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  • Argentina approves price control law

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices and profits in an attempt to tackle one of the hemisphere's most rapid inflation rates. Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the measure, approved earlier...

  • Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to dissolve a union with England that brought great prosperity but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as...

  • Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday they have arrested three members of an anarchist cell suspected in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades, focusing new attention on a loose-knit movement that has attracted thousands while alarming authorities....

  • France to carry out airstrikes in Iraq

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday. Hollande stressed that France wouldn't go beyond airstrikes in...

  • Popular Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawing

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A popular cartoonist said she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis. Award-winning Rayma Suprani said that she was fired by El Universal, one of...

  • Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rate and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for mayor. Ford said he soon would...

  • Nigeria's ruling party wants Jonathan as president

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's ruling party says President Goodluck Jonathan is its candidate for February 2015 elections. Jonathan has been criticized for a 5-year-old Islamic uprising and the government's failure to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic extremists....

  • Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella. Nearly six years later, a federal jury is weighing criminal...

  • Navy Secretary: Submarine to be named USS Vermont

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus used Lake Champlain, with its history of a key naval battle in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812, as a backdrop Thursday to announce the naming of the USS Vermont, a nuclear attack submarine due to be built over the...

  • US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday. Army Gen....

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