• Haitians dressed as bananas to show their support for organic banana farmer and presidential candidate Jovenel Moise, from the PHTK party, march to demand elections be reinstated, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Haiti had been scheduled to hold a presidential and legislative runoff Jan. 24. But the now-splintered provisional electoral council canceled it for a second time amid the protests and suspicion that the first round was marred by widespread fraud favoring Moise, President Michel Martelly's chosen candidate. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    OAS mission chief hopeful Haiti can settle political crisis

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — After three days of meetings, the chief of a regional mission is hopeful but not necessarily confident that Haiti’s political crisis can be resolved before the scheduled end of the president’s term this weekend.

  • In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. Scientists say the hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting a variety of dangerous illnesses. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.

  • Ex-FIFA vice president released on bond in corruption case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former vice president for world soccer’s governing body has been released from U.S. custody in New York and will be subject to house arrest as he awaits trial on bribery and other charges related to a sprawling corruption case.

  • In this May 14, 2015 file photo, Ramiro Funes Mori of Argentina's River Plate, center, and teammates wash their faces after pepper spray was sprayed at them from the stands, at the start of the second half of a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, Conmebol reduced sanctions against Boca Juniors from eight games closed to the public, to two, calling it a "measure of grace." (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

    Boca Juniors ban for violence cut from 8 matches to 2

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors’ ban for crowd violence last season in the Copa Libertadores tournament has been reduced from eight matches to two by South American soccer federation CONMEBOL.

  • US-Colombia Olympic playoff 2nd leg to be in Frisco, Texas

    CHICAGO (AP) — The second leg of the United States’ Olympic men’s soccer qualifying playoff against Colombia will be played on March 29 at Frisco, Texas.

  • A Sucre municipality worker fumigates for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Venezuela is reporting a jump in cases of a rare, sometimes paralyzing syndrome that may be linked to the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    The Latest: Female airline crew can request no Brazil flight

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

  • Mario Andrada, spokesperson for the Rio Olympic Organizing Committee, speaks next to a screen that reads in Portuguese : "Message about Zika" during a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Reporters came to hear about ticket sales, venue construction and a reminder that Friday marks six months until the games open. Instead, they got the organizers' medical director Dr. Joao Grangeiro and government health officials assuring the games will be safe; that only pregnant women are in danger from a virus with its epicenter in Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution.