<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:17:07 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Johnson has 2 TD receptions, leads Colts over Texans 27-20]]> http://gazette.com/johnson-has-2-td-receptions-leads-colts-over-texans-27-20/article/feed/279598?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/johnson-has-2-td-receptions-leads-colts-over-texans-27-20/article/feed/279598?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Hasselbeck and Andre Johnson showed Thursday night that sometimes old guys can shine in what is certainly a young man's league.

The 34-year-old Johnson caught two touchdown passes from the 40-year-old Hasselbeck, the second for 2 yards in the fourth quarter, to help the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 27-20.

"You get over the age of 30 they kind of count you out," Johnson said. "But we proved to people that we could still play."

Released by Houston in March after 12 seasons with the team, Johnson had six catches for 77 yards.

The Colts (3-2) extended their AFC South winning streak to an NFL-record 16 games.

Hasselbeck was filling in for Andrew Luck, who missed his second stra

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:53:36 -0600 <![CDATA[UN announces Libya unity government; 2 sides must OK names]]> http://gazette.com/un-announces-libya-unity-government-2-sides-must-ok-names/article/feed/279549?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/un-announces-libya-unity-government-2-sides-must-ok-names/article/feed/279549?custom_click=rss

SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya has proposed a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments, but now it's up to the two parliaments and Libyans themselves to approve it.

Bernardino Leon told a news conference late Thursday that the names of candidates for the national unity government have been decided.

The announcement is a step toward stitching together the oil-rich but chaotic country that fell apart after the overthrow of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. The country has been split between an Islamist-backed government based in Tripoli and an internationally recognized government in the country's east.

Though t

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:48:38 -0600 <![CDATA[McHugh pitches Astros to 5-2 win over Royals to open ALDS]]> http://gazette.com/mchugh-pitches-astros-to-5-2-win-over-royals-to-open-alds/article/feed/279600?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mchugh-pitches-astros-to-5-2-win-over-royals-to-open-alds/article/feed/279600?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has a "soft rule" when it comes to a rain delay during a game: If it lasts about an hour, he'll usually remove his starting pitcher.

Good thing it's not a hard rule.

Hinch opted to keep Collin McHugh on the mound after a 49-minute stoppage Thursday night, and the soft-spoken righty responded with a resounding performance. He shut down the Kansas City Royals over six innings for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series.

"We checked in with him a couple times, but he was never really coming out of that game," Hinch said of McHugh, a surprise 19-game winner this season. "That wasn't even his best tonight, and he got through a pretty good lineup and

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:44:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Memphis voters elect first white mayor since 1991]]> http://gazette.com/memphis-voters-elect-first-white-mayor-since-1991/article/feed/279540?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/memphis-voters-elect-first-white-mayor-since-1991/article/feed/279540?custom_click=rss MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Incumbent A C Wharton Jr. conceded defeat in Memphis' mayoral election Thursday to a city council member who will become the city's first white mayor in nearly a quarter-century.

Wharton's concession to councilman Jim Strickland came at a campaign event before complete results for the nonpartisan election were posted. Election officials reported a technical glitch in disseminating results to the public. Unofficial, incomplete totals reported Thursday night showed Strickland with a sizable lead.

Strickland, who will be this majority-black Mississippi River city's first white mayor since 1991, ran on a platform of change.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:33:15 -0600 <![CDATA[McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker]]> http://gazette.com/mccarthy-abruptly-withdraws-candidacy-for-house-speaker/article/feed/279300?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mccarthy-abruptly-withdraws-candidacy-for-house-speaker/article/feed/279300?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.

"We need a new face," McCarthy declared after a closed-door meeting where House Republicans were prepared to nominate him as speaker but instead listened in disbelief as he took himself out of the running. "If we are going to be strong, we've got to be 100 percent united.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:30:05 -0600 <![CDATA[8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly]]> http://gazette.com/8-memorable-presidents-of-the-un-general-assembly/article/feed/279604?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/8-memorable-presidents-of-the-un-general-assembly/article/feed/279604?custom_click=rss UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents:


Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium's foreign minister who played an important role in the establishment of the United Nations, was elected the first president of the U.N. General Assembly on Jan. 16, 1946.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:23:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Washington gets defensive, holds on to beat No. 17 USC 17-12]]> http://gazette.com/washington-gets-defensive-holds-on-to-beat-no.-17-usc-17-12/article/feed/279605?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/washington-gets-defensive-holds-on-to-beat-no.-17-usc-17-12/article/feed/279605?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Washington shut down No. 17 Southern California's high-powered offense throughout a 17-12 victory over the Trojans on Thursday night.

