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BC--Americas Digest

BC--Americas Digest

SUSPECT DIES-BALTIMORE

BALTIMORE -- Rioters loot stores and hurl rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, injuring several officers just hours after thousands mourned a man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody. By Jessica Gresko and Tom Foreman Jr. AP Photos.

COLORADO SHOOTING

CENTENNIAL, Colorado -- A prosecutor declares that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could inflict more "collateral damage." By Sadie Gurman. AP Photos.

UNITED STATES-IRAN

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration moves on two fronts to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies. By Bradley Klapper and Deb Riechmann. AP Photos.

UNITED STATES-JAPAN

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room -- Chinese President Xi Jinping. By Jim Kuhnhenn and Matthew Lee. AP Photos.

SUPREME COURT-GAY MARRIAGE

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether same-sex marriage, which is legal in all but 14 states, should be the law of the land. By Mark Sherman. AP Photos.

URUGUAY-EX-GUANTANAMO DETAINEES

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Uruguay's foreign minister said six former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled here will be out of a house and off public assistance unless they agree to terms they have so far rejected, the latest in an increasingly public battle over who is financially responsible for the men and for how long. By Leonardo Haberkorn and Peter Prengaman.

JEWISH SITE SHOOTINGS

KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- A white supremacist from Missouri who is accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas plans to plead guilty to capital murder to avoid a lengthy trial because of his failing health.

JAMAICA-ANTI-LESBIAN VIOLENCE

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Lesbians in Jamaica face threats of "corrective rape" perpetrated on the premise the victim can be converted away from same-sex attraction. Activists say violence and discrimination against lesbians is a chronic but underreported problem in Jamaica where it remains popular belief that homosexuality is uniquely American or European. By David McFadden, photos.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

BOSTON -- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers urge a jury to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his fanatical older brother. AP Photos.

TEXAS EXECUTION

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Attorneys for a man convicted of stabbing a Texas corrections officer to death over a disagreement about a peanut butter sandwich are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his execution. By Michael Graczyk. AP Photos.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-LYNCH

WASHINGTON -- Loretta Lynch is sworn in as the 83rd attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the top U.S. law enforcement official. By Eric Tucker. AP Photos.

PERU-POOR MAN'S VENICE-PHOTO GALLERY

BELEN, Peru -- The streets of Belen, a small town in Peru's Amazon jungle, are made of water. The town is flooded by the waters of the Amazon river and the townspeople live in elevated houses and travel by canoe or small boats. Many call it the Venice of the Jungle. AP photo package by Rodrigo Abd.

BUSINESS:

APPLE'S ENGINE

SAN FRANCISCO -- The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even as attention turned to its new smartwatch in recent weeks. By Brandon Bailey. AP Photos.

CHIPOTLE-GMO

NEW YORK -- Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so. By Candice Choi. AP Photos.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

PEN PROTEST-RUSHDIE

NEW YORK -- Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six writers to skip the PEN gala in protest will encourage intimidation. By Hillel Italie.

FILM REVIEW-AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON-ABRIDGED

It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director's filmography that in between Joss Whedon's two "Avengers" films there reads "Much Ado About Nothing": a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched between two of the most gargantuan blockbusters ever made. By Jake Coyle.

TONY NOMINATIONS

NEW YORK -- Tony Award nominations are to be revealed and the top prize -- best musical -- has plenty of varied candidates. By Mark Kennedy. AP Photos.


Updated : 2021-09-26 05:52 GMT+08:00