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Older illegal aliens' fears skip younger generation

updated: 10/11/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- If caught by U.S. immigration officials, Angel Estrada, 48, says he has plans to start over in his old hometown of Cuernavaca, Mexico. He already knows whom he would call and at what hotel in Mexico he would meet his family.

CIA-backed rebels under blitz

updated: 10/11/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- CIA-backed rebels in Syria, who had begun to put serious pressure on President Bashar Assad's forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, U.S. officials say.

Benghazi prober: Fired for shift off Clinton

posted: 10/11/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A former investigator for the House Select Committee on Benghazi says he was unlawfully fired in part because he sought to conduct a comprehensive probe into the deadly attacks on the U.S. compound, instead of focusing on Hillary Rodham Clinton and the State Department.

Oil's plunge threatens to drag down payouts to Alaskans

posted: 10/11/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

BETHEL, Alaska -- Alaska is poised to alter its social contract with people like Paul Alexie for the first time in its 56-year statehood.

Police turning to private firms to track license plates

posted: 10/11/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- For years, police nationwide have used patrol car-mounted scanners to automatically photograph and log the whereabouts of people's cars, uploading the images into databases they've used to identify suspects in crimes from theft to murder.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Boozman serves taste of the state

updated: 10/11/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., provided a taste of Arkansas to his Senate colleagues Thursday when he hosted a barbecue lunch in Washington, featuring food from McClard's Bar-B-Q Restaurant in Hot Springs.

The nation in brief

updated: 10/11/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

No Bergdahl jail time reportedly advised

TV News shows

updated: 10/11/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today's TV news shows: ABC's This Week -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Republican presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.

GOP lawmakers push for Ryan in speaker job

updated: 10/10/2015 3:59 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans put pressure on Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their leadership vacuum in the aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to abandon his bid to be speaker of the House. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed little appetite for the job.

U.S. to alter strategy of using rebel force to fight ISIS in Syria

updated: 10/10/2015 3:55 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday.

Judge OKs payout in derailment case

updated: 10/10/2015 3:48 a.m. Discuss

PORTLAND, Maine -- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil-train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.

S.C. coast alerted as flooding rolls seaward

updated: 10/10/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

PLEASANT HILL, S.C. -- Many South Carolina residents near the coast are evacuating and others are piling up sandbags anew outside homes and businesses, bracing for more possible flooding, as the nation's homeland security chief was to tour areas hit hard by recent heavy rains.

Obama meets families of victims

updated: 10/10/2015 3:45 a.m. Comment 1

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The public must "come together" to figure out how to keep deadly mass shootings from happening, President Barack Obama said Friday. But he emerged from a private meeting with families of the victims of last week's shooting in Oregon to declare: "Today is about the families."

4 shot, 1 mortally, at Arizona college

updated: 10/10/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- An early-morning fight between two groups of students escalated into gunfire in the parking lot outside an Arizona university dormitory, leaving one person dead and three others wounded.

China rounds up hackers for U.S.

posted: 10/10/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The Chinese government quietly arrested a handful of hackers at the urging of the U.S. government -- a step to defuse tensions with Washington at a time when President Barack Obama's administration has threatened economic sanctions.




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