September 30, 2014

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US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the  Karnes County Residential Center,  a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border, in Karnes City, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and others said they faced deportation. But it Read More…

Police, protesters scuffle after Ferguson apology

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson begins to march with protesters before clashes led to arrests in front of the Ferguson Police Department, on Thursday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb’s police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer last month. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson appeared outside the police department in civilian clothes late Thursday Read More…

US may have identified man in beheading videos

This image made from video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Saturday purports to show British aid worker David Haines before he was beheaded. The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI director says the U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker. FBI Director James Comey told reporters at the bureau’s headquarters Thursday he would not reveal the man’s name or nationality. Comey did not address whether Read More…

Mexico detains 8 soldiers in June killing of 22

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An army officer and seven soldiers have been detained in connection with the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico, authorities announced late Thursday. The Mexican Defense Department said in a statement that the eight were involved in the June 30 incident in San Pedro Limon. They were being held at a prison in Mexico City Read More…

Obama pal Eric Holder to leave after 6 years as AG

Attorney General Eric Holder

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures. They first met nearly 10 years ago, dinner guests of a mutual Washington friend who seatedHolder next to the newly elected senator from Illinois. On Read More…

US considers new offer to Iran at nuke talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. is considering softening present demands that Iran gut its uranium enrichment program in favor of a new proposal that would allow Tehran to keep nearly half of the project intact while placing other constraints on its possible use as a path to nuclear weapons, diplomats told The Associated Press. The initiative, Read More…

US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day

In this framegrabbed image provided by the U.S. Department of Defense shows airstrike footage on the Jeribe West Refinery in Syria Wednesday. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group’s coffers, activists said. The strikes hit two oil areas in Deir el-Zour Read More…

Indians’ Kluber has real shot at AL Cy Young award

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — With every win, every strikeout and with an almost robotic efficiency, Corey Kluber has quietly become one of the AL’s best pitchers. And, just maybe, its Cy Young Award winner. With a cache of devastating pitches, the 27-year-old Kluber has developed into a cold-blooded terminator from 60 feet, 6 inches away. He’s among Read More…

3 New York firefighters who worked at ground zero die on same day

This combo of undated photos provided by the Fire Department of New York shows, from left, Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Daniel Heglund and Robert Leaver. The three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have all died on the same day from illnesses related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to fire officials. (AP Photo/FDNY)

NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, Read More…

Career criminal gets life for 3 1980s LA killings

Samuel Little

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Little has a rap sheet across half the continental U.S. but has little time in prison to show for it. That changed Thursday. Little, 74, was sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for murdering three women in the late 1980s during the crack cocaine scourge, Read More…