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A woman exits a fashion boutique near a horse statue on display inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

- Associated Press

China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders’ plans for a controlled slowdown.

Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Associated Press

The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, the company said.

Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the  Karnes County Residential Center,  a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border, in Karnes City, Texas. (Associated Press)

Strict rules govern service contractors for illegal immigrant children

- The Washington Times

Want to bid for a contract to care for the illegal immigrant children coming across the border? Make sure your staff members get Hepatitis vaccines and regular TB tests and can speak foreign languages — probably Spanish but maybe Mandarin, suggesting a surprising number of the children are coming from China.

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Jury to resume deliberations in county CEO trial

Associated Press

Jurors are set to resume their deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis after repeatedly telling the judge they can't decide on the counts against him.

Governor doubts UBS will stick to jobs agreement

Associated Press

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he doubts financial services giant UBS will keep 2,000 jobs in Stamford over five years as part of its 2011 agreement in exchange for $20 million in state incentives.

In this Sept. 28, 2014 photo, Rendal Reese holds the head of an alligator at his home in Bradley, Ill. Reece answered a recent advertisement in a specialty publication for trappers, looking for workers who wanted to sign up for 16 grueling days of gutting alligators in Louisiana. The 59-year-old construction worker and avid trapper answered the ad, hired on, packed a bag and hit the road. He didn't do if the money, he did it for the experience. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)

EXCHANGE: Bradley man has chance to hunt alligator

- Associated Press

A recent advertisement in a specialty publication for trappers probably wouldn't catch just any reader's eye. But it fascinated Rendal Reece, of Bradley. The 59-year-old construction worker and avid trapper said he read it once and kept turning back to read it again.

Report: San Antonio hospitality industry booming

Associated Press

The economic impact of San Antonio's hospitality industry has tripled in two decades and reached $13.4 billion last year, according to Trinity University researchers.

Lawsuit claims website aids child sex trafficking

- Associated Press

The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children.

In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

- Associated Press

An old political standby - the future of Medicare - is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.

Jackson County approves dredging deal

Associated Press

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has awarded a $2.3 million contract to J.E. Borries to dredge key areas of Simmons, Stark and Davis bayous in the Ocean Springs area.

Settlement to end odors from Detroit incinerator

Associated Press

The state of Michigan says it's reached an agreement with two companies to end odors from a Detroit incinerator as part of a settlement that includes a $350,000 fine.