• Reds INF Dilson Herrera hampered by shoulder inflammation

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds infielder Dilson Herrera has inflammation in his right shoulder and will not throw for a couple days.

  • Other nations shaking heads at US transgender toilet battle

    DUBLIN (AP) — Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start using the boys’ restrooms at school — because Ireland, like some other parts of the world, doesn’t make a federal issue about where children do their business.

  • For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge.

    Updated: 8:30 am

  • Cabrera investigated for causing injuries to ex-partner

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former U.S. Open and Masters champion Angel Cabrera is being investigated for allegedly causing “minor injuries” to his ex-partner.

  • Electricity restored at Maracana after some late bills paid

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio’s electricity utility has turned the power back on at the famous Maracana stadium after it was shut off for almost a month in a dispute over $1 million in unpaid bills.

  • No. 4 Carreno Busta reaches quarterfinals at Rio Open

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta has reached the quarterfinals of the clay-court Rio Open, defeating Victor Estrella Burgos 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.