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  • Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas have found fewer than 500...

  • Search for missing New Jersey swimmer suspended

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A man trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time went missing off Island Beach State Park on Friday, prompting a long but unsuccessful search for him. The 25-year-old man, Nicholas Guilhote, went missing while swimming off the park...

  • EPA orders Army to clean up Louisiana explosives

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Federal environmental officials have rejected an appeal from the U.S. Army and reiterated their order to clean up 15 million pounds of artillery propellant improperly stored at a northwest Louisiana site. In March, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the Army to take charge of...

  • Oregon contractor pleads guilty to defrauding US

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    An Oregon defense contractor has pleaded guilty to selling $10 million worth of phony parts for attack helicopters and military vehicles to the U.S. government, including a locknut that secures the rotor on the Kiowa attack helicopter. According to court records, the company Kustom...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    ___ Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines. Airlines might have to be more vigilant...

  • AP National News Calendar

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of July 20-26. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note. MONDAY: No events of note....

  • Boeing procurement officer pleads guilty to fraud

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing. Deon Anderson, 47, of St. Louis, admitted to three felony...

  • Defense contractor owner charged in alleged fraud

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    FOLCROFT, Pa. (AP) — The president and majority owner of a southeastern Pennsylvania defense contractor is facing federal charges in connection with accusations the company fraudulently billed $1.2 million for work on Chinook helicopter components. Federal prosecutors in...

  • Gov. Inslee to visit wildfire areas

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is heading to eastern Washington to see the response to massive wildfires first hand. Inslee was to fly to Wenatchee with National Guard Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty and others on Friday afternoon. At a press conference at his office earlier, he...

  • 15 percent of Syrian sarin chemicals destroyed

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says 15 percent of the main Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray have been destroyed. The crew is working first to neutralize the raw material for sarin nerve gas, which makes up 581 metric tons of the chemical material on...

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