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  • US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    CAIRO (AP) — With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants — the third since 2009....

  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White...

  • Anti-illegal immigration demonstration meets face-to-face with counter protest --- you won't believe what happened next (but you probably will)

    Illegal immigration in the U.S. has in recent years been the topic of very, very heated debate, one side arguing that the rule of law must be observed while the other argues that the rules should be eased for those who are already here illegally.

  • Migrant smuggler costs for crossing Mexico to US

    Migration experts and smugglers who charge from $4,000 to $10,000 to move Central Americans to the U.S. say these are some of the payments that must be made to get their human cargo to its destination: — Guide who makes the trip: $500-$600. — Boatmen at Mexico's southern border: $1.50 to cross...

  • Obama: Vladimir Putin must compel separatists to cooperate with crash investigation

    President Obama delivered a stern message to Putin on Monday, accusing him of failing to live up to his promises to intervene to protect the crash site of the downed Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine and stop the fighting by the Russian-backed separatists to allow for a credible international...

  • The Gulf War was no mistake

    Was it really a mistake to stop the aggression of a madman bent on becoming a modern-day King Nebuchadnezzar, on a quest to invade quite possibly a huge swath of southwest Asia?

  • Immigration debate upended by a flood of children

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S. border has dramatically redefined the yearlong debate on immigration. President Barack Obama had demanded action on a broad change in the law that would have given...

  • Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel. The State Department said Kerry would leave early Monday for...

  • UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday. The move was expected. Tehran had committed to convert or dilute its 20-percent enriched stockpile under an...

  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site. "A buildup of extraordinary circumstantial evidence ......

  • Owner of raided Mexico shelter freed, no charges

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid charges of abuse and other mistreatment of children living there has been released from custody without charge, an official in the federal Attorney General's Office said Sunday. The official said there was not enough evidence to...

  • The CIA's Twitter #fail

    The CIA's venture into the social networking world is a colossal embarrassment thus far. It does, however, reveal something that Washington hoped to keep secret: that it remains fundamentally unsavvy about how to use social networking to advance policy -- rather than political -- goals.

  • How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour. What was once a debate over how to fix a broken system and provide a path to citizenship for millions has become a race to decide how to increase border patrols and send people back quickly...

  • Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired

    ZAMORA, Mexico (AP) — For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western Mexico run by a woman who gained a reputation as a secular saint. Rosa del Carmen Verduzco raised thousands of children in The Great...

  • Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White...



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