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  • Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old Tijuana native feels right at home as soon as gets to work at Call Center Services...

  • Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on...

  • NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court. U.S. District Judge...

  • American Air will charge for solo kids up to 14

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will extend its fee for unaccompanied minors to charge $150 extra each way for children between 5 and 14. The change starts Sept. 3. Currently, American charges a fee on top of the regular fare for unaccompanied minors between 5 and 11. The...

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers. Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo...

  • Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel

    A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. If correct, the forecast would be more good news for the airlines. Nine leading U.S. carriers earned $3.8 billion in the first half of this year —...

  • Postal Service has 600 rural Indiana spots open

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has openings for 600 part-time rural postal carriers across Indiana. The Postal Service announced the job openings Thursday in several ZIP Codes in the Greater Indiana District. It says interested applicants can find the openings by going online to...

  • Jury rejects oil spill claim against Enbridge

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan jury on Thursday rejected two men's claims that Enbridge Inc. should compensate them for what they say are losses because of a 2010 oil pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River system. The Calhoun County Circuit Court jury in Battle Creek deliberated for...

  • Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday. Authorities have not said which of the...

  • Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance. Family lawyer Paxton Guymon's comments came at...

  • Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet's "Wild West Alaska" television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls "paperwork violations." Jim West, 60, entered the pleas Wednesday in Glennallen, the closest...

  • Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday. The man shown in the selfie came forward and spoke with detectives, and members of the public identified the woman in the photo,...

  • Drought hits food supplies in Central America

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Central America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts warned Thursday that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families without food. The agricultural losses are largely in corn and...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.10 percent

    Average U.S. rates on long-term fixed mortgages declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low.

  • Airlines, cruise ships monitoring Caribbean system

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Airlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles at the eastern end of the Caribbean. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system of low pressure had a 50 percent...



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