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  • Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood. Several hundred people have taken to the main thoroughfare of the much-transited neighborhood in Thursday's...

  • Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

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    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week. While the season has not been...

  • Puerto Rico govt seeks to lure wealthy investors

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico hopes to persuade wealthy investors to bet on the U.S. territory at a two-day conference aimed at attracting new money amid the island's struggles to recover from a nearly eight-year recession. Among the featured speakers Thursday were hedge...

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the...

  • China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday. Sina apologized for "the suspected problem" of...

  • US wants money linked to South Korea dictator

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday sought court permission to seize more than $700,000 from the sale of a Southern California home they allege was bought with corrupt money provided by South Korean's former dictator. Federal prosecutors filed a civil forfeiture...

  • Christie says he would have stopped lane closings

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    BRICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he would have stopped aides from blocking lanes to the George Washington Bridge last fall if he had known about the plan in advance, saying outright what he has implied in previous denials about the traffic jam scandal...

  • Mexican vigilantes search caves for cartel leader

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "self-defense" group leader in western Mexico said Thursday. Vigilante leader Estanislao Beltran said there are signs the cartel had used...

  • Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home. Meanwhile, the family of one victim filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit this week against the man, the...

  • Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has denied bond for a woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father. The judge said Thursday that there was no way to guarantee Patricia Kramer would show up for trial and wouldn't be a danger to the...

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