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A fungus called coffee rust has already caused more than $1 billion in damage across the Latin American region. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus […]

05/18/2014

norovirus

Tests confirm norovirus as cause of Vegas outbreak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus, health officials said Monday. Tournament spokesman Justin Gates […]

12/02/2013

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, 2nd from left, tries to steal the ball from Thomas Mueller, right, during a training session of the German national team in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Germany will play their 2014 World Cup Group C  qualifying soccer match against Ireland on  Friday in Cologne. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

World Cup qualifying: Teams chasing Brazil spots

LONDON (AP) — Nine countries have already joined host nation Brazil in next year’s World Cup and more will secure their places when qualifying resumes across the globe from Friday. Italy and the Netherlands were […]

10/09/2013

Military equipment lays in containers aboard a North Korean-flagged ship at the Manzanillo International container terminal on the coast of Colon City, Panama, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home country, which is under a United Nations arms embargo, Panamanian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

PHOTO GALLERY: Panama finds suspected weapons on N. Korean ship

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home […]

07/16/2013

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega (AP Photo)

Nicaragua fast-tracks huge project

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua is trying to revive a centuries-old dream of building an inter-ocean canal, a project experts say could take 11 years to build, cost $40 billion and require digging about 130 […]

06/07/2013

A marlin pulled down a fishing boat in Panama. (Photo: Facebook/Marlin Magazine)

Marlin wins!

If you think fishing’s boring, take a look at this series of snaps taken the moment a giant marlin takes revenge on every big game fisherman who has ever cast a line and sinks this pristine boat off the coast of Panama.

01/31/2013

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