• People celebrate in a park as they listen to the announcement from Havana, Cuba, that delegates of Colombia's government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached a peace accord to end their half-century civil war, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The government's accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia must still be ratified by voters in a plebiscite in order to take effect. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia’s president rushing plebiscite on deal with rebels

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

    Updated: 8:35 pm

  • Rio Paralympics reaches 20 percent of tickets sold

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nearly 80 percent of the tickets for next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro remain unsold, but sales have increased sharply since the end of the Olympics, organizers said on Wednesday.

  • In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Solo has been suspended form the team for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's principles." The suspension is effective immediately. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Wednesday, Aug. 24, that comments Solo made after the U.S. lost to Sweden during the Rio Olympics were "unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players." (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)

    Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

  • MLB and union to play games, invest $5M in Puerto Rico

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has agreed to hold games in Puerto Rico and will work with the players’ association to invest $5 million in developing baseball on the island.

  • People celebrate  the announcement from Havana, Cuba, that delegates of Colombia's government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached a peace accord to end their half-century civil war, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The government's accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia must still be ratified by voters in a plebiscite in order to take effect. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia, rebels say they have reached historic peace deal

    HAVANA (AP) — Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of the world’s longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.

  • Mexico's Jose Angel Leal delivers during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game against Australia at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Angel Leal strikes out 10 of 11, Mexico beats Australia 10-0

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jose Angel Leal struck out 10 of 11 batters in 3 2/3 innings and Mexico eased past Australia 10-0 in four innings on Wednesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.

  • United States' Brittney Griner, left, and Elena Delle Donne, right, celebrate with their gold medals after their win in a women's basketball game against Spain at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Olympics done, WNBA ready for sprint to the finish

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the Olympics behind it, the WNBA is ready to restart its season after a month-long break.

  • Australia pitcher Clayton Campbell delivers during the third inning of an international elimination baseball game against Curacao at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Clayton Campbell strikes out 14, Australia advances in LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Clayton Campbell pitched a complete game and struck out 14 to help Australia beat Curacao 2-1 on Tuesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.

  • Ireland's Olympic secretary general Dermot Henihan arrives at police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Rio police are interrogating three of Ireland's top Olympic executives as a ticket scalping investigation widens even after the Summer Games ended. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazilian police interrogate top Irish Olympic executives

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The man named to head Ireland’s Olympic committee after its president was arrested in a ticket-scalping case during the Rio Games is also suspected of participating in the scheme but left Brazil before he could be questioned, police said Tuesday.

  • Mexico's Victor Juarez delivers during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game against Canada at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Mexico pitchers key 7-1 win over Canada in LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Victor Juarez and three relievers combined to allow one hit and no earned runs and Mexico beat Canada 7-1 on Tuesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.