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Vice President Joseph R. Biden, in Panama on Wednesday, announced the easing of immigration policies for Panamanians traveling to the United States and said comprehensive immigration reform in Congress is the Obama administration's top goal.
"It shows you how brutal football can be. For one side that's almost there, and then the other side is back in," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "Now obviously you feel for the people. You feel for an entire country."
The twin-engine turboprop plane that crashed in northern Colombia on a U.S. counter-drug mission, killing three American contractors and a Panamanian aboard, had been tracking a suspected smuggling vessel over the western Caribbean when it lost radio contact, the U.S. military said.
Alejandro Bedoya remembered back four years ago, when he walked onto the field with his American teammates to face Mexico at the Rose Bowl and saw the crowd of 93,000-plus.
Coming off a dismal 3-1 loss Friday at Costa Rica on Friday night, the U.S. can assure its seventh straight World Cup appearance with two games to spare if it beats Mexico and Honduras defeats or ties visiting Panama.
It is the fifth Gold Cup title for the Americans, but their first since 2007. The victory also extended the Americans' winning streak to a record 11 games.
A former CIA station chief convicted by an Italian court of kidnapping a suspected terrorist who was sent to his native Egypt has been detained in Panama, Italian officials say.
Panamanian authorities have charged the crew of a North Korean-flagged freighter that was smuggling fighter jets and air-defense missiles from Cuba, and they have asked the United Nations to inspect the cargo to see if the crew was violating international sanctions against Pyongyang.
Cuba's government has admitted ownership of a missile radar and a cache of other weapons found on a North Korean-flagged freighter, saying they are "obsolete" systems being returned to Pyongyang for repair and possible upgrade.