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AP Interview: Uruguay's first lady like no other

10/03/2013 8:22am
Lucia Topolansky is a first lady like no other. An outspoken senator, former Tupamaro guerrilla and key member of her country's ruling coalition, she is more than qualified to follow her husband Jose Mujica into the presidency.

Scientists to explore Caribbean faults, volcanoes

10/03/2013 3:25pm
The man whose research team discovered the Titanic shipwreck is now leading a mission to investigate major faults and underwater volcanoes in the northern and eastern Caribbean to collect information that could help manage natural disasters.

Ex-Colombian general faces probe in disappearances

10/03/2013 5:46pm
The retired Colombian police general who was security chief during former President Alvaro Uribe's first term faces a formal investigation in the unsolved disappearance 13 years ago of two human rights activists.

Ecuador's congress Oks oil drilling in Amazon park

10/03/2013 7:17pm
Lawmakers in Ecuador on Thursday authorized the extraction of oil from Yasuni National Park, a pristine Amazon reserve.

Man gets life with parole in Nev. casino shootout

10/03/2013 7:48pm
The gunman convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle gangs at a Nevada casino was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no possibility for parole until he's at least 83 years old.

Ex-US Navy officer wanted for murder dies in Chile

10/03/2013 8:39pm
The anonymous death in a Santiago nursing home of a former U.S. Navy officer wanted for trial in the 1973 killing of two Americans in a case that inspired the Oscar-winning film "Missing" is generating frustration and questions in Chile and the United States.