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Prosecutors in Peru reject British pair's drug smuggling guilty plea

Prosecutors have rejected the guilty pleas of two women caught trying to smuggle 11kg of cocaine out of Peru in their luggage.<p>Michaella McCollum, 20, from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and Melissa Reid, 20, from Glasgow, pleaded guilty on Tuesday behind closed doors when they appeared before a …

Study: BP spill did wide damage to sea-floor life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square miles of that area, a Texas A&M researcher says.<p>Pollution and damage to animal life was …

Koreas restart operations at Kaesong industrial zone

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North Korea

Costa Concordia in Italy freed from rocks

<b>Engineering officials in Italy say they have succeeded in lifting the cruise ship Costa Concordia free of rocks, 20 months after it ran aground.</b><p>Efforts to right the ship, one of the largest and most daunting salvage operations ever undertaken, are continuing through the night.<p>The vessel has been …

National Parks

The farm bill is back

Corn prices continue to fall even as Republicans celebrate their new “welfare queen” for abusing food stamps: a long-haired surfer-rocker from California buying lobster with his $200 monthly benefit.<p>The final text of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s proposed cuts from nutrition spending is due …

Associated Press News

Area Man Attempts to Cross the Atlantic Using Nothing but Helium Balloons

A real-life Up, aided by weather-tracking software and documented on Facebook<p>Meet Jonathan Trappe. Trappe is an IT manager by career; by calling, however, he is an adventurer. And a flight enthusiast. And one of the few people in the world who can fairly be called a "cluster balloon …

Iraq: 53 die in a day as wave of violence continues

Amid worst violence since 2008, many fear country is returning to same level of killing that drove it to brink of civil war<p>A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 53 people on Sunday. The recent increase in violence, the worst since 2008, has raised fears that the country …

U.N. to release findings of Syria chemical attack inquiry

BEIRUT — The<p>United Nationson Monday is expected to release the much-anticipated results of an investigation into allegations of deadly poison gas attacks last month near Damascus.<p>The inquiry report was delivered Sunday to Secretary-General<p>Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. said.<p>Conducting the inquiry was a U.N. …

Middle East

Obamacare D-Day now a soft launch

For months all eyes have been on October 1 — the first day people can sign up for Obamacare.<p>But as that day approaches, many people working on the nuts and bolts of the health law are tamping down any expectations of a sign-up stampede.<p>Not everyone will enroll immediately. And that, they say, is …

US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons on the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.<p>Syria has one week to comply. And if Syrian leaders fail to comply, the United States and Russia …

Hawaii treacle spill kills many fish and sparks shark alert

<b>A 1,400-tonne treacle spill off the coast of Hawaii has killed thousands of fish, prompting health officials to issue a shark warning to swimmers.</b><p>A leak was discovered in a pipeline used to load the syrup on to ships, creating a sugary brown slick in Honolulu's harbour and nearby lagoon.<p>Health …

Marine Mammals

Taliban attack on US consulate in Afghanistan kills 4 Afghans

The Taliban attacked a U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan with car bombs and guns on Friday, killing at least four Afghans but failing to enter the compound or hurt any Americans.<p>The attack in the city of Herat underscored concerns about an insurgency that shows no signs of letting up as …

Newlywed Cliff Death Case: Jordan Linn Graham Released While Awaiting Trial

A Montana newlywed who authorities say admitted to pushing her husband off a cliff shortly after their wedding has been released while awaiting trial.<p>…

Crime

Detroit bankruptcy could hit millions of public sector retirees

With its bankruptcy filing, the city of Detroit has entered uncharted territory. It's a dark place that no major U.S. city has ever gone — but that could change.<p>Despite the uncertainties surrounding what’s expected to be a hard fought legal battle, the outcome promises to inflict more pain on …

Income Tax

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

Nearly a week after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama made his feelings about the situation clear: race and racism had a lot to do with Martin’s death, and the country needs to start grappling with what that means.<p>In arguably the most direct and …

Forget “Cheap”, The iPhone 5c Is Clearly The iPhone Jony Ive Wanted For iOS 7

The “c” in the iPhone 5c title doesn’t stand for “cheap”. It stands for “clueless”.<p>As in, we were all clueless in our speculation on Apple’s motivations for creating this device.<p>(Okay, it actually seems to stand for “color”, but humor me.)<p>After sitting through Apple’s unveiling today and more …

Derek Jeter's season is over

BALTIMORE – Derek Jeter will not play again this season but the Yankees captain and shortstop insists you can stop speculating about the end of his career right now.<p>"A lot of end talk here," Jeter said in a media session less than two hours after the team decided to place him on the disabled list …

John Fox on Von Miller: 'Not happy'

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller's latest off-the-field stumble has gotten the team's attention, especially since it came …

NFL