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BC-AP Americas Digest

BC-AP Americas Digest

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UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA

HONOLULU -- The United States says its new round of sanctions against North Korea is just the opening salvo in its response to an unprecedented cyberattack on Sony. Yet there may be little else the U.S. can do to further isolate a country that already has few friends in the world. By Josh Lederman.

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VENEZUELA-US-HANDSHAKE

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Last year saw a rapid deterioration of relations between their countries, but on New Year's Day, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shook hands and expressed their desire for restored ties. By Hannah Dreier and Josh Lederman.

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MISSING AMERICAN-MEXICO

MEXICO CITY -- Searchers find the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago. By Mark Stevenson and Amanda Lee Myers.

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IMMIGRANTS-DRIVER'S LICENSES

STANTON, California -- Hundreds of people line up in early morning cold as California began taking driver's license applications from the largest population of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. By Amy Taxin.

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BUSINESS:

MCDONALD'S MARKETING

NEW YORK -- As the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers, McDonald's on Friday unveiled a new marketing strategy and ads it says will emphasize the "love" in its long-running "I'm Lovin' It" slogan. By Candice Choi.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

CANADA-BILL COSBY

TORONTO -- The promoters of Bill Cosby's three shows in Canada next week say the comedian's representatives informed them he has "every intent" to do them and they are legally obligated to put them on. By Rob Gillies.

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Updated : 2021-09-17 20:46 GMT+08:00