Dominican Republic

Young couple and their seven-year-old son named among 39 killed in Genoa bridge collapse

A young Italian couple and their seven-year-old son are among the 39 or more victims of the catastrophic Genoa bridge collapse.<p>Roberto Robbiano, his wife Ersilia Piccinino and their son Samuele all died when their car plummeted 150ft to the ground after a 260ft section of the Morandi bridge …

Extremism

Hipsters are putting diapers on their pet chickens

Pampered chickens need Pampers.<p>That’s what New Hampshire farmer Julie Baker realized more than a decade ago when her then 8-year-old daughter Bridget …

Chickens

Twitter Extends Lite App To 21 Countries

Launched last year, Twitter Lite is designed to be accessible to more people by minimizing data usage, loading more quickly on slower networks and …

Latin America

Plastics Are Killing Our Oceans. How Is the World Fighting Back?

Picture blue skies, pristine white sand, the crashing sound of surf, and the call of a seagull overhead. The images of a perfect beach day are so …

Pollution

Colombia Reveals Odebrecht Bribes Are Three Times Larger Than Stated

Odebrecht SA, the Brazilian construction giant, paid at least $32.5 million in bribes in Colombia -- three times the amount it confessed to almost …

Corruption

Family Travelling To Beach Holiday Among Genoa Bridge Collapse Victims

Their flattened car was filled with toys for their seven-year-old son.<p>Facebook<p>Roberto Robbiano and Ersilia Piccinino, pictured on their 2014 wedding …

Italy

Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

The former union boss at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex has been convicted of corruption.<p>A federal jury in Manhattan on Wednesday found Norman Seabrook guilty of honest services wire fraud. The judge was expected to ask the jurors to continue deliberating on a conspiracy charge.<p>Seabrook …

Hedge Funds

Ex-Yankee Prospect Arrested For Terroristic Threats

A former Yankee prospect from Long Island is under arrest for allegedly making a terroristic threat at Kennedy Airport. Freeport Police Chief <b>Miguel</b> …

Social Media

MLB Changes Rules For International Signings

Major League Baseball has implemented significant rule changes for international players.<p>Among the major changes:<p>Amateur players are allowed to enter …

Latin America

RIP Dexter, the Emotional Support Peacock Who Was too Fabulous to Fly

Dexter, who shot to fame in January after being turned away from a United flight, passed away Sunday in his owners arms.<p>According to his owner, Dexter, the internet’s most cherished peacock, passed unexpectedly at 1 PM on Sunday, July 22.<p>In an Instagram post, Brooklyn-based artist Ventiko wrote …

Art Basel

Derek Jeter starts program with the Marlins to teach all players and coaches Spanish

Derek Jeter looked around and realized something wasn’t adding up, so he did something about it.<p>ESPN is reporting that the Yankees legend and current …

Baseball

Mieles Set for 2nd Stint as Puerto Rican Women’s National Team Coach

The Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation has tabbed Jose Mieles as the new coach of its women's national team, returning him to the role he previously …

Caribbean

Top 10 Healthiest Foods in the World

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 10 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

Nutrition

Adventurous travellers can jump down 27 waterfalls in the Dominican Republic - think you'd be brave enough?

Diving off one waterfall is a pretty brave feat. But jumping down 27 of them? You'd need to be a real thrill-seeker.<p>Yet that's exactly what …

Latin America

Anfisa Teases Tropical Trip With Jorge by Showing off Their Passports... but Can He Even Leave the Country?

Anfisa Arkhipchenko had a few weeks between her summer and fall semesters of school, so she and hubby Jorge Nava decided to take a little tropical …

Latin America

D-backs to open academy in Dominican Republic | MLB.com

BOCA CHICA, D.R. -- The greatest catcher in D-backs history, Miguel Montero, kicked away some leaves to reveal a square slab of cement at the …

Latin America

Factbox: Emerging central banks that are hiking interest rates

LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging market economies have seen a steady stream of interest rate rises as central banks are battling to contain inflationary pressures or act to steady their currencies.<p>In July, interest rate rises by major emerging market central banks outstripped rate cuts for the third …

Business (India)

‘America’s Got Talent’ 2018 Contestants Tonight: Who Is Performing on AGT Quarter Finals Week 1?

Tonight begins the first round of the quarter finals on <i>America’s Got Talent</i> 2018, with three weeks of the quarter finals scheduled for season 13. …

Latin America

A deeper look at Phillies reliever Hector Neris' puzzling struggle | David Murphy

Before his demotion to Triple-A, Hector Neris was allowing home runs at a remarkable rate. What changed? And will it change back?

Baseball

Allan Cerda making big strides for the DSL Reds

Allan Cerda signed with the Cincinnati Reds last year during the international signing period out of the Dominican Republic. The now 18-year-old was …

Latin America

A Leap of Faith

In his small town under the wide Caribbean skies, Feliz grew up with his three siblings with one consistent activity on his mind.<p>"In the Dominican, …

Latin America

Giveaway: What Historical Survival Stories Should We Check Out?

This giveaway asking for historical survival stories is sponsored by <i>The Last Hours</i> by Minette Walter.When the Black Death enters England in 1348, no …

Puerto Rico

Cubs send outfielder to finalize trade for Cole Hamels

by Tony Crumpton - Senior Editor - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:41 PM<p>The Cubs and the Rangers have finally finalized the 'player to be named later' in …

Latin America

Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

PORTLAND, Oregon — When Rosali Patterson picks up the blue, plastic prosthetic hand that she and some fellow students made at St. John Fisher …

High School

Old species learn new tricks...very slowly

A quick look at the fossil record shows that no species lasts forever. On average, most species exist for around a million years, although some …

Habitats

Ohio Program Gives Latino Food Entrepreneurs A Start

On a recent hot August morning in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Latin music filled the air as a group of food vendors readied their booths for Festival Latino, the largest celebration of Latino history, culture and food in the state. The excitement from the vendors was palpable as they awaited the crowd …

Business Development

Short Orders

Italy and Peru are an ocean apart. But if there’s a wood-fired oven between them, everything that comes out of the kitchen is going to be tasty.<p>That …

North Carolina

Lesser-known prospects progressing for the Rangers

ICYMI, Texas Rangers rookie first baseman Ronald Guzman became the first ever rook to homer three times against the New York Yankees last Friday …

Baseball

D-backs break ground on Dominican baseball development academy

The Arizona Diamondbacks broke ground on a new baseball academy in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday with a ceremony attended by team brass and the …

Toronto Blue Jays

Vestas Jumps on Strong Order Intake, Share Buy Back Plan

Vestas Wind Systems A/S surged the most in two years after the wind turbine maker announced a 200 million-euro ($227 million) share buyback and said …

Latin America