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BC-AP Americas Digest,1st Ld-Writethru

January 5, 2014

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DEEP FREEZE

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — A deep freeze expected soon in the U.S. Midwest, northeastern New England states and even the South will be one to remember, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia.

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CRUZ-CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

AUSTIN, Texas — Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has yet to renounce his birth country’s citizenship as promised — but a spokeswoman says the conservative tea party favorite plans to finish the process soon. By Will Weissert.

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PLANE HIGHWAY LANDING

NEW YORK — A small plane traveling to Connecticut after taking a tour of the Statue of Liberty makes an emergency landing on a New York City interstate highway, startling drivers but touching down safely with no serious injuries to anyone aboard or on the ground, officials said.

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BUSINESS:

ECUADOR-JEFF BEZOS

QUITO, Ecuador — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was flown by helicopter from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands for medical attention after suffering intense pain because of a kidney stone on Jan. 1, authorities say.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

OBIT-ZAENTZ

SAN FRANCISCO — Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” ″Amadeus” and “The English Patient,” has died. He was 92. By Jason Dearen.

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SPORTS:

RODMAN-NKOREA

UNDATED — Dennis Rodman has named a team of former National Basketball Association players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. By Dan Gelston.

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