Report: Tourism to Latin America hammered by COVID

MIAMI (AP) — With the coronavirus keeping Americans at home during the summer, countries south of the U.S. border are bracing for an economic reckoning from a decline in tourism. Anew repor t Wednesday by the Inter-American Development Bank estimates that some of the most tourism-dependent economies in Latin America and the Caribbean could shrink […]

Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake opts out of 2020 season

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is one of the first players to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus. Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen announced Leake’s decision Monday, shortly before Washington teammates Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross opted out of the virus-shortened season. “During this global pandemic, […]

Battered Caribbean prepares for hurricanes amid pandemic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricanes. Earthquakes. COVID-19. Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations. “It is crazy,” said Iram Lewis, Bahamian minister for […]

Tropical Storm Arthur forms, 1st named storm of season

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the coast of Florida on Saturday, making it the sixth straight year for a named storm to develop before the official June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami issued a tropical storm warning for North Carolina’s Outer Banks in […]

System off Florida could become season’s first named storm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A trough of low pressure moving through the Florida Straits could organize over the northwestern Bahamas later Friday or Saturday and become the first named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Tropical storm force wind gusts are possible in the Florida Keys, […]

Paul Casey tuned in for more than golf in PGA Tour’s return

Paul Casey was among three players from the top 25 in the world yet to play since the PGA Tour resumed competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He and Patrick Cantlay are playing the Travelers Championship, leaving Adam Scott as the only one still not back. Casey watched plenty on TV, and he was watching more […]

Tropical Storm Arthur crawls closer to North Carolina coast

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Arthur crawled closer to the North Carolina coast early Monday, amid threats of some minor flooding and rough seas as the system moves off the Southeast seaboard. Arthur formed Saturday in waters off Florida, marking the sixth straight year that a named storm has developed before the official June 1 […]

Venezuela sanctions set off fight for ‘plundered’ oil cargo

MIAMI (AP) — For two months, the Malta-flagged oil tanker Alkimos has been quietly floating off the Gulf Coast of Texas, undisturbed by the high-stakes legal fight playing out in a federal courtroom as a result of American sanctions on Venezuela. The commercial dispute, which hasn’t been previously reported, has all the drama of a […]

TV production does its part in conservative return to golf

Pressure wasn’t limited to a closest-to-the-pin contest for six skins worth $1.1 million that Rory McIlroy won to wrap up the TaylorMade Driving Relief exhibition. Imagine trying to produce the first live golf on TV in two months with only six cameras on the course, using a bonded cellular network to send images 250 miles […]

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