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Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) — For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

Then, the weather changed.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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India arrests 3rd suspect in gang rape of 2 teens

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police arrested a third suspect Saturday in the gang rape and slaying of two teenage cousins found hanging from a tree in northern India, as a top state official said he was recommending a federal investigation into a case that has triggered national outrage.

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Security matrix prevents another Tiananmen

 

BEIJING (AP) — When visiting friends in China's capital, environmental activist Wu Lihong must slip away from his rural home before sunrise, before the police officers watching his home awaken. He rides a bus to an adjacent province and jumps aboard a train just minutes before departure to avoid being spotted.

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Obama says goodbye to White House press secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jay Carney became the news instead of just delivering it Friday, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly interrupted the daily media briefing to announce Carney's resignation after three and a half years as his primary spokesman.

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Analysis: Shinseki exit is outside Obama playbook

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was not in the Barack Obama playbook.

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Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned in the privacy of the White House on Friday, driven from office by a mushrooming scandal over the agency's health care system that serves millions of the nation's former warriors.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014

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Pakistan arrests 4 suspects in woman's stoning

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police said Friday that they have arrested four more people in connection with the killing of a pregnant woman who was beaten and stoned to death by her family for marrying without their permission.

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Man charged with impeding marathon bombing probe

BOSTON (AP) — A friend of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings was charged Friday with obstructing the investigation into the deadly attack.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014

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