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BC-AP Americas Digest

October 3, 2014

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AP POLL-TERRORISM

WASHINGTON — Nearly two out of three Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there’s a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. By Deb Riechmann and Jennifer Agiesta.

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EBOLA

DALLAS — A woman who is confined to her Dallas apartment under armed guard after a man infected with Ebola stayed at her home, said she never imagined this could happen to her thousands of miles away from disease-ravaged West Africa. By Emily Schmall and Nomaan Merchant.

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OBAMA-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama seeks to quell doubts that he will use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it’s “not a question of if but when.”

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CARIBBEAN-ERODING BEACHES

NEGRIL, Jamaica — The iconic seven-mile stretch of white-sand beach in this famed Jamaican resort is disappearing. Hotels built too near to shore, shallows stripped of sea grass, and sea surges made worse by climate change are badly eroding Negril — and researchers say it’s a preview of what is coming for other beach towns in the world’s most tourism-dependent region. By David McFadden.

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MEXICO-CARTEL ARREST

MEXICO CITY — When the soldiers showed up, one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords was hiding in plain sight, eating at a restaurant about 10 blocks from the center of San Miguel de Allende, whose colonial square is a magnet for foreign residents and tourists. By Mark Stevenson and E. Eduardo Castillo.

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DRUG CARTELS-MONEY LAUNDERING

LOS ANGELES — U.S. authorities slap new financial reporting rules on 2,000 businesses in the Fashion District of Los Angeles in an effort to curtail suspected Mexican and Colombian drug money laundering after massive amounts of cash were seized in a raid. By Amy Taxin.

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MEXICO-MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

MEXICO CITY — Deforestation is down in the Mexican forest that is the winter home of Monarch butterflies, and scientists also hope to see a rebound in the annual migration after it fell to historic lows last year, an expert says. By Mark Stevenson.

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BUSINESS:

JPMORGAN-DATA BREACH

LOS ANGELES — New details on a cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s computer servers this summer add to increasing doubts over the security of consumer data kept by lenders, retailers and others. By Alex Veiga.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

REAL HOSUEWIVES-CHARGES

NEWARK, New Jersey — The married stars of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” are trading the drama of reality TV for prison. Teresa Giudice was sentenced in federal court in Newark to 15 months in prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy charges while her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, an Italian citizen, was sentenced to 41 months. By David Porter.

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