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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the African region in their products. Conditions are improving for miners who dig the ore that's processed into tin, tungsten and tantalum for smartphones and other electronics, though some still face interference from armed groups. But...

Updated at 4:13 PM

BOSTON (AP) " The widow of a state trooper killed by a driver accused of driving under the influence of marijuana is making an emotional plea against a ballot question that would legalize recreational pot. Trooper Thomas Clardy, a father of...

Updated at 4:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Senate Democrats are opposing a provision in the annual defense policy bill that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation. In a letter sent Tuesday, the...

Updated at 4:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region is likely to slow to its lowest point in more than 20 years, with average growth forecast at just 1.5 percent this year due to lower...

Updated at 4:06 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " Mormon leaders are telling gay and lesbian members in a new website launched Tuesday that attraction to people of the same-sex isn't a sin or a measure of their faithfulness, but reminding them that acting on those feelings...

Updated at 3:59 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " A birther debate is heating up in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro's opponents seek to push the embattled socialist leader from office at any cost. On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled congress began debating...

Updated at 3:58 PM

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) " Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on...

Updated at 3:55 PM

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) " The FBI is searching for a man who they say robbed an Oklahoma bank while wearing a T-shirt depicting a cat posing for a mugshot. The FBI says the robbery happened Monday afternoon at a BancFirst bank in Norman, about...

Updated at 3:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 12:50 p.m. The Justice Department and FBI say they will have officials ready on Election Day to respond to potential crimes. Justice Department...

Updated at 3:45 PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) " A new museum dedicated to the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will display his 1994 Nobel Peace Prize " now that the Hamas militant group has returned the medal to the rival Palestinian government in the West...

Updated at 3:14 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. The product is called "Jamboard," an allusion...

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