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CHILE-OBIT-MANUEL CONTRERAS

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's dictatorship, dies in a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86. By Luis Andres Henao.

AP Photo.

COLORADO SHOOTING

CENTENNIAL, Colorado -- Twelve jurors fail to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.

AP photos and video.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-GEORGE P BUSH

George P. Bush, the 39-year-old land commissioner of Texas, tries to use his rising star status to help his father, Jeb, become the third Bush to win the White House. By Will Weissert.

AP Photos.

ARGENTINA-PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Cristina Fernandez isn't on Sunday's presidential primary ballots, but Argentina's two-term populist leader known for fiery rhetoric and withering critiques of opponents has dictated the tempo of the campaign to choose her successor. By Peter Prengaman.

AP Photos.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-REPUBLICANS

ATLANTA -- Billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump's refusal to say he would support the Republican's eventual nominee should it not be him, grabbed the top headlines from the first debate of the 2016 campaign, overshadowing some of the party's biggest stars and creating space for some new faces to shine.

AP Photos, video.

AP EXPLAINS-PUERTO RICO ECONOMY

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Staggering under a $72 billion public debt the governor says it can't repay, Puerto Rico's territorial status complicates its efforts to restructure the burden and find a way to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump. By Danica Coto.

AP Photos.

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RUSSIAN-TALIBAN

RICHMOND, Virginia -- A federal jury convicts a former Russian military tank commander of planning and leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Irek Hamidullin showed no expression as guilty verdicts were read on all 15 counts. By Larry O'Dell.

VENEZUELA-BEER SHORTAGE

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelans are facing the prospect of a heat wave without their favorite beer, the latest indignity in a country that has seen shortages of everything from disposable diapers to light bulbs. By Hannah Dreier.

AP Photo.

MEXICO-MISTAKEN IDENTITY

MEXICO CITY -- Hours after walking out of a federal prison following the dropping of drug trafficking charges against him, a Mexican college student calls on the government to presume the innocence of arrested people rather than require them to prove it. By Alberto Arce.

BUSINESS:

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY RESULTS

OMAHA, Nebraska -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports a 37 percent drop in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investments fell and its insurance companies reported an underwriting loss. By Josh Funk.

AP Photo.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

SANDRA LEE HOSPITALIZD

ALBANY, New York -- Food Network star Sandra Lee plans to head home this weekend following a hospitalization for complications from a recent surgery for breast cancer. By David Klepper.

AP Photos.


Updated : 2021-09-22 23:14 GMT+08:00