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Con Infantino, secretario general de la FIFA sería africano

February 1, 2016 12:07 PM EST | AP


LONDRES (AP) — El candidato de la UEFA Gianni Infantino dice que si es elegido presidente de la FIFA su secretario general no sería europeo sino posiblemente africano.

"Queremos abrir las puertas a la administración de la FIFA. Estoy convencido de que el secretario general no debería ser europeo", declaró Infantino a la prensa el lunes en Londres. "¿Por qué no un africano?", acotó.

After 16 years, mystery San Diego patient has a name

February 1, 2016 12:06 PM EST | AP


SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the 16 years that have passed since his van crashed near the U.S.-Mexico border, a severely brain damaged San Diego patient has been called only "Garage 66."

But the Mexican Consulate in San Diego announced Friday the man's identity has finally been confirmed.

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

February 1, 2016 12:04 PM EST | AP


Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:

— SAN FRANCISCO — Super Bowl Media Day goes prime time. What were once quaint interview sessions have become an odd gathering of costume-wearing superheros and beauty queens. Event starts 8:15 p.m.

Russia beefs up air group in Syria with advanced fighters

February 1, 2016 12:03 PM EST | AP


MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has beefed up its air group in Syria with state-of-the art fighter jets.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov says Su-35 fighters have been deployed to Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Konashenkov on Monday didn't say how many Su-35s had been sent to Syria, but Russian media reported that there were four.

Helen Mirren, Audra McDonald to appear in Roundabout film

February 1, 2016 12:01 PM EST | AP


NEW YORK (AP) — A-list stars like Helen Mirren, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and Jake Gyllenhaal will help honor the Roundabout Theatre Company in a short film to air on NBC in New York on Saturday.

The nonprofit powerhouse theater company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the 22-minute film. After Saturday, audiences can watch the film online at the NBC 4 New York web site.

Camineros bolivianos bloquean fronteras

February 1, 2016 11:57 AM EST | AP


LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Camioneros del transporte pesado bloquearon pasos fronterizos a Brasil, Argentina, Chile y Perú y accesos a ciudades boliviana para exigir al gobierno que se modifique el cobro de tributos al sector.

Las filas de camiones parados iniciaron en las fronteras desde la madrugada del domingo, y a partir del lunes en la mañana los bloqueos se registran también en los límites de las principales ciudades de Bolivia.

Iceland-US Summary

February 1, 2016 11:57 AM EST | AP


First half_1, Iceland, Steindorsson, 13th minute. 2, United States, Altidore (Bradley), 20th minute.

Second half_3, Iceland, Sigurdarson, 48th minute. 4, United States, Orozco (Birnbaum), 59th minute. 5, United States, Birnbaum (Bradley), 90th minute.

Maldonado says he won't drive in F1 this season

February 1, 2016 11:55 AM EST | AP


PARIS (AP) — Pastor Maldonado announced that he won't be driving in the Formula One world championships this season.

The Venezuelan driver started his career in F1 five years ago with Williams, winning the Spanish Grand Prix in 2012. In 2014 he moved to Lotus, which was acquired by Renault last year.

Ex-heavyweight champ Bruno wants boxing comeback at age 54

February 1, 2016 11:54 AM EST | AP


LONDON (AP) — Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno wants to make a return to competitive boxing at the age of 54.

Bruno was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, an illness he says has left him feeling "suicidal." He has been involuntarily committed to psychiatric care on three occasions.

Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1B in Obama budget

February 1, 2016 11:52 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in next year's budget, bringing the total price tag for Vice President Joe Biden's cancer initiative to $1 billion.

Obama will release his final budget proposal on Feb. 9. The White House says the funds are for new programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. The $755 million would join another $195 million in new cancer funds Congress approved in December.

French demolish migrant church, mosque at migrant camp

February 1, 2016 11:51 AM EST | AP


PARIS (AP) — French authorities demolished a makeshift church and mosque on Monday at a camp in Calais populated by thousands of migrants.

The operation was the culmination of a two-week effort to clear a 100-meter security zone around the perimeter of the camp, a regional official said. The migrants and charity groups helping them were informed Jan. 19 of the pending demolition, the official said, adding that no one was hurt in the operation.

The Latest: Man's testimony on where he was shot has changed

February 1, 2016 11:48 AM EST | AP


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a young black man who was shot and paralyzed by a Florida Sheriff's deputy in 2013. (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

Sentencian a exfuncionario de la brasileña Petrobras

February 1, 2016 11:44 AM EST | AP


RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — El exdirector de la división internacional de Petrobras fue sentenciado a 12 años de prisión como parte de una investigación de sobornos y corrupción en la empresa petrolera estatal brasileña.

Un juez federal sentenció el lunes a Jorge Zelada tras hallarlo culpable de lavado de dinero y corrupción. Fue absuelto del cargo de evasión impositiva.

Besting Bowie and Adele, Panic! at the Disco hits No. 1

February 1, 2016 11:44 AM EST | AP


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debuting at No. 1 is certainly an accomplishment, but bumping artists like David Bowie and Adele down the music charts has Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie simply gobsmacked.

