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Utah hosts US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting

Mon, 2014-09-22 13:46

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual convention in Salt Lake City this week, a location the organization's leader said may seem "kind of counterintuitive."

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez said that while Utah is ...

After scandal, congressman's TV ad features wife

Mon, 2014-09-22 13:41

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana congressman whose re-election is threatened by a cheating scandal is putting his marriage front and center in the campaign.

Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister released his first TV ad in the 5th District race Monday, prominently featuring his wife Kelly.


Perry asks to miss court date, cites overseas trip

Mon, 2014-09-22 13:16

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked Monday that the Republican be allowed to skip his next court appearance because he'll be out the country - and that he not be forced to attend subsequent pretrial hearings where no evidence is presented.

In ...

Gay marriage support dips in latest survey

Mon, 2014-09-22 13:03

After a steady surge in popularity, public support for gay marriage fell in September, with fully half of the population now saying homosexual behavior "is a sin," a study said Monday.

In a survey of some 2,000 adults taken Sept. 2-9, Pew Research Center found that 49 percent of Americans ...

GONZALEZ: Taxpayer-funded indoctrination at colleges hinders U.S. foreign policy

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:49


Nearly all parents (94 percent) surveyed by Pew Research three years ago said they wanted their children to go to university.

But they might not be so anxious to send the kids to campus if they knew everything that gets taught on campus. Last week, for example, 10 major ...

NY couple admits exploiting 7-11 immigrant workers

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:30

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Five people have pleaded guilty to charges that they exploited undocumented immigrant workers at 7-11 franchises they operated in New York and Virginia.

Prosecutors say Farrukh Baig, Malik Yousaf, Bushra Baig, Shahnawaz Baig, and Zahid Baig pleaded guilty Monday at the federal courthouse on Long ...

Celebrities targeted in nude photo leaks ‘deserve what they get’: Clay Aiken

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:22

Clay Aiken, the 2003 "American Idol" runner-up who in now running as a Democrat in North Carolina, seems to think that the celebrity women targeted in recent nude photo leaks were asking for it.

"Anybody who takes inappropriate pictures of themselves deserves exactly what they get," the congressional ...

After scandal, McAllister TV ad features his wife

Mon, 2014-09-22 11:41

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana congressman whose re-election is threatened by a cheating scandal is putting his marriage front and center in the campaign.

Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister released his first TV ad in the 5th District race Monday, prominently featuring his wife Kelly.


Joe Biden pines that politics are now 'too personal'

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:55

Politics have become "too personal" and that much of the fault is due to the tea party, said Vice President Joseph R. Biden in an interview with The New York Times for its new website, First Draft.

"There are a lot of good people involved in the tea party," Mr. ...

White House: Some Islamic State fighters have returned to U.S.

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:54

White House officials said Monday that some Americans who have fought alongside the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq have returned to the United States.

"It includes those who've gone, those who've tried to go, some who've come back and are under active — the FBI is looking ...

White House fence-jumper had 800 rounds of ammo; Obama 'concerned'

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:40

President Obama is "obviously concerned" that an intruder jumped the fence at the White House and made it inside the front door, a spokesman said Monday.

"He did indicate as you would expect that his family was in the White House, so he is obviously concerned," White House spokesman Josh ...

FIFA ethics judge hesitates on World Cup

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:37

GENEVA (AP) - For Qatar or Russia to be stripped of the World Cup, a key person in the legal chain needs to make use of the powers available to him.

Events of recent days, however, suggest FIFA's independent ethics judge Joachim Eckert will interpret the rules more ...

Elijah Cummings: Secret Service responsible for White House security failures

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:30

Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, said Monday that he plans to investigate the recent failure of the Secret Service to make sure it's not a sign of a broader problem in the agency.

"This is supposed to be the highest security firm in the entire world and to be able ...

Hillary Clinton is fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:30

Hillary Clinton sent out a fundraiser email Monday morning on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The email, with the subject line "A Choice & A Chance," asks voters to contribute to the DCCC since every election is "an opportunity to shape our future."

"This November, we have a ...

Wall Street sit-in planned on climate crisis

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:08

NEW YORK (AP) — One day after a huge climate march in New York City, activists on Monday planned to flood Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.

The protesters, dressed in blue, scheduled a rally in Battery Park before ...

Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:07

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.

He turned them down.

It was one of the first times Obama could have used ...

Michigan gun-rights advocates protest arrest

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:06

DETROIT (AP) — Gun-rights advocates in Detroit are showing support for a man who says he was unlawfully arrested because police are against open-carry laws.

The Detroit Free Press reports ( ) about 20 people carried rifles and handguns while marching in Detroit on Sunday in protest.

Elijah Woody says ...

Dem Congress hopeful: Long-term strategy for Islamic State unclear

Mon, 2014-09-22 07:42

Seth Moulton, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts, said Monday that if Americans go in and fight the Islamic State, they'll have to go back in a few years to do it again.

"I'd much rather see us sending political advisers to Baghdad to put the Iraqi government back ...

Mom waits for news of son held in Chinese prison

Mon, 2014-09-22 07:14

BREMEN, Ind. (AP) - Monica Allison was used to her older son's fascination with the Asian culture as a boy that he carried with him into adulthood.

But she never foresaw that interest would eventually lead to a 4:30 a.m. phone call last week notifying her that her ...

Medal of Honor recipient Inouye behind 'chubby' comment to Gillibrand: report

Mon, 2014-09-22 06:14

The late Sen. Daniel Inouye is allegedly the lawmaker who told Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, that he liked his girls chubby, The New York Times reported Monday.

Ms. Gillibrand's memoir "Off the Sidelines," released earlier this month, revealed problems of sexual harassment in the world's greatest ...

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