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Uruguay pres denies US pressured on prisoners
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is denying that he has been pressured by the United States to let six men being held at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo, Cuba resettle in the South American country.... 9/3/2014 1:04 AM

Australia delivers ammunition to Iraqi Kurds
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A military transport jet has made Australia's first delivery of ammunition to besieged Kurdish forces in northern Iraq before returning without incident to a United Arab Emirates base.... 9/3/2014 12:48 AM

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."... 9/3/2014 12:34 AM

Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters.... 9/3/2014 12:28 AM

Northern Mexico state approves same-sex marriage
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The northern state of Coahuila has become the second place in Mexico after the capital to recognize same-sex marriage.... 9/2/2014 11:33 PM

Brazil: new project to clean Olympic waters
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro officials on Tuesday unveiled a new sanitation project that aims to eliminate the stain of raw sewage defiling the waters of Rio de Janeiro's Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held.... 9/2/2014 11:25 PM

Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings
GENEVA (AP) -- The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum.... 9/2/2014 10:02 PM

Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela.... 9/2/2014 9:55 PM

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.... 9/2/2014 9:17 PM

Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) -- The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child cruelty against them.... 9/2/2014 9:14 PM

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 9:04 PM

Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaragua's government said Tuesday it has called off a search for as many as seven missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.... 9/2/2014 9:00 PM

Group says world is losing battle against Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."... 9/2/2014 8:55 PM

Mexico plans $9.2B airport project for capital
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City on Tuesday, saying it will quadruple the capacity of the current one.... 9/2/2014 8:28 PM

Calais mayor might close port to stop migrants
PARIS (AP) -- The mayor of Calais is considering closing the French city's lucrative port if Britain doesn't make a "strong gesture" to control a growing tide of migrants trying to sneak across the English Channel.... 9/2/2014 8:24 PM

Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough
NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces.... 9/2/2014 8:11 PM

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.... 9/2/2014 8:03 PM

Irish tax haul jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity, the government announced Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 7:13 PM

Macedonian premier, opposition leader, go to court
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- A Macedonian court is hearing a private lawsuit by the country's prime minister against the opposition leader for alleged slanderous allegations concerning a bank sale.... 9/2/2014 7:11 PM

Islamic fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Thousands of Nigerians are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, a federal senator said Tuesday.... 9/2/2014 6:48 PM