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  • US fines Chile-based airline LATAM $22 million over bribes

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    (AP) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.S. authorities say Latin America's largest airline has agreed to some $22 million in civil and criminal fines in connection with a scheme to pay bribes to end a labor strike in Argentina a decade ago. ...

  • AP EXPLAINS: What exactly does a party chair do?

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    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — What exactly does a party chair do? Work the talk shows. Organize the party faithful. Raise lots of cash. And whatever else: Don't become a liability yourself. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is out as leader of the Democratic ...

  • Email leak hurts Wasserman Schultz as she seeks re-election

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    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent. Wasserman Schultz ...

  • With Turkey in turmoil, EU migrant deal back under fire

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    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Even before Turkey was thrown into crisis by a coup attempt, its deal with the European Union to stop migration westward was under strain: Turks did not get the visa-free travel they were promised, and Greece ...

  • APNewsBreak: Arkansas execution drug made by Pfizer company

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    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An execution drug obtained by the Arkansas prison system earlier this month appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even though Pfizer has said it doesn't want its drugs to be used ...

  • Greek premier unveils constitutional reform proposals

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    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has unveiled constitutional reform proposals that would make consultations by referendum easier, strengthen the largely ceremonial presidency somewhat and limit lawmakers' consecutive terms to 8 years. Tsipras announced Monday that the ...

  • 25 Olympians to follow on social media ahead of Rio

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    (AP) With the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro just around the corner, athletes from all over the world will come together with the same goal: to win. But what good is winning without being able to share it __ and the ...

  • Florida man admits helping foreigner give to Obama committee

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    (AP) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida man has admitted arranging an $80,000 campaign contribution from a foreign source to a joint fundraising committee of President Barack Obama. William Argeros pleaded guilty Monday to making foreign contributions in connection to the ...

  • Committee to Protect Journalists wins UN accreditation

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    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Economic and Social Council has approved the accreditation of the Committee to Protect Journalists, reversing a committee rejection and giving the group the right to promote press freedom at the Human Rights Council and ...

  • Officials: Man accused of hitting couple saving parking spot

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man is accused of driving his van into a couple trying to save a parking spot for a relative. Citing a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report, WPLG-TV says ( 38-year-old Donald ...

  • G-III Apparel and Kimberly-Clark fall; Sprint surges

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    (AP) Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Sprint Corp., up $1.28 to $5.90 The wireless carrier took a smaller loss than expected and its revenue came in above Wall Street projections. G-III Apparel Group Inc., down $7.21 to ...

  • Democratic National Committee offers 'sincere apology' to Sanders and supporters for 'inexcusable remarks' in emails

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic National Committee offers 'sincere apology' to Sanders and supporters for 'inexcusable remarks' in emails.

  • DIVIDED AMERICA: Women a minority of US elected officials

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    (AP) Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January. You know about Clinton, but probably not Thomas — a conservative Republican, ...

  • Man charged in death of woman after 2014 Halloween party

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    (AP) MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A man was charged with second-degree murder Monday in the death of a young woman who was dressed as the villain Poison Ivy when she disappeared from a Halloween party in southeastern Michigan in 2014. Chelsea ...

  • Verizon could boost Yahoo ad targeting, but challenges ahead

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon's deal for Yahoo could give the phone company a stronger foothold in digital advertising as it takes what it knows about its customers' whereabouts and combines that with Yahoo's popular destinations and AOL's advertising expertise. ...

  • Armenia: Gunmen at police station set police vehicle on fire

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    (AP) YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Authorities say the gunmen who have held a police station in the Armenian capital for nine days have set a police vehicle on fire as a crowd of about 2,000 people gathered at the standoff site. ...

  • Buddhist monk gets prison for stealing from temple to gamble

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    (AP) LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Buddhist monk has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $260,000 from the Louisiana temple he led and gambling most of the money at a casino. U.S. Attorney ...

  • Groups reach out to help veteran, 81, held hostage at motel

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    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in an upstate New York motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks. Highlands ...

  • Canada to ban rail cars involved in fiery crash

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    (AP) MONTREAL (AP) — Canada's transport minister says the rail car model involved in a fiery crash that killed 47 people in Quebec three years ago will no longer be allowed to transport oil in Canada as of Nov. 1. Marc ...

  • Demi Lovato, Danny Glover: Star buzz heated up for Dems

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    (AP) The star buzz heated up in Philadelphia for the busy first day of the Democratic National Convention with Triumph the insulting, cigar-chomping puppet dog joining sweltering street protesters and Rosario Dawson urging Bernie Sanders supporters to "listen" to their man. ...

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