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  • 112 arrested at protest against US deportations

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they have arrested 112 people for blocking traffic outside the White House during a rally called to protest U.S. policies on deporting migrants in the country illegally. Immigration activists and religious leaders urged President Barack Obama to...

  • Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence that was later overturned has arrived in New Hampshire to the cheers of relatives and friends gathered with balloons, flowers and American flags. Meriam Ibrahim initially...

  • Police: Injured Comic-Con cosplayer fell at hotel

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say a costumed teenager found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, not an assault. San Diego Harbor Police said Thursday that they arrested a 29-year-old man early Sunday on charges of sexual contact with a minor in...

  • San Francisco senator pleads not guilty to charge

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacramento. The revised indictment...

  • Judge won't free Russian accused of hacking in US

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ruled her court had jurisdiction...

  • Oklahoma man admits killing 2 girls, fiancee

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday. Kevin Sweat, 28, entered guilty pleas to three counts of...

  • Suspect in border agent's death extradited to US

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Thursday. Federal...

  • Murder charges for couple whose dogs killed runner

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple they say owned two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on in rural Michigan. The Flint Journal (http://bit.ly/1kpvj4S ) reports that Lapeer County Prosecutor Tim Turkelson issued the...

  • Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has passed a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate easily approved the $16.3 billion compromise measure Thursday night, a day after it was overwhelmingly...

  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor...

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