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BC-AP Americas Digest

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OBAMA-MERKEL

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainsian fighters to better battle Russian-backed separatists. By Steven R. Hurst.

AP Photos, video. Eds: Obama is to meet with Merkel at 10:25 a.m. EST (1525 GMT) with a joint news conference at 11:40 a.m. EST (1440 GMT)

GUANTANAMO-SEPT 11 TRIAL

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE -- A military judge is trying to decide whether the attempt to prosecute five prisoners at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay for the Sept. 11 attacks can resume after stalling for nearly a year because of the revelation of an apparent FBI investigation into members of one of the defense teams. By Ben Fox.

AP Photo.

GRAMMYS

LOS ANGELES -- Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me," and best new artist, while Beck won album of the year. Smith, along with Beyonce, Pharrell and Ed Sheeran, lost album of the year to Beck's "Morning Phase," which also won best rock album. By Mesfin Fekadu.

AP Photos.

BRUCE JENNER-CRASH

LOS ANGELES -- Bruce Jenner was not texting while driving when he got into a chain-reaction crash in Malibu that left a woman dead, a publicist for the Olympic gold medalist says. By Tami Abdollah.

AP Photos.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE

WASHINGTON -- Democrats, despite many months until the first votes are cast in the 2016 presidential race, are already drawing comparisons between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the Republican Party's 2012 White House nominee Mitt Romney -- and they don't consider them flattering.

AP Photos, video.

GAY MARRIAGE-ALABAMA

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama appeared set within hours to become the 37th state where gays can legally wed, prompting one couple to pitch a tent outside a courthouse even as the state's chief justice made a last-minute bid to keep the weddings on hold Monday. By Kim Chandler.

AP Photos.

BRAZIL-CARNIVAL CURLS

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Hundreds of women are using Brazil's Carnival season to flaunt their curls in a party-time promotion of black pride. By Adriana Gomez Licon.

AP Photos.

BUSINESS:

CARS-CYBERSECURITY

WASHINGTON -- Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator. By Joan Lowy.

OBIT-VAZQUEZ RANA

Mario Vazquez Rana, a Mexican businessman and former prominent member of the International Olympic Committee, has died. He was 82.

AP Photo.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

BILL COSBY-BOSTON

BOSTON -- A former fashion model and actress who appeared on one episode of "The Cosby Show" in 1988 is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby of making unwanted sexual advances. Helen Gumpel, formerly known as Helen Selby, says Cosby made sexual advances and lewd gestures toward her while she was on the set of the show. By Tracee M. Herbaugh.

AP Photo.


Updated : 2021-09-26 23:35 GMT+08:00