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Six tourists, pilot killed in Dom. Republic plane crash

Santo Domingo - Six tourists from Britain and Spain and their local pilot were killed Monday when their small plane crashed into a golf course after takeoff from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Four Frenchmen on trial in D.Republic for drug running

Santo Domingo - Four Frenchmen accused of trying to fly dozens of suitcases packed with cocaine from the Dominican Republic to France went on trial Monday in Santo Domingo alongside 10 alleged accomplices.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Cubs SS Starlin Castro questioned over Dominican club shooting

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was questioned by police in his native Dominican Republic about a Saturday morning nightclub shooting that left six people injured.

Rookie Cardinals outfielder dies in car accident

San Francisco - St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras, who hit a dramatic home run two weeks ago in the National League playoffs, was killed Monday in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.

Video: Man escorted off plane after joking he might have Ebola

Punta Cana - It looks like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie, where an African-American man sneezes and then jokes he "may have the Ebola virus." But airport security did not see the funny side.

New species of microscopic marine mite named after Jennifer Lopez

Mayaguez - A new species of marine mite found in a Caribbean coral reef of Mona Passage, which separates Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic, has been named “Litarachna lopezae” in honor of Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez.

Divers take a plunge with an ocean giant: the Goliath grouper

Miami - At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.

2014 MLB All-Star Game preview

Minneapolis - The 2014 MLB All-Star Game should provide the people of Minneapolis with some great entertainment over the next week as the city prepares to host the event on July 15th at Target Field.

Chikungunya virus gallops across Caribbean; may hit United States

Oranjestad - Chikungunya virus is spread by mosquitoes and has been galloping across the Caribbean. Experts say that it's likely to hit the U.S.

Photojournalist wins $1.2 million in copyright infringement trial

New York - In a landmark decision, a jury awarded photojournalist, Daniel Morel, $1.2 million (£740,000) for infringement of copyright. The sum will be paid by defendants Agence France-Presse and Getty Images who used his photographs without asking his permission.

Miguel Cotto stops Delvin Rodriguez via 3rd round TKO

Puerto Rican boxing idol Miguel Cotto stopped Delvin Rodriguez of Dominican Republic in the third round of their junior middleweight bout at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Reunion time as Alfonso Soriano is back with the New York Yankees

The 37-year-old Alfonso Soriano is heading back to where he began his MLB career after being dealt to the New York Yankees this week. Thank Yanks need a right-handed bat with power and Soriano was available for a relatively cheap price.

Op-Ed: MLB — My spin on Johnny’s spin

Cincinnati - Since adopting the Luis Tiant upper-body turn at the height of his windup, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto has emerged as the best hurler on one of the best starting staffs in baseball.

GoPro Hero camera lost at sea, found by spear-fisherman (video)

Kitesurfer Jens Knof lost his brand new GoPro Hero in the water while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Two and a half months later, a spear-fisherman found it. All was intact, including the footage.

Jose Bautista risks ire of Canada with criticism of national team

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista may have raised the ire of more than a few Canadian baseball fans with comments on the country's national team Sunday. Bautista said Canada is at fault for the Canada-Mexico slugfest at the World Baseball Classic.

FBI raids offices of donor linked to Senator Bob Menendez

West Palm Beach - Amid allegations of procuring underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, the FBI has now raided the offices of a Doctor linked to the Democrat senator.

John Galliano returns to fashion at Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta announced Friday he had invited John Galliano to return to the fashion world. Galliano was fired from Christian Dior following an anti-Semitic rant, which was caught on video.

Graphic Video: TV host sets magician's head on fire

A popular American magician was seriously injured when his hair was set on fire by the host of a Dominican Republic television show.

Protests against toxic gold mining in the Caribbean

“I’m too old for this. I’m not going to be driven off of my land again,” says Juliana Guzman, a farmer from La Cerca in Dominican Republic. The walls of her house are riddled with cracks from the explosions that shake the ground every day.
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