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  • California prepare for worst as drought deepens wildfire risk
    95a8f918dcf9d40e300f6a7067006ad4 2014-03-20 06:36:59 UTC
    California is facing wildfires "outside of any normal bounds" as a historic drought turns drying brush and trees into a perfect tinderbox, officials have warned. The state recorded 665 wildfires from 1 January, about three times the average of 225...
  • Rauner wins GOP nomination for Illinois governor
    B0224955fcb3dc0a4e0f6a70670023f6 2014-03-19 05:36:34 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for Illinois governor, as voters embraced a first campaign by the multimillionaire who flooded the airwaves with vows to run the Democratic stronghold like a bus...
  • Concerns about cancer centers under health law
    Eadd95dadb04cf0a4e0f6a7067004c47 2014-03-19 05:29:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation's new health care program. Doctors and administrators say they're concerned. So are some state insurance...
  • NSA collects all phone calls in a foreign country
    Nsa-diaalnews.com 2014-03-19 05:25:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has been recording all of a foreign country's phone calls, then listening to the conversations up to a month later, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. At the request of U.S. officials, the Post ...
  • In Iowa, Ted Cruz embraces his religious side
    A8c27c58dc2dd40a4e0f6a7067009476 2014-03-19 02:55:30 UTC
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded o...
  • Immigrant activists push to stop deportations
    Immigrant-rights-protester-cropped-proto-custom_28 2014-03-18 17:17:10 UTC
    DENVER (AP) — Late last year members of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition acknowledged that there was little hope Congress would pass much-anticipated legislation granting citizenship to people in the U.S. illegally. So the group stopped lobby...
  • US closes Syrian embassy in Washington
    Download_(3) 2014-03-18 16:42:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration ordered the Syrian government on Tuesday to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States, requiring all personnel who are not legal U.S residents to leave the country. The order, t...
  • Obama invites G7 leaders for meeting on Ukraine
    Obama-apologies-diaalnews.com 2014-03-18 14:16:12 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is gathering allied leaders for a meeting in Europe next week to discuss further action in response to Russia's involvement in Ukraine. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Obama on Tuesday invite...
  • Illinois voters to pick GOP governor nominee
    D7158656b841bd0a4e0f6a706700fba6 2014-03-18 06:59:09 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois voters will choose a Republican on Tuesday to try to win back the governor's office in a race that already has drawn intense interest from labor unions worried that the leading candidate could weaken them in the same way GO...
  • Biden heads to Europe to send signal to Putin
    East_europe-diaalnews.com 2014-03-18 06:49:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Europe to send a clear signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) about his intervention in Ukraine. Biden leaves Monday evening for Warsaw, where he'll meet Tuesday with Poli...
  • US factory output rose in Feb. by most in 6 months
    Ib5sgeil8it4 2014-03-17 18:16:12 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals. The Federal Reserve said Monday ...
  • Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles
    Los-angeles-diaalnews.com 2014-03-17 17:59:57 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile swath of Southern California but causing no major damage. The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered 2 mile...
  • Ukraine penalty: US, Europe order Russia sanctions
    Obama-news 2014-03-17 21:35:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsuccessful with previous threats, the United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine on Monday by imposing the most comprehensive sanctions against Russian officials...
  • Obama's promise to review deportations has risks
    Cateoscar 2014-03-15 08:40:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse. In ask...
  • Russia and west on collision course
    The_russian_foreign_minister__sergei_lavrov__and_us_secretary_of_state__john_kerry__in_london-diaalnews.com 2014-03-14 17:36:17 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Washington and the international community won't recognize the outcome of Sunday's referendum in Crimea on seceding from Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday after six hours of talks with Russia's foreign minister....
  • Boehner questions Senate unemployment deal
    Untitled 2014-03-14 17:23:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner questioned the feasibility of a bipartisan Senate deal to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed, a remark that seemed to suggest the agreement could be in trouble in the House. Asked Fr...
  • Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations
    2013-06-11t184736z_1_cbre95a1g7h00_rtroptp_3_usa-immigration 2014-03-14 17:34:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are warning that any steps President Barack Obama takes to bypass Congress to ease deportations of immigrants illegally in the United States would severely hurt chances of overhauling the nation's immigration laws. ...
  • 9/11 mastermind: spokesman had no military role
    Sulaiman_abu_ghaith-news 2014-03-17 06:08:36 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks says a onetime Osama bin Laden spokesman who is on trial in New York had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaida. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement file...
  • Obama : Russia will " pay the price "
    President-barack-obama-diaalnews 2014-03-13 06:22:16 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting down to a high-stakes Crimean referendum, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. would "completely reject" a vote opening the door for the strategic Ukrainian peninsula to join Russia if the election goe...
  • Investigators seek cause of San Francisco fire
    San_francisco_firefighters-mission_st-diaalnews.com 2014-03-13 06:22:34 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire investigators on Wednesday were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby structures and prompting evacuations as ...
  • White House told of CIA move against Senate aides
    Jay-carney-diaalnews.com 2014-03-13 06:21:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's director and its top lawyer told White House attorneys in advance about their plans to file an official criminal complaint accusing Senate Intelligence Committee aides of improperly obtaining secret agency documents, th...
  • APNewsBreak: Defense contractor to plead guilty
    59-year-old_bishop_and_his_27-year-old_girlfriend-diaalnews.com 2014-03-12 05:17:42 UTC
    HONOLULU (AP) — A civilian defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to a Chinese girlfriend half his age will be entering a guilty plea, his attorney said Tuesday. Benjamin Bishop was expected to plead guilty in federal court on Th...
  • Republican Jolly wins Fla. congressional race
    Bee0f491ffea32094e0f6a706700ed26 2014-03-12 05:12:04 UTC
    CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm elections and both sides ...
  • EU seeks to ban U.S. from using European names
    Parmesan__feta_and_gorgonzola-diaalnews.com 2014-03-12 05:16:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test. As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgon...
  • Obama hams it up for health care on Funny or Die
    Obama-diaalnews.com 2014-03-11 17:28:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan. Obama joked Tuesday with comedian Zach Galifianakis, including poking fun at the poorly reviewed "Hangover Part III" during an interview on the we...