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Service held for 2 Coast Guard cadets killed in crash

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two Coast Guard Academy cadets from the Republic of Georgia who died in a car crash last month had lived the dream of many young people in their country by attending school in the United States, a fellow cadet said Wednesday at a memorial ceremony at the Connecticut school. (...)
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Bondholders offer $2B boost for Puerto Rico power company

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of U.S. bondholders on Wednesday offered to invest $2 billion in energy production and other measures that it said would help improve the finances and infrastructure of Puerto Rico's power company amid fears it will go bankrupt. (...)
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Puerto Rico approves law to crack down on tax evasion

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 15 min 19 sec ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law that requires service providers to accept at least two different types of payment in a push to crack down on tax evaders. (...)
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Lacking faith in government, Mexican parents approach cartel

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Families of 43 college students missing in southern Mexico since September say desperation and a lack of confidence in the government has driven them to appeal to the leader of a drug gang for help in locating their sons. (...)
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Brazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay

AP-heads-expanded-latest-world - 15 min 19 sec ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's pledge to clean up the blighted waters where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held has suffered another setback: A prominent Brazilian sailing and environmental organization declined a city contract to help clean up sewage- and trash-filled Guanabara Bay. (...)
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Canadian diplomat's ex-husband says their son killed in US

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MIAMI (AP) — One teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat was killed and a younger son is under arrest after they were involved in an alleged drug deal that turned into a gun battle, according to police records and the diplomat's ex-husband. (...)
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As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from an Islamic insurgency that has killed thousands to widespread poverty and graft. (...)
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Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators headed for double overtime Wednesday night in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June. (...)
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Amnesty: Gambia sentences 3 to death for attempted coup

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A human rights group says Gambia has sentenced three soldiers to death after a secret trial in which they were convicted of participating in an attempted coup. (...)
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Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea. (...)
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Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

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SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed — an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months. (...)
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Analysis: Yemen ground operation carries major risks

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CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia and its allies plan an ambitious ground offensive on multiple fronts in Yemen. It may be inevitable if they want to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels but it also carries enormous risks, from the inhospitable, mountainous terrain and a possible guerrilla war to al-Qaida militants waiting in the wings. (...)
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NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks head into overtime

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sticking points in the negotiations between world powers and Iran over scaling back Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for removing economic penalties. (...)
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Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

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TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall. (...)
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35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired on it. (...)
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Bondholders offer $2B boost for Puerto Rico power company

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 15 min 38 sec ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of U.S. bondholders on Wednesday offered to invest $2 billion in energy production and other measures that it said would help improve the finances and infrastructure of Puerto Rico's power company amid fears it will go bankrupt. (...)
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Hugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez has made her debut as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations at an event where countries lined up to slam the United States for its recent sanctions against Venezuelan officials. (...)
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Puerto Rico approves law to crack down on tax evasion

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 15 min 38 sec ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law that requires service providers to accept at least two different types of payment in a push to crack down on tax evaders. (...)
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Lacking faith in government, Mexican parents approach cartel

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 15 min 38 sec ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Families of 43 college students missing in southern Mexico since September say desperation and a lack of confidence in the government has driven them to appeal to the leader of a drug gang for help in locating their sons. (...)
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Brazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay

AP-heads-latest-minute-world - 15 min 38 sec ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's pledge to clean up the blighted waters where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held has suffered another setback: A prominent Brazilian sailing and environmental organization declined a city contract to help clean up sewage- and trash-filled Guanabara Bay. (...)
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