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US employers hire at blistering pace, defying global trends

WASHINGTON (AP) — American employers added a robust 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global weakness and growing solidly.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Gunman ambushes Philadelphia cop in cruiser; officer stable

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman ambushed a police officer as he sat in his marked cruiser at an intersection, striking him three times in the arm during a barrage of bullets and fleeing before being apprehended, officials said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Mexican president: drug lord Chapo Guzman re-arrested

 

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Friday that fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured seven months after he escaped from a maximum security prison.

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Prosecutor: Paris fugitive hid out in suspected bomb factory

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian prosecutors on Friday revealed new details about the biggest mystery in the Paris attacks: What happened to fugitive Salah Abdeslam after he ditched his car and explosive vest?

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High court dispute over union fees could curb labor's clout

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest teachers union in Michigan still represents Jason LaPorte at the bargaining table, but he no longer pays anything to support the union.

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Powerball soars to $800 million as states see strong sales

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The record Powerball jackpot just got bigger, climbing to $800 million as sales soared in the days leading up to the drawing.

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Germany publishes 'Mein Kampf' for 1st time since WWII

 

MUNICH (AP) — An annotated edition of "Mein Kampf," the first version of Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto to be published in Germany since the end of World War II, went on sale Friday in an effort to demystify the book and debunk the Nazi leader's writing.

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US stocks edge higher as market closes out a down week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging modestly higher in midday trading Friday as traders were encouraged by a burst of hiring last month, the latest sign that the U.S. economy is still growing. Sharp drops in the first few days of the year mean that the market is still headed for its worst week since August.

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