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Hyundai recalls in U.S. reach 1.3 million in same week

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- South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co is recalling about 420,000 vehicles covering three models for separate problems in the United States, after recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans this week, according to U.S. safety regulators.

For some companies, influx of migrant children into U.S. means business

NEW YORK - For a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity.

Mexico 8:38am EDT

Representative Cantor to resign House seat early

WASHINGTON - Representative Eric Cantor said on Friday he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a stunning defeat in a Republican primary election.

Politics 9:28am EDT

Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid worker, whose name has not been released, will be moved in the next several days to a special isolation unit at Emory. The unit was set up in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preve

Health 2:18am EDT

Corruption trial of former Virginia governor to hear from businessman

RICHMOND Va. - The businessman at the heart of the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife is due back on the witness stand on Friday for a third day of testimony, including likely questions from defense attorneys.

Politics, 9:42am EDT

U.S. top lawyer calls for greater transparency over execution drugs

- Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on states to be more transparent about the drug cocktails used in executions in the wake of a series of botched lethal injections that have renewed a national debate over the death penalty.

Health, 7:39am EDT

After nine-month kidnap ordeal, New Hampshire teen feeling 'better'

BOSTON - A New Hampshire teenager who reappeared mysteriously after a nine-month kidnapping ordeal told her hometown newspaper that she was "feeling a lot better every day" and re-adjusting to life back home in the mountain town of Conway.

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Competency hearing expected for Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case

MILWAUKEE - Two doctors are expected to testify on Friday on the competency of one of two Wisconsin girls accused of luring their friend into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character.

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Chicago budget gap to shrink, but pension payment spike looms

CHICAGO - Chicago said its budget deficit was on track to shrink to just below $300 million in 2015, but a state-mandated increase in pension payments would expand gaps in the future.

Politics, 9:31am EDT

Grimm choice: Tax fraud trial could dog NY re-election campaign

NEW YORK - This fall, when Representative Michael Grimm asks New York voters to send him to Washington for a third term in Congress he may be splitting his time between the campaign trail and a courtroom where he is due to face tax evasion charges.

Politics, 9:02am EDT

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