Receiver Marvin Hall threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Perkins on a trick play early in the second half for the Huskies (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12), who beat former coach Steve Sarkisian in a defense-dominated meeting. Washington beat a ranked team for the first time under second-year coach Chris Petersen.

Cody Kessler had two interceptions while passing for just 156 yards on a disastrous night for the Trojans (3-2, 1-2), the popular preseason pick to win the conference.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:19:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Fabbri gets tiebreaker in 3rd as Blues beat Oilers, McDavid]]> http://gazette.com/fabbri-gets-tiebreaker-in-3rd-as-blues-beat-oilers-mcdavid/article/feed/279596?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fabbri-gets-tiebreaker-in-3rd-as-blues-beat-oilers-mcdavid/article/feed/279596?custom_click=rss

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robby Fabbri came through in his first NHL game and helped the St. Louis Blues spoil Edmonton rookie Connor McDavid's debut.

Fabbri scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to help the Blues beat the Oilers 3-1 Thursday night.

"I guess I've got some bragging rights," Fabbri said of his childhood friend. "We'll see how long that lasts."

Vladimir Tarasenko had the tying goal for the Blues on a breakaway near the midpoint of the second period, and Troy Brouwer added an empty-netter with 18 seconds remaining in the third. Brian Elliott finished with 23 saves.

"I thought where we turned the game around a little bit was in the the second half of the second period," Blues coach Ken H

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:18:47 -0600 <![CDATA[California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding]]> http://gazette.com/california-agency-votes-to-ban-seaworld-orca-breeding/article/feed/279209?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/california-agency-votes-to-ban-seaworld-orca-breeding/article/feed/279209?custom_click=rss

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego — but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.

Animal rights activists praised the decision as a death blow to the use of killer whales at the California ocean park.

The vote "ensures that no more orcas will be condemned to a nonlife of loneliness, deprivation and misery," said a statement from People from the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"These 11 orcas would be the last 11 orcas there," PETA lawyer Jared Goodman said after the meeting, referring to the whales at the California marine park.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:14:10 -0600 <![CDATA[6 workers injured in explosion at dam in Washington state]]> http://gazette.com/6-workers-injured-in-explosion-at-dam-in-washington-state/article/feed/279594?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/6-workers-injured-in-explosion-at-dam-in-washington-state/article/feed/279594?custom_click=rss MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) — An explosion at a hydroelectric dam on Washington's Columbia River Thursday injured six workers but did not compromise the dam's structure, officials said.

The utility workers were hurt in an electrical explosion at about 4:15 p.m. at the Priest Rapids Dam the central Washington city of Mattawa, Grant Public Utility District spokesman Thomas Stredwick said.

He said the blast caused some power and cellphone outages.

Those hurt have various levels of injuries, Stredwick said, with some flown to hospitals and others transported by ambulance.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Thursday evening in a news release the Seattle hospital is expecting two people from the explosion

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:06:02 -0600 <![CDATA[UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk]]> http://gazette.com/un-high-post-ensnared-in-alleged-bribe-case-ripe-for-risk/article/feed/279603?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/un-high-post-ensnared-in-alleged-bribe-case-ripe-for-risk/article/feed/279603?custom_click=rss UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."

Ashe's attorney denied charges against his client, but those alleged actions have exposed a weakness in the world body that, so far, no one is rushing to reform.

The post of General Assembly president, representing 193 member states, is fertile ground for misconduct. The president can hold other jobs at the same time and doesn't have to disclose them; has full discretion over the office's U.N.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:05:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Parise has hat trick as Wild rally for 5-4 win over Avs]]> http://gazette.com/parise-has-hat-trick-as-wild-rally-for-5-4-win-over-avs/article/feed/279602?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/parise-has-hat-trick-as-wild-rally-for-5-4-win-over-avs/article/feed/279602?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Zach Parise scored three times, including the tiebreaking tally in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Thursday night.

