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  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale for executive actions on immigration as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches. Whatever Obama does will face intense opposition and potential legal challenges, so lawyers are...

  • A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. In her twenties, Oh traveled around South Korea to learn dog meat recipes from each region. During a period of South...

  • Neighbors urge Japan to stick to history

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — China and South Korea on Thursday urged Japan to stick to history and reflect on its wartime aggression after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising...

  • Germanwings pilots union plans strike for Friday

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits. The Vereinigung Cockpit union says in a statement it will order pilots of Germanwings, a subsidiary of Germany's biggest...

  • Undersea search for Malaysian plane refined

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the wreckage and black boxes are recovered, officials...

  • Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years. Erdogan is stepping down as prime minister and being installed as...

  • Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off damage from the ocean onslaught. A...

  • California environmentalists decry feds' fire plan

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal forest officials say they were trying for a balanced approach in new plan to allow loggers to remove dead wood from a massive California wildfire, but environmentalists are calling it a travesty for trees. The highly awaited decision announced by the U.S....

  • Testimony wrapping up in former Va. governor trial

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. U.S. District Judge James Spencer says at least one more rebuttal witness will testify Thursday. Closing arguments are...

  • A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day. There, in its power base, the Islamic State group controls thousands of square...

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