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French PM condemns farmers protests in Brittany

PARIS, Sept 20 - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called for farmers who set fire to public buildings in the Breton town of Morlaix last night to be prosecuted after their protests over red tape and a drop in vegetable prices escalated.

20 Sep 2014

Kentucky preservation society cracking century old bourbons

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept 20 - A Louisville preservation society will raise a glass in December to toast the end of the Prohibition Era, but not with just any ordinary drink.

20 Sep 2014

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 - Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.

20 Sep 2014

RPT-As NFL tries to reassure women, sponsor Crest is first to retreat

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Sept 20 - When NFL players strap on their pink shoes and gloves in October for the league's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, it will be doing so with one less sponsor, a notable retreat blamed on the league's handling of domestic violence.

20 Sep 2014

UPDATE 5-Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform

NEW YORK, Sept 19 - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league.

20 Sep 2014
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As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

CAIRNS Australia - Financial leaders of the Group of 20 top economies remain committed to chasing higher global growth, but were divided on how to achieve it as Germany pushed back at calls from the United States and others for more immediate stimulus.