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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...

  • Residents speak out on firing range

    FREDERICK Md. (AP) — Maryland residents are speaking out against a proposed gun range at Sugarloaf Mountain about 10 miles south of Frederick. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1C9oee4 ) reports that residents packed a 200-person hearing room Thursday night. The gun range is proposed for...

  • Republican Governor Agrees To Expand Medicaid In His State

    WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania agreed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, joining 26 states and the District of Columbia, the Huffington Post reports. Federal regulators accepted a modified proposal from Gov. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Obama taps Ark. utility chief for FERC

    President Obama tapped Colette Honorable, the Democratic utility regulatory chief in Arkansas who's earned praise from both sides of the aisle in Washington, as nominee for commissioner at the federal electric grid regulator.

  • Fort Hood shooter asks to join ISIS

    The former Army psychiatrist convicted of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, has written a letter asking to become a "citizen" of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Fox News reported.

  • 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)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shark Girl statue debuts in Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Shark Girl is on display in Buffalo and at least one official from the statue's old home of Cincinnati feels a slight bite of sorrow. The life-size stature of a girl in a Victorian dress and a shark head was installed at Buffalo's Canalside this week after a yearlong stint...



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