Costa Rica

(AP Photo)

The happiest and saddest countries in the world

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world, with their region being home to eight of the top 10 countries for positive emotions worldwide.


Port of Long Beach strike (AP photo)

Talk resuming in LA-Long Beach harbors strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Labor talks are resuming in an effort to end a strike that shut down most of the terminals at the nation’s busiest port complex, the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, officials say.


2 arrested in Colombia after swallowing dollars

BOGOTA (AP) – Colombian police have arrested two men at an airport in Medellin after discovering they were smuggling $80,000 in cash hidden in their stomachs. Authorities say the men swallowed the dollars wrapped in […]


Experts: Calif. quakes not related to Costa Rica

HURON, Calif. (AP) – Seismologists say Friday’s quakes in Southern and Central California are not on the San Andreas Fault and weren’t triggered by a magnitude-7.6 quake in Costa Rica. A magnitude-4.0 quake struck at […]


Powerful earthquake reported in Costa Rica

NOSARA, Costa Rica (AP) – A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday. There were no immediate accounts of injuries, but communications were down near the epicenter. […]




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