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Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. They work as nature's SWAT team, neutralizing a pest that threatens to destroy one of the developing world's most important staple foods: cassava.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. "Nobody gets a pass," he declared. "We have to raise our collective ambition."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Obama offers climate change help to other nations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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US clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark

NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of big companies pursuing overseas mergers to lower their tax bills came under pressure Tuesday after the U.S. unveiled rules to discourage them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Next Afghan leader seeks influence in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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