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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress’ must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration’s request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border, although it does boost spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers. Immigrant advocates complained that House Republicans focused on detaining Central American youths and families, […]

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Man arrested in 111-square-mile California fire

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in a fast-growing California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes. The arrest of 37-year-old Wayne Allen Huntsman was announced Thursday. The 111-square-mile fire 60 miles east of Sacramento is threatening about 12,000 homes around the […]

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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad in a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices. The additional safeguard is part of Apple’s latest mobile software, […]

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50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies

50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music’s first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77. A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack. Hamilton had been an Opry member since 1960, when he made the […]

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Chris Christie growing tired of bridge inquiry

Chris Christie growing tired of bridge inquiry

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Chris Christie says he’s growing tired of the legislative committee investigating politically motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Christie on Thursday blasted the committee for leaking documents to the media. He accused its members of being more interested in getting their names in the newspapers and on television, […]

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NOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August

NOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal meteorologists calculated that more heat records were set around the globe last month, including Earth’s hottest August. May, June and August all set global heat records this year. Meteorologists said Thursday that the average world temperature in August was 61.36 degrees Fahrenheit (16.35 degrees Celsius), breaking a record set in 1998. […]

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Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct

Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of 10 percent from last year. The world’s largest retailer also says current workers who want more hours during the holidays will get priority for them. The retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., […]

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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) – A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad were sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society. Neither 19-year-old Miranda Barbour nor her 22-year-old husband, Elytte, displayed any emotion Thursday in Northumberland County Court in Sunbury, […]

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Texas sheriff’s deputy missing during flooding

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Searchers are trying to find a Central Texas sheriff’s deputy who has been missing since she reported her patrol vehicle was swamped during storm-related flooding. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was patrolling low water crossings in the Austin area before dawn Thursday. Spokesman Roger Wade says the deputy […]

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US home construction drops 14.4 percent in August

US home construction drops 14.4 percent in August

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the pace of building apartments. The Commerce Department says construction fell 14.4 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 homes. This reverses the sharp gains in July when the rate of new construction rose to 1.12 million […]

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