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  • BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's formerly high-flying economy, once the darling of emerging markets, has fallen into recession, according to government data released Friday, as a legion of newly minted middle class citizens tightened their belts and halted a credit-driven spending spree. The...

  • Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

    SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) — The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight. Mexican federal police and immigration agents had waited silently in the brush...

  • Mexico's Pemex says production to increase in 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-owned oil company is estimating its crude production will increase to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2015, compared with the 2.35 million barrels per day it expects to output this year. Petroleos Mexicanos official Gustavo Hernandez says the upward estimate is...

  • Recalls this week: laptop power cords, helmets

    Nearly 6 million laptop power cords that can overheat and start a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and bunk beds. Here's a more detailed view: LAPTOP POWER CORDS DETAILS: Power cords that came with HP and Compaq laptops and mini...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • APNewsBreak: Iowa State loans went to regent's LLC

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the school's governing board, records show. The loans from the Iowa Energy Center helped Summit...

  • U of I facing scrutiny over job-offer decision

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is facing scrutiny from some of its faculty, other academics and students over its decision to rescind a job offer to a professor after his prolific, sometimes profane use of Twitter to voice anger at Israel. Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the...

  • California mentally ill inmates get special units

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners. The agreement filed Friday in U.S. District Court...

  • California will shift mentally ill inmates into separate isolation units, offer more treatment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will shift mentally ill inmates into separate isolation units, offer more treatment.

  • LA-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday. Five other people, including a firefighter, were sent to the hospital with injuries suffered in Thursday night's blaze at the three-story Encino Spa...

  • Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel's challenge of runoff results

    Judge Hollis McGehee sided with Sen. Thad Cochran's legal team. They had asked McGehee to dismiss the case because McDaniel did not file it within the period designated under Mississippi law.

  • Pentagon pressed on why there's no strategy to defeat ISIS

    President Obama's gaffe Thursday that "we don't have a strategy" for a broader fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is putting pressure on the Pentagon as reporters ask: Why not? "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the...

  • Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border closures and flight bans have failed to contain the outbreak. Now health...

  • Build better teachers

    Perhaps the most promising thinking is that the most important factor in student performance isn't class size, spending or curriculum, but the quality of the teacher.

  • VIDEO: ISIS solution is 'not just going to be military'

    "You can't completely eliminate extremism anywhere through simply kinetics, through airstrikes alone," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.



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