Trailing 4-1 in the final period, the Wild had four goals in a 5:07 span to stun the Avalanche. Parise scored twice, while Thomas Vanek and Nino Niederreiter added the other two.

Parise beat Semyon Varlamov with a slap shot to put Minnesota up for good midway through the third period. Colorado pulled Varlamov for an extra skater in the final minute but couldn't score on Devan Dubnyk.

Jarome Iginla, Erik Johnson and Gabriel Landeskog had goals in the first period for Colorado.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:04:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Asian stocks gain on hopes Fed won't hike rates this year]]> http://gazette.com/asian-stocks-gain-on-hopes-fed-wont-hike-rates-this-year/article/feed/279348?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/asian-stocks-gain-on-hopes-fed-wont-hike-rates-this-year/article/feed/279348?custom_click=rss

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Friday on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for several more months. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.8 percent to 18,282.85 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.9 percent to 22,767.44. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.7 percent to 2,019.53 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.9 percent at 5,251.90. China's Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6 percent to 3,160.67. Southeast Asian stock markets also rose.

FED FACTOR: Minutes from the Federal Reserve's September policy meeting showed officials expressing confidence that the U.S. economy was improving.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:53:21 -0600 <![CDATA[City to pay $6.5M settlement to family of man shot by cop]]> http://gazette.com/city-to-pay-6.5m-settlement-to-family-of-man-shot-by-cop/article/feed/279572?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/city-to-pay-6.5m-settlement-to-family-of-man-shot-by-cop/article/feed/279572?custom_click=rss

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — City officials in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white police officer who was captured on cellphone video firing at the man's back as he ran away.

The North Charleston City Council approved the settlement by a 10-0 vote, and members of Walter Scott's family were on hand when it was announced.

Scott, 50, was shot April 4 by North Charleston officer Michael Slager while trying to run from a traffic stop. A bystander recorded the shooting in dramatic cellphone video.

Slager was indicted on a murder charge in June and a judge refused to set bond last month, saying his release would "constitute an unreasonabl

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:53:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Lauvergne scores 18 points, Nuggets beat Bulls 112-94]]> http://gazette.com/lauvergne-scores-18-points-nuggets-beat-bulls-112-94/article/feed/279599?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lauvergne-scores-18-points-nuggets-beat-bulls-112-94/article/feed/279599?custom_click=rss

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Joffrey Lauvergne had 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 112-94 on Thursday night in an exhibition at the University of Colorado's Coors Event Center.

Will Barton had 17 points and Jokic Nikola added 14 for the Nuggets (2-1).

NUGGETS: Lauvergne has been getting the bulk of the preseason time at center in the absence of starter Jusuf Nurkic, who is sidelined by a left patellar tendon injury.

BULLS: Nikola Mirotic led the Bulls (1-1) with 18 points, making a pair of 3-pointers.

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]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:46:45 -0600 <![CDATA[AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers]]> http://gazette.com/ap-investigation-nuclear-smugglers-sought-terrorist-buyers/article/1560761?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-investigation-nuclear-smugglers-sought-terrorist-buyers/article/1560761?custom_click=rss

CHISINAU, Moldova — Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.

It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.

"You can make a dirty bomb, which would be perfect for the Islamic State," the smuggler said. "If you have a connection with them, the business will go smoothly."

But the smuggler, Valentin Grossu, wasn't sure the client was for real — and he was right to worry.

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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:48:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Rare ferrets find new home on former toxic site in Denver]]> http://gazette.com/rare-ferrets-find-new-home-on-former-toxic-site-in-denver/article/1560677?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rare-ferrets-find-new-home-on-former-toxic-site-in-denver/article/1560677?custom_click=rss


DENVER — Rare black-footed ferrets chattered angrily before dashing out of pet carriers and ducking into burrows Monday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge — a milestone for the highly endangered animals and for the former toxic waste site on the industrial edge of Denver.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released 30 ferrets at the site, part of a program to reintroduce them in 12 states where they once thrived, from Montana to Texas.

"They're a native species. They belong here," said Kimberly Fraser, an outreach specialist with the reintroduction program.

