- Team USA takes on Jamaica in the third round of 2014 World Cup qualifying.
- Christopher Maffei, the South San Francisco, Calif., man who allegedly abducted his two young children, has been spotted on a stolen boat with one of the kids by a commercial fisherman 50 miles off a harbor near San Francisco.
- After a magnitude 7.6 earthquake Wednesday rocked Costa Rica, a popular Central American destination for North American travelers, the tourism board released a statement reassuring visitors that the industry is “operating normally.”
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- Chile retained its top spot among Latin American economies as the most economically competitive nation, while its neighbor to the east continued falling, according to a report from the World Economic Forum, which hosts the annual economic summit in Davos, Switzerland.
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- Banco Santander's announcement that it would be spinning off nearly one quarter of its Mexican unit in an initial public offering later this month was greeted by the markets as a seemingly win-win-win proposition. But the move by the large Spanish bank only highlights the increased dependence Iberian banks have had on their overseas branches over the past few years and how, in an effort to now package off those units and sell them, they could be killing the hen that's been laying the golde...
- The fact that the Democrats are preparing to convene in North Carolina highlights how shifting demographics are changing America's electoral map.
- Former military officials -- including two who were associated with the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book -- will speak during a Sept. 22 lecture in Las Vegas. They promise to delve into some of the previously unknown information the military has about UFOs.
- Gulf Coast residents are spending Labor Day weekend cleaning up the mess left behind by Hurricane Isaac, which pushed north on Friday into the central U.S. after leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water.
- Federal prosecutors have closed a probe into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff -- Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz. -- on abuse of power with no charges filed.
- The Hurricane Isaac-related shutdown of at least four U.S. oil refineries and an explosion at a major refinery in Venezuela -- the fourth-largest provider of oil to the U.S. -- could lead to oil prices rising as supply falls.
- In one of the less surprising developments of the week, it turns out Al Gore is not a big fan of the U.S. electoral college.
- Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto successfully fights off the last challenge from his defeated opponent, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Protests continue, but won't affect the outcome.
- Flooded roads in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac may pose a danger to drivers, but there are certain precautions they can take to ensure their safety in wet-weather driving conditions.
- Hurricane Isaac's effect on gasoline prices is minimal, but national inventory is below average. And pre-storm worries caused prices to rise anyway.