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  • Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday. The suspected shooter told Sacramento County Sheriff's investigators that he...

  • US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

    Updated: 6 min ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S. Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone...

  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

    Updated: 36 min ago

    CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch. "America used...

  • Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes. The flow was about 35 yards wide and moving...

  • Huckabee promotes McConnell in Kentucky

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is poised to become the envy of every other state if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wins re-election and Republicans wrest control of that chamber from Democrats, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday. Huckabee, who unsuccessfully...

  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States. The sketchy details of how such...

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. A group backed by companies growing the crops counters with ads playing heavily on the airwaves that urge...

  • 2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday. Ricardo Cruz, 19, of Buena Park and Alfredo Miguel Aquino, 20, of Anaheim were arrested late Friday...

  • Palin endorses Walker in Alaska race for governor

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has made it official and endorsed an independent running for governor in Alaska over her former running mate. Palin this week hosted a reception at her lakeside home north of Anchorage for Bill Walker and Byron Mallott. Walker, an...

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer. And all balk at the umpteenth "How does...