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  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expected onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that Congress failed to provide enough resources...

  • Ecuadoran police sentenced for attack on president

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010. A sentencing tribunal on Tuesday found the six officers were responsible for the attack, which forced Correa to seek refuge in a Quito...

  • Report: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday. The report concerns a...

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case

    DALLAS (AP) — A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees. The decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday covered drivers who worked for FedEx...

  • Relatives criticize Mexico's new number on missing

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of people missing in Mexico blasted authorities Wednesday as seemingly more interested in manipulating the data on the disappeared than on conducting thorough investigations. The government last week revised the number of people believed to have disappeared since...

  • South Korea's Kia to invest $1 billion in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016. The company said the new plant in Nuevo Leon state, across the border from Texas, will have the capacity...

  • Hawaiian Electric submits renewable energy plan

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Electric Co. has filed an ambitious plan to have 65 percent of its power come from renewable energy within 16 years. The plan was filed late Tuesday with the Public Utilities Commission, just minutes before its deadline to do so. The company was under orders from the...

  • Labor protest disrupts Argentine capital

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36-hour strike. Members of the Central Workers Union, which includes many public-sector employees,...

  • Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change. As with the polar bear, much of the threat to the coral species is because of future expected problems due to global warming,...

  • Blackwater defense: Iraqi police removed evidence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A defense attorney told a federal jury on Wednesday that Iraqi national police removed evidence that would prove Blackwater security guards were being fired on by insurgents, prompting the guards to return fire in shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqi civilians. The...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from...

  • Judge to rule on whether Chesapeake stands trial

    CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan judge says she'll issue a ruling later on whether Chesapeake Energy should stand trial on racketeering charges that accuse it of leasing land to thwart competitors and then canceling the deals when the competition ended. A probable cause hearing in...

  • State: BR General will get money to keep ER open

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's health department said Wednesday it will provide $18 million to keep Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City emergency room open, and hospital officials said they have canceled plans to close the ER on Nov. 1. The hospital said Tuesday that it would have to shut...

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  • Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination. Federal officials announced the recall by Fairfield-based Tnuva USA on Wednesday. The possible contamination involving the "Mom's Chicken Extra Thin...



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