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  • Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for what is likely to be a contentious and lengthy Congress

    July 14, 2014

  • His agenda in gridlock, Obama relishes roadshow WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency. On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents to the delight of cheering supporters. On the other side: an inc

    July 14, 2014

  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal elect

    July 14, 2014

  • Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers. John

    July 14, 2014

  • Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal

    July 11, 2014

  • US given heads up about newspaper data destruction WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show. The White

    July 11, 2014

  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-sh

    July 11, 2014

  • Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself. Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris. Her husband, Justin

    July 11, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL HIT BY LEBANESE PROJECTILE IN OFFENSIVE'S 4TH DAY Lebanon's National News Agency says two rockets were fired from the country. No one im

    July 11, 2014

  • Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. The

    July 11, 2014

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