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Travellers warned of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

MILWAUKEE — The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travellers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts.
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SHARE report finds there is poor corporate reporting on Indigenous issues

A group that advises activist shareholders hopes a new report will do for Indigenous issues what has already been done for environmental causes -- put them on the boardroom table.
"The purpose is to start to delve into the issue of the business role in reconciliation and where investors fit in that," said Delaney Greig, author of the report for SHARE Canada.
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Mahershala Ali to star in 'True Detective 3'

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will front the third season of TV police drama True Detective.
The Moonlight star recently signed on for the anthology series, which previously starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in season one and Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams last year.
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Video captures moment ride breaks apart at Ohio State Fair; 1 killed, 7 hurt

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.
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Samsung, surmounting legal woes, logs record profit on chips

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- After a tumultuous year when its chief was jailed and its fire-prone smartphones were recalled and then discontinued, Samsung Electronics has reported record high quarterly earnings thanks to booming demand for memory chips.
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WATCH: Cellphone video shot by California inmates shows escape [Video]

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year, along with scenes from their days on the run.
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Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash streamed on Instagram [Video]

LOS BANOS, Calif. — A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister.
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Video captures moment ride malfunctions at Ohio State Fair; 1 killed, 7 hurt

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.
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Argentina sentences 4 ex-judges for dictatorship-era crimes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Four former federal judges in Argentina were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed during the country's last dictatorship in a ruling human rights groups are calling historic for punishing the regime's civilian accomplices.
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B.C. wildfire forces evacuations, threatens structures near Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- A rapidly-moving wildfire has forced people to flee dozens of properties east of Kamloops, B.C.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued an evacuation order for 39 properties in Monte Lake Wednesday night, saying a fire burning in the area posed an "imminent threat" to people and property.
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Cellphone video shot by California inmates shows escape

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year, along with scenes from their days on the run.
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North Korea mysteriously cancels beer fest, but unveils new brew

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of -- North Korea has suddenly cancelled a popular monthlong beer festival, but people won't be going thirsty in a country where brews are cheap and carry the ruling family's seal of approval.
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