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  • Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Six American oil executives held for three years in Venezuela were found guilty of corruption charges by a judge Thursday and immediately sentenced to prison, dashing hopes of a quick release that would send them home to their families in the United States.
  • Nation by nation, the world watches Election Day in the US

    For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t.
  • Chicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district

    Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the nation's third-largest school district.
  • Indigenous tourism helping keep stories alive as international interest grows

    SIKSIKA, Alta. - Dion Red Gun has met and overcome a daunting series of obstacles in his efforts to preserve and share his culture.
  • Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast

    SEATTLE - In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighbourhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and mounds of waste from the underbrush.
  • 'Pokemon Go' digital popularity is also warping real life

    LOS ANGELES - The "Pokemon Go" craze has sent legions of players hiking around cities and battling with "pocket monsters" on their smartphones. It marks a turning point for augmented reality, or technology that superimposes a digital facade on the real world.
  • Wisconsin Assembly passes sweeping measure aimed at helping company open giant iron mine

    MADISON, Wis. - Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly approved a polarizing mining bill Thursday and sent the measure to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature, completing a long push to help a Florida-based company open a giant iron mine near the shores of Lake Superior over environmentalists' objections.
  • Atari of 'Pong' and 'Centipede' fame turns 40, works to stay relevant in age of mobile games

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - A scruffy, young Steve Jobs worked at Atari before he founded Apple. "Pong," one of the world's first video games, was born there, as was "Centipede," a classic from the era of quarter-guzzling arcade machines. "Call of Duty" creator Activision was started by four of Atari's former game developers.

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