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BC-AP Americas Digest

BC-AP Americas Digest

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AIRPORT SHOOTING

KENNER, Louisiana (AP) -- A machete-wielding man who was shot during a bizarre rampage at New Orleans' international airport died Saturday afternoon, shortly after authorities revealed that he had also been carrying a bag of Molotov cocktails when the melee began. By Kevin McGill. AP Photos.

FATAL BROOKLYN FIRE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family are killed when a fire tore through their Brooklyn home after they had gone to bed, a tragedy that authorities believe was caused by a malfunctioning hot plate left on for the Sabbath. By Michael Balsamo. AP Photos.

UNITED STATES-ISRAEL

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said he takes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "at his word" for saying that an independent Palestinian state will never co-exist with Israel as long as he is in office, yet another sign of the strained relations between longtime allies. By Darlene Superville. AP Photos.

CHILE-BISHOP

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A bishop is ordained in southern Chile amid shouts and scuffles between supporters and protesters who accuse him of covering up crimes of a mentor the Vatican has sanctioned for abusing young boys. By Eva Vergara. AP Photos.

HANGING DEATH-MISSISSIPPI

PORT GIBSON, Mississippi -- An FBI agent appeals for patience after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, saying 30 federal, state and local agents were working intensively to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide. By Johnny Clark and Jeff Amy. AP Photos.

COLOMBIA-US-COCA SPRAYING DEBATE

BOGOTA, Colombia -- The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer could jeopardize an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs. By Josh Goodman. AP Photo.

US-SENATE-ABORTION-POLITICS

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to help victims of sex trafficking enjoys wide support among the Senate's 100 members, but the bill has become ensnared in the emotional and uncompromising politics of abortion. By Erica Werner. AP Photos.

SUPREME COURT-DISABLED SUSPECTS

LOS ANGELES -- The police shooting in the southern state of Georgia earlier this month of a naked, unarmed man with bipolar disorder spotlights the growing number of violent confrontations between police and the mentally ill -- an issue that goes before the Supreme Court this coming week. By Tami Abdollah and Sam Hananel. AP Photos.

OBIT-JERRY WARREN

SAN DIEGO -- Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died at 84.

MEXICO-WRESTLER DIES

MEXICO CITY -- The son of a Mexican wrestling legend died from a blow suffered in the ring, the Baja California state prosecutor's office said. By Carlos Rodriguez. AP Photos.

ANTARCTICA-TOURISM-PHOTO GALLERY

KING GEORGE ISLAND -- Antarctica is the last terrestrial tourism frontier that nature lovers, adventurers and explorers are rushing to visit. With photo gallery by Natacha Pisarenko.

DETAINEE ABUSE-PHOTOS

NEW YORK -- The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners. By Jennifer Peltz. AP Photos.

BUSINESS & FINANCE:

BRAZIL-CARTEL

SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian judge has accepted charges filed by state prosecutors against 11 companies accused of forming a cartel to raise prices on the construction and upkeep of subway and train systems in the state of Sao Paulo. By Stan Lehman.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

FILM CREW-TRAIN CRASH

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman says that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant. By Russ Bynum. AP Photos.

HANDEL & HAYDN SOCIETY

BOSTON -- Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society. America's oldest continuously operating arts organization -- which introduced the nation to composers like Chopin and Strauss, the 19th century editions of Top 40 hitmakers like Jay-Z and Lady Gaga -- turns 200 on Tuesday. By William J. Kole. AP Photos.

AUDUBON BIRDS EXHIBIT

MIAMI -- When John James Audubon set out to survey the birds of the United States in the early 1800s, people believed the young country's natural resources were infinite. A new HistoryMiami exhibit showing every image printed for Audubon's masterpiece, "The Birds of America," evokes the same feeling of fresh abundance as hundreds of birds swoop, feed and preen across the gallery's rainbow-hued walls. By Jennifer Kay. AP Photos.


Updated : 2021-04-16 11:35 GMT+08:00