Storm season brings new dread while forgotten towns rebuild

U.S. 05/31/19, 00:06

The annual start of hurricane season casts a shadow of dread over coastal sections of the United States. People fret over the next Big One, even as communities struggle to recover from the last one.For some communities, the devastation remains ...

Trump promises more hurricane relief for Florida Panhandle

U.S. 05/08/19, 21:07

President Donald Trump promised a swift infusion of federal aid to the Florida Panhandle seven months after devastating Hurricane Michael as he rallied supporters Wednesday for his re-election. Trump addressed a crowd of thousands at an outdoor amphitheater, looking to rally ...

Cortizo declared winner in Panama president race

World 05/06/19, 11:23

Panama's Electoral Court has declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the winner of the country's presidential elections.The court said Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party won 33%, with 95% of votes counted from Sunday's vote.It said Cortizo, a cattle rancher, will ...

Panamanian choose president amid slowing growth, corruption

America 05/04/19, 23:02

Panamanians will choose Sunday between six mostly business-friendly candidates to lead this Central American trade and financial hub for the next five years in a presidential election focusing on corruption and slowing economic growth.The vote takes place after revelations of ...

Anger over corruption widespread ahead of Panama election

World 05/03/19, 11:48

Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday's vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, on whose watch Latin America's fastest growing economy cooled off ...

‘It’s pure hell’: Hurricane Michael leaves housing crisis

U.S. 03/04/19, 02:06

The Florida Panhandle county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael in October is still experiencing a housing crisis.Officials estimate almost three-quarters of the households in Bay County, Florida, were impacted in some way by the storm.Initial estimates put the number of ...

Update: Fundraising for FL hurricane victims falls short

U.S. 03/02/19, 13:41

The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle in October (all times local):1:30 p.m.Residents of a Florida Panhandle county devastated by a monster storm are feeling forgotten.Paulina "Bela" Sebastiao stands in what used to be ...

Panamanian world champion boxer Eusebio Pedroza dead at 62

Sports 03/01/19, 16:20

Former world champion Panamanian boxer Eusebio Pedroza, who defended the featherweight title more times than any other, has died at age 62.The World Boxing Association said Friday that Pedroza had been hospitalized recently while battling pancreatic cancer.Pedroza, nicknamed the "Scorpion," ...

Panama to play Cuba for Caribbean Series title

Sports 02/10/19, 00:16

Former big leaguer Manny Corpas closed out Panama's 1-0 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday night, setting up a championship game against Cuba in the Caribbean Series.Cuba defeated Venezuela 3-0.The Panamanians are playing in their first final since 1960, when ...

Air Force plans to spend $3 billion to rebuild Florida base

U.S. 02/01/19, 11:39

Air Force officials say they are committed to spending $3 billion during the next five years to rebuild a Florida base heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael.The assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy announced the Tyndall ...

Update: Pope challenged on sex abuse by young people

U.S. 01/26/19, 15:25

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Panama (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Young people have challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth take center stage in ...

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