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NEW YORK | J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with Beyonce

NEW YORK  — Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one for song of the year with Beyonce for their hit version of “Mi gente,” also featuring Willy William. Spanish sensation Rosalia is next with five … Continue reading NEW YORK | J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with Beyonce

California News: LOS ANGELES, Indictment Targeting Massive International Cocaine Conspiracy Unsealed with Arrival in U.S. of Extradited Colombian Kingpin

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – A high-level member of a global drug ring arrived in Southern California last night after being extradited from Colombia on charges that he conspired to transport cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars from South America to Mexico for eventual sale in the United States. The extradition resulted from a coordinated, … Continue reading California News: LOS ANGELES, Indictment Targeting Massive International Cocaine Conspiracy Unsealed with Arrival in U.S. of Extradited Colombian Kingpin

BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum

BOGOTA, Colombia  — Colombians are voting Sunday in a first-of-a-kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white-collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilitary groups in penetrating the upper echelons of power. The referendum seeks to slash the salaries of Colombia’s Congress members and to bring laws that make public … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum

REGINA, Saskatchewan | Ariya Jutanugarn tied for lead in CP Women’s Open

REGINA, Saskatchewan  — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied five of her last eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a share of the CP Women’s Open lead Thursday at rain-softened Wascana Country Club. Nasa Hataoka and Mariajo Uribe joined the second-ranked Jutanugarn atop the leaderboard, with Canadian star Brooke Henderson and three-time champion Lydia Ko two strokes … Continue reading REGINA, Saskatchewan | Ariya Jutanugarn tied for lead in CP Women’s Open

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | PlaySugarHouse.com launching online sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J — PlaySugarHouse.com will launch online sports betting integrated with its online casino on Thursday, the latest entrant into New Jersey’s surging sports betting market. New Jersey gambling regulators have approved the site to go live Thursday morning; the company says it plans to be up and running at 6 a.m. The SugarHouse … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | PlaySugarHouse.com launching online sports betting

BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombian city urges a break from sex to fight heat wave

BOGOTA, Colombia — Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex. Santa Marta city health secretary Julio Salas sparked a mix of laughter and disbelief this week when he urged residents of the Caribbean tourist mecca … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombian city urges a break from sex to fight heat wave

BOGOTA, Colombia | Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

BOGOTA, Colombia — The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him. Julio Borges, who once led Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly, said Tuesday that the arrests of … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia | Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing