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High-profile New York event highlights Clinton's 'elite' image 6:07pm EDT

NEW YORK - When Hillary Clinton rubs shoulders with financial executives and philanthropic giants at the Clinton Global Initiative's meeting this week, it will underscore the tension between her elite connections and populist image likely to feature in her expected 2016 presidential campaign.

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Former Miami-area mayor found guilty of corruption

MIAMI - A Miami jury found a south Florida mayor guilty of corruption charges on Monday stemming from an undisclosed consulting job he took for a healthcare company while in office, as well as illegally using his position to lobby for a construction deal.

U.S. 5:52pm EDT

U.S. lawmakers urge continued ban on in-flight cellphone calls

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of almost 80 U.S. lawmakers urged regulators on Monday not to end the ban on making mobile phone calls on commercial airline flights.

5:42pm EDT
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Mexico's Pena Nieto says hopes U.S. immigration reform will pass soon

NEW YORK - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Monday he hopes the U.S. Congress will soon pass immigration reform, a move that would ease tensions on both sides of the border.

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Former NY mayor to defend 'Call of Duty' maker in Noriega suit

NEW YORK - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will defend Activision Blizzard Inc in a lawsuit the former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega filed over his depiction in the company's popular "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" video game.

U.S., Tech, Media 5:30pm EDT
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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 - President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

U.S. 2:13am EDT