LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the fifth installment in their "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise "Dead Men Tell No Tales" Tuesday night at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Initial reactions from those in attendance, including press, theater owners and exhibitors, were largely positive, celebrating a return to form for the franchise and the well-done VFX. Official reviews are under embargo until May 22.
US WOMEN'S HOCKEY BOYCOTT USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings, an immigration judge ruled. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 24, told The Associated Press they expect him to be released as soon as Wednesday following the decision by Judge John Odell in Tacoma.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A resurgent Brazil squad under new management became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday, the same day archrival Argentina heightened its risk of missing a spot at Russia 2018. The five-time World Cup champions had a 3-0 victory over seventh-place Paraguay in Sao Paulo, moving to 33 points from 14 matches in South American qualifying.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's brutal street gangs have been involved in every kind of criminal activity imaginable: drugs, extortion, prostitution, murder, kidnapping. But even authorities were surprised when a woman escaped the Mara Salvatrucha gang and told prosecutors its members had kidnapped her and forced her into a "black widow" arranged marriage. After the wedding, her new husband was killed in order to collect an insurance policy.
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Christian Pulisic was sent tumbling to the ground early on. The 18-year-old phenom bounced back up, and so did the United States. Pulisic made an outstanding individual move to spin a defender and feed Clint Dempsey for his 56th international goal, and the Americans hung on for an important 1-1 draw against Panama on Tuesday night that kept up their rebound in World Cup qualifying.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings, an immigration judge ruled Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Just over a year ago, Dustin Johnson headed to the range at Riviera in the rain to begin work on his wedges, the one area of his game that has contributed the most to his No. 1 ranking. He talks all the time about the improvement with his short clubs. He also showed at Austin Country Club how much he trusts them.
NBA-SCHEDULE Warriors make it 8 straight UNDATED (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have learned how to succeed without Kevin Durant. Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry scored 32 points and the Warriors gained their eighth straight win by beating the Rockets, 113-106 at Houston. Klay Thompson finished with 24 points to help the Warriors overcome James Harden's 20th triple-double of the season.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- During Buenos Aires' heyday, fabulous wealth flowed into the city from Argentina's agricultural heartland, turning the country into one of the world's richest by the early 20th century. The evidence of that era is still apparent in the grand architectural showpieces scattered around this sprawling city of 3 million. But since the late 1940s, Argentina has experienced dictatorship, military rule, corruption and a succession of crippling economic crises.
GENEVA (AP) -- Lionel Messi is banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifying games, dealing a blow to a campaign by the 2014 runner-up that has stuttered without him. Messi's suspension for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during a home qualifier last week against Chile started on Tuesday, shortly before his teammates played Bolivia in La Paz. Without Messi, Argentina went on to lose the qualifier 2-0.
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- With Panama about 90 seconds from reaching a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth, Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time four years ago to give the already qualified United States a 3-2 win and eliminate the hosts. "You felt this place dip," Jozy Altidore recalled Monday. "You heard people crying." The U.S.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge upheld a decision not to release a Mexican man arrested near Seattle, despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. In the decision Friday, U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez said "many questions remain regarding the appropriateness of the government's conduct" in the arrest of 24-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina.
PHOENIX (AP) -- NFL owners have approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings today. The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money.
It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them to more peril. The pocket-sized devices are designed to notify authorities in the event of an attack or attempted kidnapping.
MIAMI (AP) -- The names Matthew and Otto have been retired for Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes following the deadly 2016 season. According to a statement Monday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the World Meteorological Organization will use Martin and Owen for future Atlantic storms. The new names might first be used in 2022.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- American rapper Wiz Khalifa is stirring controversy in the South American nation of Colombia, where he laid flowers and smoked what looks like a joint at the tomb of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. The rapper is an avid marijuana smoker and used his Instagram account to post several photos of him smoking at Escobar's tomb in Medellin. He played a concert in the city last week.
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Alejandro Bedoya missed a goal in training, and Bruce Arena wanted to make sure the midfielder knew he noticed. "He threatened to chop my man bun off," Bedoya said, smiling. "That's the kind of grief I get around here." Humor has returned to the U.S. national team since Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach in November, following losses in the first two games in the final round of World Cup qualifying.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House Office on American Innovation. The office will be run by Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. It will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. Plans for the office were first reported by The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge barrier to those attempting to enter the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own.