares for Tuesday start with simulated game

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees scheduled opening-day starter Masahiro Tanaka threw 74 pitches off a bullpen mound and during a simulated game Thursday in preparation for his first spring training appearance next week.

  • AP Analysis: In Venezuela, short on food, short of hope

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line — three times more than in 2014.

  • New Mexico considers special chile pepper license plate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With red and green chile saturating nearly every facet of life in New Mexico, a legislative panel on Thursday put its support behind a measure that calls for the creation of a special license plate adorned with the hot peppers.

  • US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the United States won’t enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be “no mass deportations.”

  • Thiem into quarters in Rio; favorite with Nishikori out

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio Open has lost some of its top players in early matches as it competes for attention during Carnival week in Brazil

  • Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico’s government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration.

  • Mass slaughter in Brazil prison exposes gang war over drugs

    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.

  • Even at anything-goes Carnival, these lyrics raise eyebrows

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald. This year, some organizers of the world’s best known street party are saying: “Enough!” At least to the lyrics.