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  • House GOP leaders expect border bill to pass Thursday

    House Republican leaders expressed confidence Monday that they would round up the votes to pass a border bill before Congress adjourns for its August recess at week’s end. Members of incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s team of deputy whips said legislative language would be...

  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United...

  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest...

  • Conservation group appeals San Diego power plant

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A conservation group is challenging a proposed natural gas power plant in San Diego. The Protect Our Communities Foundation filed a petition with the 4th District Court of Appeal on Monday asking it to overturn the California Public Utilities Commission's approval of the...

  • UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council is welcoming agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists. And the council is calling on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting Aug. 17. Talks between the Bamako-based...

  • Idaho officials: Prison takeover had 'challenges'

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised eight-day supply of inmate drugs. The...

  • Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government. The brief observance took place Monday at HUD headquarters and was...

  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City....

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said an Argentine delegation would be...

  • California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail." Brown is in Mexico for three days of meetings, focusing on...

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. For two weeks in June, wind and hydroelectric dams were...

  • Texas official arrested on tampering charge

    ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A former supervisor for Texas Child Protective Services is accused of tampering with evidence as police investigated the 2012 starvation death of a 22-month-old girl, a police official said Monday. Martha Kiel Whitaker, 58, turned herself in Saturday on a felony count of...

  • Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Trooper's tactical vest, knife stolen from vehicle

    BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a trooper's tactical vest and other equipment were stolen from an unmarked police vehicle at the trooper's home. Troopers say the items were stolen early Friday in Bel Air after the rear window of the vehicle was smashed. Police say a green...

  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly...



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