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Despite army takeover, fear strong in Mexican town

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police station and left the remains of a dismembered man. By night, towns

Despite army takeover, fear strong in Mexican town

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police station and left the remains of a dismembered man. By night, towns

Despite army takeover, fear strong in Mexican town

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police station and left the remains of a dismembered man. By night, towns

Despite army takeover, fear strong in Mexican town

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police station and left the remains of a dismembered man. By night, towns

Despite army takeover, fear strong in Mexican town

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police station and left the remains of a dismembered man. By night, towns

Despite army takeover, fear strong in Mexican town

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police station and left the remains of a dismembered man. By night, towns

Chelsea wins first leg 1-0

By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- Didier Drogba swept the ball into the net late in the first half, and Chelsea managed to hang on. With an inspired performance, the Blues beat Barcelona 1-0 Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champio

Chelsea gets 6-1 Premier League win over Queens Park Rangers

LONDON (AP) -- Fernando Torres got his first hat trick in more than two years on Sunday to lead Chelsea to a 6-1 English Premier League win over Queens Park Rangers. Tottenham returned to fourth place with a 2-0 win over Blackburn, moving ahead of Newcastl

Spurs blow out Jazz 114-83, take 2-0 lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed Utah its second-worst playoff loss in franchise history, beating the Jazz 114-83 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. NBA Coach of the Year Gregg

Rocket built to carry satellite into space ready for liftoff

By JEAN H LEE Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean space officials said Tuesday that the rocket built to carry a satellite into space was ready for liftoff this week as the nation's leadership makes a series of appointments before

Cuba: Exports of goods and services $9bn in 2011

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban exports of goods and services generated about $9 billion in income in 2011, a senior government official said, as the island is diversifying and relying less on established sectors such as nickel and sugar. Antonio Luis Carricarte Coro

Smoke from wildfire 60 miles away blankets Denver

By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press LOVELAND, Colorado (AP) -- A northern Colorado wildfire 60 miles away wrapped Denver in a pungent cloud of smoke for several hours Tuesday and complicated the aerial offensive against the spreading mountain blaze, which has

Heat top Thunder 104-98

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James better get well fast. He's about to play for a championship. Hardly able to move, James returned from a left leg injury to make the tiebreaking three-pointer with 2:54 remaining and the Miam

James' triple-double leads Heat to title

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) -- The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami. Finally an NBA champion, it's all worth it now. James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and got the kind of help that was

In Cuba, mystery shrouds the fate of Internet cable

By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press HAVANA (AP) -- It was all sunshine, smiles and celebratory speeches as officials marked the arrival of an undersea fiber-optic cable they promised would end Cuba's Internet isolation and boost web capacity 3,000-fold.

Blow to Cuban hopes for oil as well proves dry

By ALAN CLENDENNING AP Business Writer MADRID (AP) -- Spanish oil firm Repsol said Tuesday it will stop looking for oil in Cuba after hitting a dry well drilled at a cost of more than $100 million, a blow to the island nation desperate to find its own ene

Djokovic, Azarenka reach the 3rd round, Venus eliminated

By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) -- The top-seeded players had early starts at the French Open yesterday, and both Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka made it to the third round without a problem. A short time later, 2009 champion Roger Fe

Knowles family in the spotlight

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net SALT Pond, Long Island -- The spotlight was on Captain Loren Knowles. And the 45th Annual Long Island Regatta turned out to be a Knowles show. While Knowles was honoured by the organising com

2016 Games: IOC officials visit site of Olympic village in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- IOC officials visited the construction site of the Olympic Village for the 2016 Games on Tuesday, the second day of an inspection tour to Rio de Janeiro. Members of the IOC's coordination commission also checked on work being done to

Serena gets 14th straight victory

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made a solid return to red-clay courts, dominating Australian teenager Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-3 Tuesday night to open his Italian Open title defense. On the women's side, Serena William