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Mexico: Prison guards let killers out, lent guns

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guards and officials at a prison in northern Mexico allegedly let inmates out, lent them guns and sent them off in official vehicles to carry out drug-related killings, including the massacre of 17 people last week, prosecutors said Sunday.

After carrying out the killings the inmates would return to their cells, the Attorney General's Office said in a revelation that was shocking even for a country wearied by years of drug violence and corruption.


Could American take over Britain's BP?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man overseeing the much-maligned response by BP PLC to the Gulf oil spill crisis is the likely choice to replace gaffe-prone Tony Hayward to run the company and would become the first American to ever head the oil giant.


Obama and oil spill: Lessons from corporate world

WASHINGTON (AP) — As chief executive officer of America Inc., Barack Obama has walked the factory floor when it comes to managing the federal response to the Gulf oil spill, going directly to front-line workers.


US-Russia nuke treaty facing hurdles in US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The once smooth path for Senate ratification of a major nuclear arms control agreement with Russia is looking a little dicier.


House pressured to pass stripped-down war measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a take-it-or-leave-it vote by the Senate, House Democrats face little choice but to drop more than $20 billion in domestic spending from a must-pass bill funding President Barack Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan.

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