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BC-AP Americas Digest

BC-AP Americas Digest

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OBAMA-AFGHANISTAN

HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion. Obama is welcoming the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan. By Josh Lederman.

DRONES-CONGRESS

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. By Joan Lowy. AP Photos.

NYPD OFFICERS SHOT

NEW YORK -- A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, New York City's police commissioner calls for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the minority communities they protect. By Jonathan Lemire. AP Photos.

SEXUAL PREDATOR-LOTTERY

ORLANDO, Florida -- Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot.

APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE-TEXAS

CASTLE HILLS, Texas -- Five people die after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in a San Antonio suburb, authorities say.

BUSH HOSPITALIZED

HOUSTON -- A spokesman for George H.W. Bush says that the former president will remain in a Houston hospital for now but that news of a "possible discharge" could come soon.

SHARK ATTACK

LOS OSOS, California -- A man in his 50s surfing off the California coast survives an attack by a juvenile great white shark, state officials say.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

PEOPLE-ALICIA KEYS-BABY

LOS ANGELES -- Alicia Keys gave birth to son Genesis Ali Dean early Saturday morning. It's baby number two for the Grammy-winner and husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, who are also parents to 4-year-old Egypt Daoud.

PEOPLE-CHRIS ROCK-DIVORCE

LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Chris Rock files for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirms. AP Photos.