• In this July 19, 2016 photo, patient Penina Pierre sits alone in a dermatology ward, her bandaged foot propped on a chair, at the Hospital of the State University of Haiti, in Port-au-Prince. Across Haiti, a punishing strike by doctors and interns will soon enter its fourth month. Visiting missionaries are keeping her fed since she has no family. "Maybe someday the doctors will come back," Pierre said. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel.

  • Houston Astros sign Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra

    HOUSTON (AP) — Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra will receive a $1.5 million signing bonus as part of his minor league contract with the Houston Astros.

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  • Correction: Closing Guantanamo-Kansas story

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story July 22 about Kansas’ attorney general suing the Department of Defense over a freedom of information request, The Associated Press misidentified the rank of department spokeswoman Valerie D. Henderson. She is a lieutenant colonel, not a lieutenant.

  • Lorenzi beats Basilashvili, is oldest 1st-time ATP winner

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Paolo Lorenzi of Italy became the oldest first-time winner of an ATP event on Saturday after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-3, 6-4 in the Generali Open final.

  • This July 13, 2016 photo shows the world's largest single-dish radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Dwindling funds from the U.S. government and construction of bigger, more powerful telescopes in places like China and Chile are threatening this telescope's existence. It performs tasks like searching for gravitational waves, listening for extraterrestrial signals and tracking asteroids that might be on a collision course with Earth.  (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

    Funding threatens future of giant telescope in Puerto Rico

    ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (AP) — The world’s largest single-dish radio telescope is nestled deep in the lush green hills of Puerto Rico, where it performs tasks like searching for gravitational waves, listening for extraterrestrial signals and tracking asteroids that might be on a collision course with Earth.

  • Judge: Jail for Puerto Rico ex-NBA player Jose Ortiz

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former NBA player Jose Ortiz has been sentenced to 45 days in jail in Puerto Rico for a probation violation involving community service.