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U.S. seeks to satisfy Texas judge

posted: 08/02/2015 5:06 a.m. Comments 3

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked a federal judge not to find him and other Obama administration officials in contempt after his agency recovered work permits mistakenly issued after the court halted President Barack Obama's contentious immigration initiative.

Texas trooper's file flags conduct in '14

posted: 08/02/2015 5:05 a.m. Discuss

The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.

Fires in California rage; 1 fireman dies

posted: 08/02/2015 5:04 a.m. Discuss

Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground.

No deal as Hawaii trade talks end

posted: 08/02/2015 5:03 a.m. Discuss

Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.

Unions to work without Verizon deal

posted: 08/02/2015 5:02 a.m. Discuss

Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.

Kerry in Egypt for security talks

posted: 08/02/2015 5:01 a.m. Discuss

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

Threat in Syria targets U.S.-allied rebels

posted: 08/02/2015 5 a.m. Discuss

Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate threatened to attack all U.S.-backed rebels entering the country, after the U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes on the jihadists' positions in Syria in retaliation for the abduction of members of a rebel brigade trained by the Pentagon.

Many in Congress look to pump up cash flow using oil reserve

posted: 08/02/2015 4:52 a.m. Discuss

In its quest to spend more without raising taxes, Congress has found a new piggy bank. It's buried deep underground, protected by armed guards and filled with a valuable commodity worth billions of dollars. It's not a gold vault -- it's the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the country's emergency stockpile of crude oil.

Super PACs spend big on campaign perks

updated: 08/02/2015 4:51 a.m. Discuss

Acting as shadow campaigns, the political committees backing the major presidential candidates supported them with tens of millions of dollars in chartered planes, luxury hotel suites, opposition research, high-priced lawyers and more, spending reports showed Friday.

Bottled-water bans stay, say U.S. parks

posted: 08/02/2015 4:33 a.m. Discuss

First, the National Park Service said it would cut back on selling its visitors bottled water to reduce the litter left behind.

The nation in brief

posted: 08/02/2015 4:27 a.m. Discuss

Huckabee filing shows $4M earned in '14 DENVER -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2014 earned nearly $1 million from giving speeches and nearly $3 million from a publishing company that he runs, according to financial records the Republican presidential candidate filed Friday with federal regulators.

Names and faces

posted: 08/02/2015 4:26 a.m. Discuss

Angelina Jolie has joined Burma’s opposition leader and pro-democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.

TV News shows

posted: 08/02/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today's TV news shows: ABC's This Week -- Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Democratic presidential candidate; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., presidential candidate; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.

In the news

posted: 08/02/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama headed to Andrews Air Force Base for a golf outing with a trio of friends from Hawaii, kicking off the celebration of his 54th birthday later this week.

Rift clear at rite for singer’s child

posted: 08/02/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The ongoing tensions between the families of the late Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, arose again Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

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