South America

MADRID | River Plate wins Copa Libertadores

MADRID— River Plate has won the Copa Libertadores after beating fierce rival Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time on Sunday in Madrid to take the title 5-3 on aggregate. Juan Fernando Quintero scored four minutes into the second half of extra time in South America’s equivalent of the Champions League to make it 2-1 to … Continue reading MADRID | River Plate wins Copa Libertadores

LONDON | The Latest: Ship rescues British sailor in Southern Ocean

LONDON  — The Latest on the rescue of a British sailor in the Southern Ocean. (all times local): 4 p.m. A cargo ship has rescued a British woman who was dismasted by a violent storm in the Southern Ocean while sailing solo in a round-the-world race. British sailor Susie Goodall tweeted “ON THE SHIP!!!” soon … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Ship rescues British sailor in Southern Ocean

LONDON | UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

LONDON— A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in Southern Ocean. Golden Globe Race officials said Thursday on the race website that they have been in regular radio contact with Susie Goodall since she regained consciousness. Goodall is … Continue reading LONDON | UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Copa Libertadores final postponed after Boca bus attacked

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentines expected the final of the century between their country’s biggest clubs and eternal rivals. Instead, the world witnessed one of the biggest embarrassments in South American soccer history. The Copa Libertadores final was postponed to Sunday after Boca Juniors players were injured when their bus was attacked by River Plate … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Copa Libertadores final postponed after Boca bus attacked

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Large earthquake recorded off South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck off the southern tip of South America. The quake, which hit at 2:54 a.m. local time Monday, was centered in the ocean, 312.9 kilometers (194 miles) south southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina, and 552 kilometers (342 miles) … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Large earthquake recorded off South America

LONDON | EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

LONDON — Europe’s drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine’s wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths. The European Medicines Agency said Friday it had adopted a “positive opinion” of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s Dengvaxia. The vaccine is … Continue reading LONDON | EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

BOULDER, Colo. | Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

BOULDER, Colo.  — Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts said Tuesday. The role of climate change in hailstorms is harder to assess, the experts said at a conference at the … Continue reading BOULDER, Colo. | Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s wild parrots branching out throughout city

SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco’s famous birds immortalized in the book and movie “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” are now roosting in several neighborhoods throughout the city, a newspaper reported Saturday. The parrots are roosting in other neighborhoods beyond their original home on the city’s Telegraph Hill, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The original flock … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s wild parrots branching out throughout city