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BC-AP Americas Digest

BC-AP Americas Digest

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ARGENTINA-PROSECUTOR KILLED

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- President Cristina Fernandez makes an about-face, saying she now is "convinced" prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was not a suicide just days after she suggested the man who accused her of protecting Iranians charged in Argentina's worst terrorist attack had killed himself. By Almudena Calatrava and Peter Prengaman.

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OBAMA-ABDULLAH

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden will lead a U.S. delegation to Saudi Arabia in the coming days to pay respects to the family of deceased King Abdullah, the White House announces. By Jim Kuhnhenn.

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NYC JAIL DEATH

NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors should launch a civil rights probe into the 2013 death of a mentally ill New York City jail inmate who was locked in his cell for six days without care or medication, a state oversight panel concludes in a review that called the treatment "so incompetent and inadequate as to shock the conscience." By Jake Pearson.

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UUNITED STATES-CUBA

HAVANA -- Still at odds over human rights, the United States and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement. By Bradley Klapper and Michael Weissenstein.

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BRAZIL-AGRICULTURE MINISTER

BRASILIA, Brazil -- New Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu, nicknamed the "chainsaw queen" by Brazilian environmentalists for what they call her promotion of deforestation, strongly rejects the criticism, calling it sexist since she's the first woman to hold her post. By Eduardo Barretto.

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BUSINESS & FINANCE:

EUROPE NOT ON SALE

NEW YORK -- Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate. By Scott Mayerowitz and Anne D'Innocenzio.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

PEOPLE-SETH ROGEN

LOS ANGELES -- Seth Rogen respondS to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to The Associated Press, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications. By Lindsey Bahr.

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SPORTS:

WCUP-STADIUM CLOSED

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A new stadium in the western Brazilian city of Cuiaba is being closed for "emergency repairs" just seven months after it held four World Cup matches. By Stephen Wade.

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Updated : 2021-09-20 01:51 GMT+08:00