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ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are still working toward a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago.The jury began its second full day of deliberations Friday at the fe ...more

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond says he is resigning as first minister and leader of his political party after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom.Salmond told reporters at a news conference Fr ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business.New proposals by the Food and Drug Administration would make it easier for farmers to ...more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor says it was her decision to cut ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.Mary Burke told The Associated ...more

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya's president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him because Kenya was not cooperating in turning over potential ev ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for a Maryland man who has spent over four years jailed in Cuba argued before a federal appeals court that his client should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over his imprisonment.An attorney for Alan Gross, wh ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.The artist, whose supporters say he was hit with a $2.4 ...more

Reuters News - 46 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Economic activity in the United States rose less than expected in August, but was still consistent with the economy expanding at a moderate pace for the rest of this year, The Conference Board said on Friday. The resear ...more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor has fired a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from plans by other Democrats.Mary Burke's spokesman Joe Zepecki says the campaign wasn't aware ...more

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Nigerian watchdog group Friday demanded an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 million in cash to South Africa to buy weapons.The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project petitio ...more