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Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.

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U.S. business spending data gives mixed signals on growth

WASHINGTON - A mixed reading on the health of U.S. business investment on Friday suggested the economy may not have rebounded as strongly in the second quarter as previously believed, but it offered hope for the rest of 2014.

1:39pm EDT

Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash

PARIS/BAMAKO - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

World, Africa, Mali 6:59pm EDT

Ukraine faces bitter election in midst of conflict with Russia

KIEV - Ukraine's prime minister has launched what promises to be a bitter election campaign that could divide pro-Western parties and complicate their efforts to fight pro-Russian rebels in the country's east.

World, Russia 4:15pm EDT

Lower printer sales hurt Xerox's revenue

- Xerox Corp reported a 2 percent fall in second-quarter revenue, hurt by lower demand in its printing business.

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Texas rolls out security surge for its border with Mexico

DALLAS - Texas has launched a law enforcement surge to crack down on drug and human trafficking from Mexico in a move that comes as the state is about to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, officials said on Friday.