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U.S. labor market shows some muscle despite slower job growth

WASHINGTON - U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. | Video

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Trump, after Republican pledge, breaks from pack on Iran, gay marriage

WASHINGTON - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed again on Friday he will not easily be bound to party orthodoxy, breaking from many of his rival's policy stances on issues from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky.

Guatemala's president quits, jailed pending hearing on corruption charges

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential election. | Video

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Key lawmaker opposes Iran nuclear deal in blow to Obama

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin said on Friday he would vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, lessening the chances that President Barack Obama can win enough votes to avoid having to use his veto power to protect the international agreement.

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Clinton says 'sorry' for email confusion, says she wasn't thinking

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was sorry that her use of a personal email account while secretary of state had caused confusion, and blamed herself for "not thinking a lot" about the matter when she took the job.

Iranian official says there are ways to free U.S. journalist: NPR

WASHINGTON - The speaker of Iran's parliament said there were "practical ways" to free Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran who has been tried on espionage charges, and said a prisoner swap was one possible option.

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Videos a focus of probe into Illinois policeman's slaying

CHICAGO - Investigators in northern Illinois on Friday pieced together several videos to build a visual timeline around the fatal shooting of a veteran policeman while a $50,000 reward was offered for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the culprits. | Video

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Hungary says to bus migrants to Austrian border

BUDAPEST - Hungary said on Friday it would send thousands of migrants by bus to the border with Austria, appearing to capitulate to crowds who broke away from riot police and struck out on foot for western Europe in a day of chaos. | Video