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  • Possible compromise emerges on border request

    Updated: 23 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 southern border. Republicans demanded speedier...

  • Ex-US Rep. Akin defends 'legitimate rape' remarks

    Updated: 25 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri Republican congressman whose "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly criticized now says he was wrong to apologize. Todd Akin writes in a new political memoir that his remarks on whether abortion should be legal in cases...

  • Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

    Updated: 26 min ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way. Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new music available for download,...

  • Obama chides GOP for opposing his agenda

    Updated: 30 min ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama ridiculed congressional Republicans on Thursday, accusing them of doing little more than opposing his agenda in a campaign-style rally with less than four months remaining before midterm elections. "Do something," Obama pointedly demanded of his...

  • Plan to keep highway aid flowing advances in House

    Updated: 33 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee took a step Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke. The Senate was expected to take action on a similar measure later in the day. The Ways and Means...

  • UPDATE: All clear following discovery of two suspicious backpacks near Oklahoma City roads

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 33 min ago

    It’s believed the backpacks might have belonged to runners, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said, as they were filled with clothes, snacks and drinks.

  • Germany kicks out top US spy over espionage claims

    Updated: 44 min ago

    BERLIN (AP) — 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. The immediate trigger was the emergence of two new cases of alleged American spying. They inflamed a furor...

  • Israel escalates Gaza offensive, casualties mount

    Updated: 46 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault targeting hundreds of Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip Thursday as Palestinians reported the strikes also hit a home and a beachside cafe, raising the total number of people killed in this week's offensive to at least 85. Israel's...

  • Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

    Updated: 50 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that...

  • Fed official warns of rising inflation

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 52 min ago

    Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks in Shawnee

  • The Clean Cut: New dad learns the power of love in viral video

    Sarah Sanders Petersen, Deseret News | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A touching Thai commercial has once again garnered millions of views on YouTube. Similar to other commercials that have been produced in Thailand, this advertisement teaches an important life lesson instead of simply pitching a product.

  • Police: Prostitute linked to boyfriend's death

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities are re-examining the 2013 heroin death of a bar owner dating the woman charged in the overdose death of a Google executive on a yacht in California, police said Thursday. Dean Riopelle, 53, died of a heroin overdose in September 2013 in Milton, about two...

  • 4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors. The victims in this former mill city about...

  • APNewsBreak: No 'stand down' order in Benghazi

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The testimony of nine military officers undermines claims by Republican lawmakers that a "stand-down order" held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans who were killed in Benghazi, Libya. The "stand-down" theory centers on a...

  • Gunman in delivery man garb kills 4 kids, parents

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SPRING, Texas (AP) — A gunman dressed as a delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home where he held her children at gunpoint until their parents arrived. Then he opened fire, killing four of the children and the two adults, law enforcement officials said...


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