• restaurants Oct 6

    Here's a Ranking of the World's 50 Best Restaurants for 2021

    An annual list of the world’s 50 best restaurants is back — and for the first time, one city dominated the top two spots.

  • Peru Aug 23, 2020

    13 Die in Peru Disco Stampede After Police Lockdown Raid

    Officials say 13 people died in a stampede at a disco in Peru after a police raid to enforce the country’s lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic

  • NBC Nov 30, 2019

    Good Bulldog: Thor Bulldozes His Way to Best in Show at National Dog Show

    In a crowded field of canine candidates, “Thor” the Bulldog nabbed the Best in Show title at the 2019 National Dog Show. The 2-year-old pup, whose registered showname is GCHG Diamond Gold Majesu Pisko Bulls, bested 2,000 dogs representing 194 breeds to win the prestigious title at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. “I love this dog,” said trainer Eduardo Paris...

  • Associated Press Nov 12, 2019

    Evo Morales Flees Crisis-Torn Bolivia After Deadly Clashes

    Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum Tuesday, while Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president, fled the country following weeks of violent protests. Morales flew out on a Mexican government plane late Monday hours after being granted asylum as his supporters and foes fought on the streets of the capital...

  • Canada Aug 30, 2019

    This Man Has Spent $150,000 Trying to Visit Every Starbucks Shop in the World

    With Starbucks’ growing footprint around the globe, Winter’s desire to see more stores simply grew, giving him the chance to see the world, as well. With a goal of enjoying a coffee at each location visited, Winter says he’s learned to ask for a sample at each store … though his record is 29 cups of coffee in one day....

  • Donald Trump Aug 11, 2019

    Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

    Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals ceremonies at the multi-sport event in Lima, fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist. Both athletes could represent the U.S. less than a...

  • Canada Jul 28, 2019

    Morgan Hurd Inspires Other Young Gymnasts to Wear Eyeglasses

    Morgan Hurd is such an inspiration for young American gymnasts — and anyone who wears eyeglasses and practices sports — that some have dressed up in leotards and her trademark glasses for Halloween. The costume surprised her because the 2017 all-around world champion and Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopeful still feels like any other 18-year-old. “Honestly, it feels kind of crazy...

  • Missouri Jul 21, 2019

    Simone Biles Takes Gold Medal at US Classic Gymnastics

    Simone Biles had a lot to feel good about, even with some rare missteps that were quickly forgotten in her latest climb atop another podium. What mattered most to the world’s top gymnast was keeping things moving forward, which Biles did. Biles won the U.S. Classic on Saturday night to maintain her six-year winning streak. The four-time Olympic gold medalist...

  • United States May 27, 2019

    Magnitude-8 Earthquake Strikes Amazon Jungle in Peru

    A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature preserve 57 miles (92 kilometers) east of the small town of Yurimaguas. Helping limit damage...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Takes Credit for Law Named After McCain

    President Donald Trump’s posthumous slam on Sen. John McCain flips reality on its head when it comes to who gave veterans the option to see a private doctor at public expense. “McCain didn’t get the job done for our great vets,” Trump said Wednesday. “I got it done.” Actually, McCain got it done.

  • Donald Trump Apr 11, 2018

    Trump and Allies Mull Possible Joint Response in Syria

    Trump administration officials consulted with global allies Tuesday on a possible joint military response to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack, as President Donald Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump spoke with other world leaders, and other U.S. officials said the U.S.,...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2018

    Trump Axes Trip Amid Discussions Over Syria, Raid on Lawyer

    With federal agents digging into his personal affairs, Donald Trump drove his West Wing into deeper tumult Tuesday, canceling a South American trip to consider a military strike in Syria and bidding farewell to another top aide amid a continual staffing shakeup. Trump, still fuming after agents on Monday raided the office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has privately...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2018

    New Peru President Sworn After Kuczynski Resignation

    A little-known former governor was sworn in as Peru’s president on Friday hours after the congress voted to accept the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski following a corruption scandal. Martin Vizcarra took the oath of office shortly after 1 p.m. and was given the presidential sash by congressional president Luis Galarreta. Earlier, congress voted 105-12 to grant Kuczynski’s request...

  • Amazon Jan 21, 2018

    Pope Wraps Latin America Trip Haunted by Chile Abuse Scandal

    Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Peru on Sunday by meeting with bishops and nuns, but controversy over his accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop cast a shadow over what has become the most contested and violent trip of his papacy. A day after his top adviser on sex abuse publicly rebuked him for his Chile...

  • New Year's Day Jan 3, 2018

    At Least 48 Dead After Bus Plunges Onto Rocky Beach in Peru

    At least 48 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the “Devil’s Curve,” Peruvian police and fire officials said. The bus carrying 57 people was headed to Peru’s capital when it was struck by a tractor trailer shortly before noon and plunged down the slope,...

  • New Year's Day Jan 3, 2018

    At Least 48 Dead After Bus Plunges Onto Rocky Beach in Peru

    At least 48 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the “Devil’s Curve,” Peruvian police and fire officials said. The bus carrying 57 people was headed to Peru’s capital when it was struck by a tractor trailer shortly before noon and plunged down the slope,...

  • Los Angeles Sep 6, 2017

    Brazil's Top Olympic Official Questioned Over Alleged Scheme to Land Rio Games

    The 2016 Rio Games were already marred by trails of corruption, and billions of public money spent and several useless white-elephant venues spread around the city. Things got worse Tuesday when police raided the home of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman, questioning him over his role in what French and Brazilian authorities say was a vote-buying scheme to land...

  • The Associated Press Oct 17, 2017

    Pyeongchang Olympics: IOC Meeting to Discuss North Korea Threat

    The security challenges posed by North Korea to the Pyeongchang Olympics will be discussed at an IOC meeting next month. The International Olympic Committee session comes five months before the Winter Games are staged 80 kilometers (50 miles) across the border from North Korea. Although tensions have been building for months amid new missile tests by the North, the pace...

  • New York Aug 7, 2017

    Not So Fast: LA Still Has Some Business to Take Care of to Seal 2028 Olympics

    About that deal to bring the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles: Not all is set in stone.

  • Chairman Aug 1, 2017

    LA Reaches Tentative Deal With IOC to Host 2028 Olympics

    Los Angeles has struck a tentative deal with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 summer Games, the leaders of the city’s Olympic bid announced Monday.

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