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New security measure at stadium slow things down

Sun, 2014-09-07 14:34

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Fans entering Albertsons Stadium for Saturday's Boise State game faced long lines as the university used metal detectors for the first time.

The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/ZdCnYH ) that many fans felt the extra security measures were irksome, but that nearly all fans were ...

Mitt Romney: 'No question' he'd make a better president than Hillary Clinton

Sun, 2014-09-07 14:00

Though he has repeatedly claimed he will not make another run at the White House, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is certain that he would do a better job in the position than Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton. 

"No question about that in my mind," Mr. Romney said on ...

Brown tells group to stop false mailer

Sun, 2014-09-07 12:02

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown is demanding that a political action committee stop calling him a Washington lobbyist.

Mayday PAC, which aims to get big money out of politics, is backing Jim Rubens, one of Brown's rival in New Hampshire's GOP primary. Brown's campaign ...

Year after lanes closed, Christie back to normal

Sun, 2014-09-07 11:19

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal that rocked his administration and threatened to derail his political career one year later. But many outside his tight inner circle are still waiting for investigations to conclude before making up ...

NYC immigrant public defender system breaks ground

Sun, 2014-09-07 10:55

NEW YORK (AP) - When Curtis Edmund first heard that a government official had come by his Bronx home looking for him, he couldn't figure out why. But he agreed to a meeting early this year, and when he arrived, he was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs ...

Where investigations stand in traffic jam scandal

Sun, 2014-09-07 10:44

The closures of lanes leading up to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey, a year ago touched off multiple investigations - all funded by taxpayers - into whether they were done for political retribution and, if so, who was involved.

Here is a rundown of ...

GOP US House hopefuls in New Hampshire talk jobs

Sun, 2014-09-07 10:42

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Candidates seeking the Republican nominations for New Hampshire's two U.S. House seats mostly agree on why businesses are hurting though they differ on how best to help spur job growth.

New Hampshire has one of the nation's lowest unemployment rates, but as of June, ...

Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Sun, 2014-09-07 10:17

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent's challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.

Now the thick brush ...

NC Senate candidates tweak points at 1st debate

Sun, 2014-09-07 08:48

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis largely stuck to themes in their first debate familiar to any regular North Carolina television watcher of the commercials run for months by candidates and their allies.

Hagan described herself as a moderate ...

Obama: Syrians, Iraqis — not U.S. — need to lead fight against Islamic State

Sun, 2014-09-07 08:31

President Obama said that while the Islamic State can't be defeated without boots on the ground, those boots will not be members of the American military.

Mr. Obama said in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he planned to address the nation Wednesday night to ...

Senators: Obama must defeat Islamic State to prevent another 9/11-scale attack

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:28

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday that the Islamic State group must be defeated before it becomes organized enough to launch a 9/11-scale attack on the U.S.

As the country approaches the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, senators worried about American or Western European ...

Romney: Obama waiting on executive action is 'cynical,' 'political'

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:23

Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee for president, said Sunday that President Obama waiting until after the midterm elections to address immigration reform is a "cynical" and "political" move.

"The president's saying I'm going to violate the law after the election when what I do will not have electoral consequences," ...

Ala. actor plays key role in new movie "Selma"

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:29

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Enterprise actor Stan Houston has been mentioned as a long-shot contender for an Oscar for his role in the upcoming civil rights drama "Selma."

Clayton Davis, editor of The Awards Circuit, put Houston at No. 26 on his list of 40 actors likely to ...

US Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

Sat, 2014-09-06 23:20

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a pivotal Colorado contest that could determine control of the Senate.

Gardner repeatedly tied Udall ...

Indiana activists challenge broad range of laws

Sat, 2014-09-06 21:01

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The activists who gathered on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse to announce their new coalition last month wanted their voices to be heard: A low minimum wage is bad for people and the economy.

Touting arguments common in the minimum wage debate - that ...

US Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

Sat, 2014-09-06 20:57

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner repeatedly connected Democratic U.S. Senate Mark Udall to the policies of the Obama administration during their first debate, while Udall slammed Gardner for siding with his party on 2013's partial government shutdown.

The Colorado contest is pivotal to ...

AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

Sat, 2014-09-06 20:00

As immigration advocates criticize him, Obama defends decision to delay executive action

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use ...

Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

Sat, 2014-09-06 16:55

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation.

Immigration reform ...

Authorities probe possible illegal arms sales

Sat, 2014-09-06 16:30

BEL AIRE, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say former officers in the Bel Aire police department are being investigated for possible illegal weapons sales.

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said the investigation, involving the Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, began in ...

FBI told Texas campaign workers gave voters cocaine for 2012 commissioner bid

Sat, 2014-09-06 11:59

A campaign manager in Hidalgo County, Texas sold cocaine for votes in the 2012 commissioner's primary election, FBI court records filed last week show.

The latest allegations in an 18-month investigation came after the FBI arrested two paid political campaign supporters, Veronica Saldivar and Belinda Solis. The women were paid ...

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