Mexico proposes sweeping social program changes

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people rallied Sunday in Mexico City to oppose President Enrique Pena Nieto’s plan to open the state-owned oil sector to profit-sharing contracts with private firms. Leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told…

NY man charged with taking child’s medication

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — A Saratoga County man faces charges after police say he took a child’s Ritalin pills himself, causing medical problems for the child. Po……

12 children hurt when Conn. fair ride loses power

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a swing ride at a festival in Connecticut lost power and sent children falling to the ground, injuring 13 of them. Police say most of the children suffered minor injuries and were…
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Ruling allowed NSA search of domestic email

The Obama administration quietly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 for the National Security Agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its huge databases of intercepted phone calls and emails.…

Tipping point? Texas, USC fall out of AP rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking down The Associated Press college football poll after Week 2 of the regular season. ___ OUTTA HERE. These are troubling times for Texas and Southern California. Eight seasons after the Longhorns and Trojans…

White House: ‘Common-sense test’ holds Assad responsible

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a “common-sense test” shows that the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack last month, and it demands a U.S. military response. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough…

Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — With the IOC fixing what it admits was a big mistake, wrestling returned to the Olympic fold Sunday after seven months in limbo and promised to do what it takes to keep its…

New Mali Cabinet includes reconciliation post

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Mali’s new prime minister has selected a 34-person Cabinet that includes a post focused on reconciliation and development of the country’s north, which fell under rebel control following a coup last year. The new…

Band of Republicans pushes immigration in US House

GROVELAND, Florida (AP) — A small but growing group of Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives are supporting an eventual path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the U.S. illegally. But these Republicans…

Eminem makes puzzling appearance on ESPN

NEW YORK (AP) — Eminem made an unlikely and puzzling appearance on ESPN’s “Saturday Night Football” halftime show. The rap superstar, who has a new album out in the fall, appeared to promote his new single and video,…