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  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous...

  • Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud. Prime Minister Nawaz...

  • Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control. The virtual currency, which...

  • Detroit City Distillery opening in Eastern Market

    DETROIT (AP) — A craft distillery and tasting room in Detroit's Eastern Market is set to open. Detroit City Distillery plans a grand opening celebration Friday and Saturday. The business' mission is to produce spirits and cocktails using Michigan ingredients. It's led by John Paul Jerome and...

  • Stock markets subdued after weak economic data

    HONG KONG (AP) — European and Asian stock markets were subdued Friday after data showed Japan's economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike and that inflation in the eurozone slipped again, a sign the recovery remains weak. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was up less than 0.1 percent to...

  • Icelandic officials say eruption near Bardarbunga

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system. The eruption took place the Holuhraun lava field, 5 kilometers (3 miles)...

  • 4 Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes with militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police officials say that clashes between Iraqi soldiers and militants with the Islamic State group south of Baghdad have killed four soldiers. The hour-long clashes took place in Latifiyah, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad. At least 14 militants were also...

  • Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

    VIENNA (AP) — The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door. Police official Josef Knoflach has confirmed a media report that a SWAT team that used a battering ram to bust into an apartment at daybreak and surround its sleeping tenant with guns...

  • Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are putting Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company said Friday that the Federal Trade Commission has asked for additional information...

  • Fiat investor tally shows Chrysler deal on course

    ROME (AP) — Fiat says an ongoing tally of investors suggests there are not enough opposed to a merger with Chrysler to derail the deal. This month, Fiat shareholders overwhelming approved the merger, but Italian law gives dissenters the right to cash out. Fiat said that if investors cashed out...

  • Israel identifies body as missing American student

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the body was confirmed early on Friday morning to be that...

  • Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery. The figure was down from 0.4 per cent in July,...

  • WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening. The U.N. health agency warned Thursday that the outbreak in West Africa is...

  • US delivers military aid to Lebanon

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria's civil war. The weapons were displayed at the Beirut military air base on Friday after...

  • Spirit AeroSystems offers voluntary retirements

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit AeroSystems is offering a voluntary retirement program to some management and salaried employees in Wichita and Kinston, North Carolina. Company spokesman Ken Evans said Thursday the employees must be older than 55 and have worked at least 10 years with the company...



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