Their new home is a 25-square-mile preserve of short-grass prairie in Commerce City, a northeast Denver suburb.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:54:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Ballage, Arizona State get back on track with win over UCLA, face CU next]]> http://gazette.com/ballage-arizona-state-get-back-on-track-with-win-over-ucla-face-cu-next/article/1560668?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ballage-arizona-state-get-back-on-track-with-win-over-ucla-face-cu-next/article/1560668?custom_click=rss


TEMPE, Ariz. — Kalen Ballage took a handoff up the middle and was stood up by a UCLA linebacker. Arizona State's running back spun around from the impact, but kept his legs churning, even as he was headed backward.

As Ballage kept going, his teammates started latching onto the pile, one pulling him from behind, several others pushing from the front. Quarterback Mike Bercovici even joined in, grabbing a UCLA player from the side to help the pile along.

What initially looked like a 5-yard gain turned into a 23-yard, everyone-falls-into-the-end-zone touchdown that sealed Arizona State's road victory over then-No. 7 UCLA Saturday night.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:19:36 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL Week 4 Roundup: Falcons among five at 4-0]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-week-4-roundup-falcons-among-five-at-4-0/article/1560616?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-week-4-roundup-falcons-among-five-at-4-0/article/1560616?custom_click=rss


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Devonta Freeman scored three touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons remained unbeaten, romping to a victory over the hapless Houston Texans on Sunday.

Freeman, who took over as the starting running back after rookie Tevin Coleman sustained a rib injury in Week 2, has scored six TDs in the last two games. The Falcons improved to 4-0 for only the fourth time in club history.

Freeman had touchdown runs of 16, 23 and 6 yards. He set up another score with a 44-yard reception.

Nothing went right for the Texans (1-3). Quarterback Ryan Mallett was yanked after the Falcons built a 42-0 lead. Running back Arian Foster made his season debut after tearing his groin early in

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:19:24 -0600
<![CDATA[10 things to know for Monday]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1560617?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1560617?custom_click=rss

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Emergency crews rescue scores of people from flooded buildings in Columbia, S.C., hit by over 18 inches of precipitation in the last few days.


That's what pastor Randy Scroggins tells his congregation in Roseburg, Ore., days after a gunman killed nine people at a local community college. Scroggins' daughter survived the rampage.


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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:52:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Aces wild: Playoffs open with Astros-Yankees, Cubs-Pirates]]> http://gazette.com/aces-wild-playoffs-open-with-astros-yankees-cubs-pirates/article/1560615?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aces-wild-playoffs-open-with-astros-yankees-cubs-pirates/article/1560615?custom_click=rss  

Dallas Keuchel started the All-Star game, won 20 times and twice dominated the New York Yankees.

Now, the Houston Astros need him to pitch the game of his life — while starting on three days' rest for the first time in his career.

All of the Major League Baseball playoff matchups were set Sunday on a final day of the regular season mostly devoid of drama. The Texas Rangers helped locked in the pairings by routing the Los Angeles Angels to win the AL West.

The real intrigue begins Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. That's when the postseason opens with Keuchel and the Astros taking on New York ace Masahiro Tanaka in the AL wild-card game.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:47:00 -0600
<![CDATA[10 things to know for Monday]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1560134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-know-for-monday/article/1560134?custom_click=rss

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


The open-air service — the last major public event on Francis' itinerary — attracts hundreds of thousands of the faithful.


The president commits the U.S. to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the globe.


Iraq says it will begin sharing "security and intelligence" information with Syria, as well as with Russia and Iran, to help combat the Islamic State group.


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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:20:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Partial list of winners at Emmy awards]]> http://gazette.com/partial-list-of-winners-at-emmy-awards/article/1559693?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/partial-list-of-winners-at-emmy-awards/article/1559693?custom_click=rss


Partial list of winners at Sunday's 67th prime-time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles:

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom," CBS.

Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series: Simon Blackwell, Amando Iannucci, Tony Roche, "Veep," HBO.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, "Veep," HBO.

Directing, Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, "Transparent," Amazon Instant Video.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent," Amazon Instant Video.

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO.

Reality-Competition Program: "The Voice," NBC.

Writing, Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jane Anderson, "Olive Kitteridge," HBO.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:45:21 -0600
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


During an outdoor Mass in Havana, the pontiff delivers a subtle jab at the communist system by telling Cubans that Christians "do not serve ideas, we serve people."


An Associated Press investigation finds that weak leadership, shoddy supplies and infighting at the World Health agency aggravated a chaotic situation in the fight against the deadly virus.


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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 20:13:25 -0600