Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.
The small Central American nation with a minor World Cup pedigree came from behind to shock 2010 semifinalist Uruguay 3-1. Then Mario Balotelli _ who else? _ scored the decider for Italy in a 2-1 win over England.
Costa Rican fans have said they will block the Americans from reaching the National Stadium on Friday.
Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.
Federal prosecutors charged seven people Tuesday with running what amounted to an online bank that handled $6 billion for drug dealers, child pornographers, identity thieves and other criminals around the globe.
Ever wanted to know how and when Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world? We take a look at the annual traditions of five countries to find out.
Bill and Hillary are both experienced divers, they were on a trip with their three sons in Costa Rica last April when their dive took a dangerous turn.
Usually it’s the students who make excuses to get out of school. Joan Barnett, a parent coordinator at the Manhattan High School of Hospitality Management, concocted a complex hoax to get out of work.
Customs officers at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport say they seized some unusually heavy soccer balls from a Peruvian man’s luggage.