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Singer Rick Springfield cancels November gig in Dominican Republic

Rick Springfield once sang about the “Human Touch” but now he’s taking a hands-off approach and steering clear of the Dominican Republic.


Dominican police arrest ‘mastermind’ in David Ortiz shooting

Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have arrested the man behind the shooting of baseball great David Ortiz in an apparent case of mistaken identity.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

More than 100 Dominican players earn spots on Opening Day rosters

There were more than 102 Dominican players in the major leagues on opening day, the first time a nation outside the U.S. reached the century mark.


Powerful Hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean islands

The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean late Tuesday, following a path predicted to then rake Puerto Rico, the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Adrian Beltre doubles for 3,000th hit, becomes first from Dominican to reach milestone

Adrian Beltre got his 3,000th career hit in a fitting way – a hard hit down the line past third base. The 38-year-old Texas Rangers third baseman doubled Sunday to …


Nelson Cruz homers as Dominican Republic beat United States at WBC

With their team playing the United States in a frenzied atmosphere at the World Baseball Classic, Dominican rooters spent much of the game on their feet while honking horns, pounding …


Manager Tony Pena wants Dominicans to ride lively spirit in WBC defense

Manager Tony Pena wouldn’t dare ask his Dominican players to tamp down their energy at the World Baseball Classic. Players like Jose Bautista and Fernando Rodney have been criticized for …


Dominican deal tests Trump pledge of no new foreign projects

The Trump Organization is returning to a long-dormant licensing deal involving a beachfront luxury resort in the Dominican Republic, testing the limits of Donald Trump’s pledge to halt new international …


Dominican deal tests Trump pledge of no new foreign projects

The Trump Organization is returning to a long-dormant licensing deal involving a beachfront luxury resort in the Dominican Republic, testing the limits of Donald Trump’s pledge to halt new international …


Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

Yordano Ventura, a rising star with the Kansas City Royals, died Sunday in a car crash on a stretch of highway near the town of San Adrian in his native …


Gas explosions in Dominican Republic injure 40, level homes

Early morning explosions rocked an LPG distribution station in a densely populated neighborhood of the Dominican Republic’s capital on Tuesday, destroying several homes and injuring at least 40 people, officials …


MLB: ESPN’s Colin Cowherd fired after comments about Domincan baseball players

ESPN says radio host Colin Cowherd won’t be on the air again before leaving the network in the wake of his remarks about major league baseball players from the Dominican …


ESPN says Colin Cowherd won’t be on air after Dominican comments

NEW YORK — ESPN says radio host Colin Cowherd won’t be on the air again before leaving the network in the wake of his remarks about major league baseball players …


Local dentist offers free care to poor in Dominican Republic, India

Clean running water, a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste – a daily ritual most of us take for granted. Not Spokane dentist T.J. Scarborough. For the past several years, …


Have a great time in Santo Domingo without hitting the sand

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – During four days in the historic heart of the Dominican capital, I saw men gather every afternoon in the central square to play dominoes, usually …


‘Familiar Tastes’

These recipes come from Abby McAllister’s cookbook, “Familiar Tastes in a Foreign Place,” a fundraiser to help cover her family’s adoption costs. The Valleyford wife and mother of three boys …


Valleyford woman pens cookbook to help others adjust

Meal planning for a family of five is never easy, but imagine doing your grocery shopping in a country where you don’t speak the language, and many of the foods …


Dominicans finish WBC dominance

SAN FRANCISCO – Cheers of “Dominicana! Dominicana!” rang outthrough the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the streets of Santo Domingo. The Dominican Republic has its World Baseball …