WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hosting top House Republicans on Thursday to seek an opening in an impasse that has shut down much of the government and threatens a catastrophic federal default. By Andrew Taylor.
WASHINGTON — Concerns that the political impasse in American government will derail a fragile global economic recovery will dominate a meeting Thursday of world financial leaders. By Marjorie Olster.
WASHINGTON — The U.S., though dissatisfied with Egypt's progress toward reinstating a democratic government, is holding out the possibility of restoring hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt if its Mideast ally moves toward free and fair elections. By Deb Riechmann.
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MIAMI — Tarek El-Sawah has spent more than a decade locked up at Guantanamo, his health steadily declining. His weight has ballooned over 400 pounds; he has diabetes and other serious health problems, and he can barely walk 10 feet. Other detainees are ill, too, complicating their indefinite confinement in what was supposed to have been a temporary jail for terrorism suspects. By Ben Fox.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The doctors who removed a blood clot from the brain of Argentina's president say she's improving "without complications." But their terse report gives no information suggesting how long the government will be without its charismatic leader in charge. By Michael Warren.
UN-CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution Thursday aimed at helping end near-anarchy in the violence-wracked Central African Republic, which it says is threatening stability in the volatile region and beyond. By Edith M. Lederer.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine lawmakers prepare a 2014 budget that assumes strong 6.2 percent growth and low 10 percent inflation. Analysts call the estimates wildly optimistic, and warn the distortions can bring harmful consequences such as requiring unwarranted bonus payments to debt holders. By Michael Warren.
MEXICO-PREGNANT WOMAN DENIED HELP
MEXICO CITY — A woman's story about having to give birth on the ground outside a health clinic after being denied entry touches a nerve in Mexico, where shortcomings in maternal care abound and discrimination against indigenous people persists. By Adriana Gomez Licon.
BRASILIA, Brazil — The American journalist who broke the first stories about the National Security Agency's global spying program tells Brazilian senators that Brazil should give asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. By Marco Sibaja.
PERU-AMAZON TRIBE-PHOTO GALLERY
OTARI NATIVO, Peru — Peru's Ashaninka Indians share the world's top coca-growing valley with drug traffickers, rebels, illegal loggers and, now, an increased military presence. Their world has rarely been peaceful.
With photo gallery by Rodrigo Abd.
WASHINGTON — In a history-making selection, President Barack Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, a critical post as the nation continues its fitful economic recovery. If confirmed she would be the first woman to lead the powerful central bank. By Martin Crutsinger and Jim Kuhnhenn.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
NEW YORK — Paul McCartney celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his wife and a few hundred high school students. The 71-year-old performed at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which was opened by Tony Bennett.
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