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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

67 mins ago
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 States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Full Story
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

1 hour 34 mins ago
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. Full Story
Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

2 hours 27 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. Full Story
White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

2 hours 32 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday. Full Story
Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

3 hours 16 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women. Full Story

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FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

3 hours 39 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. Full Story
US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

3 hours 57 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. Full Story
Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

4 hours 4 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. Full Story