Schumer says ATF should investigate Dominican Republic deaths

U.S. 06/30/19, 05:05

The top Democrat in the Senate called on the U.S. government to step up its efforts to investigate the deaths of Americans who have traveled to the Dominican Republic and are calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to get involved. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y), said the agency should ...

Minister: 8 US tourism deaths in Dominican Republic not unusual

America 06/21/19, 16:58

The deaths of eight American tourists in the Dominican Republic this year are not part of a mysterious wave of fatalities but a medically and statistically normal phenomenon that has been lumped together by the U.S. media, the island's tourism minister said Friday. Autopsies show the tourists died of natural causes, ...

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

U.S. 06/20/19, 13:31

The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs and firearms ...

6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

U.S. 06/12/19, 22:56

An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said Wednesday, while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country's most beloved sports hero. Four other suspects were also being pursued ...

David Ortiz back in Boston after shooting in Dominican bar

U.S. 06/11/19, 07:41

David Ortiz was back in Boston for medical care after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired athlete landed Monday night after a flight from the Dominican, ...

Police: David Ortiz shot in ambush at Santo Domingo bar

Basketball 06/10/19, 01:12

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and ...

Dominican police investigating attack on US woman at resort

U.S. 06/01/19, 16:01

Police in the Dominican Republic are investigating an attack on a U.S. tourist in Punta Cana that the woman recently made public on social media, detailing a vicious hours-long assault by a man she said was wearing the uniform of an all-inclusive resort. Police spokesman Col. Frank Durán said that immediately ...

Polish sports minister is choice for next WADA president

Sports 05/14/19, 12:30

Polish Sports Minister Witold Banka is the choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.Banka defeated Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic in a meeting Tuesday of government representatives, who were choosing a successor to Craig Reedie to lead the drug-fighting body.Banka entered as Europe's nominee over ...

White Sox designate RHP Santana for assignment

Sports 04/26/19, 13:10

The Chicago White Sox have designated struggling right-hander Ervin Santana for assignment.The two-time All-Star was 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA in three starts after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Charlotte on April 9. The White Sox signed him to a minor league deal in February. A finger injury limited ...

Santana becomes US citizen before Braves, Indians postponed

Baseball 04/19/19, 15:00

Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana's joyful smile.The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. Afterward, Santana beamed with pride."Thanks, Cleveland, for giving me an opportunity," ...

Another clutch 6-iron for McDowell leads to big win

Golf 04/02/19, 16:37

Two of the most significant shots Graeme McDowell has hit in his career were a 6-iron, for different reasons and on entirely different stages.The most famous was on the 16th hole at Celtic Manor in 2010 at Ryder Cup, which came down to the final match between McDowell and Hunter ...

Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. makes Padres opening day roster

Baseball 03/26/19, 21:06

Fernando Tatis Jr., the No. 2 overall prospect in baseball, has made the San Diego Padres' opening day roster, his father told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.Fernando Tatis, who played parts of 11 seasons in the big leagues, said he received a call from his son after the team's ...

Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

Politics 03/22/19, 00:09

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S. call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump is hosting the leaders of Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican ...

Twins: Sano likely out until May with slow-healing heel gash

Baseball 03/05/19, 18:07

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will likely miss the first month of the regular season, following another procedure to repair a severe cut above the heel on his right foot.Sano was sent to a plastic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where he underwent an operation called a ...

2 French pilots who fled Dominican Republic go on trial

Europe 02/18/19, 06:39

Two French pilots who made a mysterious escape from the Dominican Republic in 2015 are going on trial in southern France accused of international cocaine trafficking.Pascal Jean Fauret and Bruno Odos are among nine defendants in a trial beginning Monday in Aix-en-Provence.The circumstances of their escape to avoid 20-year prison ...

Royals thankful for uneventful offseason

Baseball 01/26/19, 01:10

Sometimes uneventful is a good thing."This has been a great winter for me," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said Friday at the Royals' FanFest. "It all started with the progress we made at the end of last year. I felt good about where we ended. It was just a great ...

Garnett goes from small Missouri school to PGA Tour winner

Sports 01/06/19, 02:49

Missouri Western State is not exactly a pipeline to the PGA Tour.Neither is Gallatin, Missouri, a farming community of 1,800 where Brice Garnett honed his game on a nine-hole course. Thirteen years ago, Garnett was finishing up his degree in business finance with every intention of working for a bank."Never ...

6 injured due to jet bridge ‘equipment failure’ at airport

U.S. 12/29/18, 23:09

Officials say six people have been injured after a "partial equipment failure" involving a jet bridge at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.The airport tweeted that six people were taken to a hospital Saturday night with non-life-threatening injuries due to the incident at Gate E-10.In a statement, Southwest Airlines said Flight ...

Explosion at Dominican plastics company kills 4, injures 66

Business 12/06/18, 11:10

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say the death toll from an explosion at a plastics company has risen to four.A statement from the National Health Service also says that the number of injured has risen to 66, with five people in critical condition following Wednesday's blast in the capital of ...

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