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Posted: Mar 30, 2014 5:31 AM

Updated: Mar 30, 2014 5:32 AM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) A West Texas children's hospital that opened in 2012 is $59 million in debt and will work with another medical center to ease the deficit. Officials with the El Paso Children's Hospital will meet in April with University Medical Center executives to modify the terms of the debt, which comes due in September. UMC spokeswoman Margaret Althoff-Olivas tells the El Paso Times the 2008 recession, federal changes in reimbursement payments and changes in the state's Medicaid waiver program led to financial problems.

NEW YORK (AP) A filing with the U.S. Department of Labor shows the United Auto Workers' membership grew by nearly 9,000 people last year. UAW's membership in 2013 was 391,415, compared to 382,513 in 2012. The union, which represents workers at the General Motors plant in Arlington, has been growing since 2009.

ELKO, Nev. (AP) Federal land managers are seeking public comment on a Houston-based oil company's proposed gas exploration drilling in northeast Nevada with the use of hydraulic fracturing. Noble Energy Incorporated proposes to drill up to 20 wells on 39,445 acres of public and private lands located about four miles northwest of Wells, Nevada.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Texas Open after 10 holes Saturday because of what his caddie described as a muscle injury in his side, not his back. Mickelson was 1-over par for the third round when the three-time Masters champion was taken off the golf course in a cart.

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