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South Africa: man dead after orange pelting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two men in rural South Africa are suspected of killing a farmworker with oranges, police said Thursday.

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SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.

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Stocks open higher; S&P 500 heading for a record

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record high.

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Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-ba…

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Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

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Julianne Hough dances back to 'Dancing' as judge

NEW YORK (AP) — "Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. She will preside alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

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Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

Ukrainian soldiers muster at a point close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Ukrainian troops make a significant push into rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, claiming control over a large part of Luhansk and encircling the largest rebel-held city, Donetsk, in fight…

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Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

Local residents sit in a basement which is being used as a shelter after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a l…

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Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

Ukrainian soldiers gather at a point close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Ukrainian troops made a significant push into rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, claiming control over a large part of Luhansk and encircling the largest rebel-held city, Donetsk, in fight…

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Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard service said Thursday.

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Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, file photo, a customer walks towards a Sears store in Hialeah, Fla. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, Sears Holdings Corp. is scheduled to report quarterly financial results before the market opens. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

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Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping.

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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass. Foley had been released a month prior after being detained for six weeks in Libya. Students at the school had written government le…

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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

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Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri flash victory signs during a protest in front of the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Thousands of Khan's supporters are besieging parliament for a second day Thursday to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sha…

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Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

A supporter of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan celebrates near a parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Thousands of Khan's supporters are besieging parliament for a second day Thursday to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged elec…

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Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Female supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri react to his speech during a protest in front of the Parliament building, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups …

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Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Female supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri react after his speech during a protest in front of the Parliament building, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition grou…

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Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Female supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to his speech, during a protest in front of the Parliament building, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition group…

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Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Female supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri listen to his speech during a protest in front of the Parliament building, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups…

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