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Biden calls on governors to lead nation

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure.

 

 

Deportation effort sputters as migrants cross again

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains.

 

 

House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House.

 

Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

Israeli bombing turns Gaza into ghost town

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

It's the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ones and break a day-long fast each evening amid colorful street scenes.

Shooting suspect collapses twice in court

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.

His agenda in gridlock, Obama relishes roadshow

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency.

 

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for deadly crash

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.

 

UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no progress

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos."

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.

 

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

 

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

 

Germany kicks out top American spy

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.

 

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

 

14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and imprisonment."

 

Derailed plane fuselages removed from Montana river

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.

 

Obama aims to shift border crisis debate

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.

 

 

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