"That's insane. I mean, to be in same sentence as anyone like that — I'm not worthy," Urie said. "I was just floored!"

A look back at previous No. 1-ranked recruits

February 1, 2016 11:43 AM EST | AP


No matter which school Rashan Gary signs with, he'll have some big expectations to live up to.

Gary, a defensive tackle from Paramus Catholic High School, is the No. 1 recruit in the country according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. That kind of unanimity atop the rankings is fairly unusual and suggests that Gary could indeed become a star at the college level.

Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed

February 1, 2016 11:41 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal.

We share our bodies with microbes that help keep us healthy from birth. Typically babies get a massive first dose of bacteria through vaginal birth, something babies born by C-section miss. On Monday researchers report in Nature Medicine a small pilot study suggesting it's possible to partially restore some of those missing microbes. C-section babies who were swabbed with their mother's vaginal fluid developed their own microbial neighborhoods more similarly to vaginally born infants.

México: 8 muertos, incluida una niña, en choques violentos

February 1, 2016 11:39 AM EST | AP


CIUDAD VICTORIA, México (AP) — Ocho personas, incluida un niña de 13 años, murieron en una serie de enfrentamientos que sembraron el pánico en varios puntos de la ciudad mexicana de Matamoros, en la frontera con Texas.

El gobierno del estado de Tamaulipas indicó en un comunicado que siete de los fallecidos eran presuntos criminales que atacaron a las fuerzas de seguridad.

A monetary 'magician' of dirty tricks in ABC drama 'Madoff'

February 1, 2016 11:38 AM EST | AP


NEW YORK (AP) — Don't look to Richard Dreyfuss to defend Bernie Madoff.

Dreyfuss, who plays this rapacious investment guru in ABC's miniseries "Madoff" (airing Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. EST), isn't about to plead Bernie's case.

Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January

February 1, 2016 11:37 AM EST | AP


CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say the number of homicides in the city climbed dramatically in January to 51, in the bloodiest start to a year in at least 16 years.

The police department said Monday that there were 22 more homicides this January than in January 2015 and that the number of shooting incidents during the same period more than doubled to 242.

US commander: More US, coalition forces likely to fight IS

February 1, 2016 11:34 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of military operations against the Islamic State group says there is a "good potential" he will need more U.S. and coalition forces to ramp up the fight as it extends across Iraq and Syria.

Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland is telling Pentagon reporters that he is working on ways to increase pressure on the Islamic State militants, and some options may require more troops on the ground to assist local Iraqi or Syrian forces. He would not detail whether those would be trainers or combat troops.

Para ricos y pobres, el zika significa cosas muy distintas

February 1, 2016 11:32 AM EST | AP


RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dos mujeres brasileñas, ambas embarazadas y con la misma pesadilla. Sin embargo, sus historias son muy diferentes.

Regina de Lima y Tainara Lourenco quedaron embarazadas en un momento poco apropiado: en los albores de un extraordinario brote de zika, ya que las autoridades sospechan que el virus ha estado causando un aumento alarmante en un defecto congénito poco común llamado microcefalia, que hace que los bebés nazcan con la cabeza más pequeña.

Actor británico Frank Finlay muere a los 89 años

February 1, 2016 11:30 AM EST | AP


LONDRES (AP) — El actor británico Frank Finlay, nominado a un Oscar por su trabajo junto a Laurence Olivier en "Otelo", falleció. Tenía 89 años.

Finlay murió de insuficiencia cardiaca el sábado en su casa en Weybridge, en el sur de Inglaterra, dijo su familia. En un comunicado, lo llamaron "un padre maravilloso, un abuelo amoroso y un actor de lo mejor".

Cinco mexicanos mueren en incendio en Michigan

February 1, 2016 11:25 AM EST | AP


NOVI, Michigan, EE.UU. (AP) — Cinco trabajadores de restaurante que murieron en un incendio en una casa en un suburbio de Detroit eran mexicanos, informó la policía el lunes.

El director de seguridad pública de la ciudad de Novi dio a conocer detalles un día después que los cinco hombres murieron en un incendio que pudo haber sido causado por cigarrillos y un colchón.

Capt. Phillips to speak at Vermont university commencement

February 1, 2016 11:22 AM EST | AP


CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — Capt. Richard Phillips will deliver the commencement speech at a Vermont university.

The Rutland Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1nYPMQN ) that the former captain of the Maersk Alabama will speak at Castleton University in May. His daughter was enrolled as an art major there when he was kidnapped by Somali pirates.

IS rape victim, pontiff among Nobel Peace Prize candidates

February 1, 2016 11:18 AM EST | AP


STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — An Islamic State rape victim, Pope Francis and the Afghan women's cycling team are among the known candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as the nomination window was set to close Monday.

The five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee typically receives more than 200 nominations for the prestigious prize, and keeps candidates secret for 50 years. Panel members can make their own nominations during a judging meeting Feb. 29.