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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally. Learn More

 

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Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides. More »

 

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs. More »

 

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business. More »

 

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the college's provost said Tuesday. More »

 

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

DALLAS (AP) — Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers. More »

 

Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. More »

 

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges. More »

 

Searchers find bodies of Arkansas man, infant son

DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday. More »

 

As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered: More »

 

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