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Detroit’s elected officials regain control of city

Detroit’s elected officials regain control of city

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – The day-to-day operations of Detroit’s city government are back in the hands of its elected mayor and City Council. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says “the city is more than ready” before signing Order 42. The measure puts the nine-member council and Mayor Mike Duggan back in charge of Detroit’s finances, police […]

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Police chief marches with Ferguson protesters

Police chief marches with Ferguson protesters

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) – Ferguson, Missouri’s police chief has marched with protesters, hours after issuing an apology to the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot dead by a white police officer in August. Police Chief Tom Jackson appeared outside the police department in civilian clothes Thursday night and assured protesters […]

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FBI director assumes Khorasan plots not disrupted

FBI director assumes Khorasan plots not disrupted

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Plots against the U.S. and Europe by the al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group may still be in the works. FBI director James Comey told reporters at headquarters he has no indication yet that a series of airstrikes against the militants this week disrupted its plans. U.S. intelligence officials […]

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Official: US not aware of subway attack plot

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – A senior Obama administration official says no one in the U.S. government is aware of a plot for an attack on subway systems in the U.S. and Paris. Iraq’s prime minister says his country’s intelligence operation has uncovered the plot. But the U.S. official says the plot was never brought up […]

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Obama accepts Holder resignation, praises record

Obama accepts Holder resignation, praises record

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is accepting the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder and praising him for his deep commitment to ensuring all Americans receive equal justice under the law. The president said during an East Room ceremony that it was a “bittersweet moment” to accept Holder’s resignation after six years on the […]

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Gas prices falling, headed below $3 in much of US

Gas prices falling, headed below $3 in much of US

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a “2” across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn. This year they’re getting a big push lower from falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline […]

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Rain helps efforts to control huge California fire

Rain helps efforts to control huge California fire

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Wet weather is helping California firefighters gain control of a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills. CalFire officials said Thursday the so-called King Fire east of Sacramento grew slightly overnight to nearly 150 square miles. But containment also increased, and now tops 40 percent. CalFire spokesman […]

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Immigrant families ignore follow-up

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department is acknowledging that tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally this year subsequently failed to meet with immigration agents, as they were instructed. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confided to immigration advocates during a private meeting in Washington that about 70 percent of families the […]

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3rd US Ebola patient released from hospital

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The third American aid worker who contracted Ebola in Africa has been released from a Nebraska hospital. Dr. Rick Sacra said he has been released from the Nebraska Medical Center at Thursday’s news conference. The 51-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, began improving shortly after he arrived in Omaha on Sept. 5. He […]

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Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa. But a House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman said just $50 million of President Barack Obama’s $1 billion request has been approved for immediate use under the opaque process by which top congressional panels OK […]

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