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Unguarded border bridges could be route into U.S.

ACALA, Texas – On each side of a towering West Texas stretch of the $2.4 billion border fence designed to block people from illegally entering the country, there are two metal footbridges, clear...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama rumors defy facts

NEW YORK – “President Obama is a Muslim.” “He’s not an American citizen.” “He wasn’t even born here.”None of this is true. But to surprising levels, it is believed.Blame it on the media or on human...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Giant oil plume lurks deep in Gulf, study says

WASHINGTON – The oil is there, at least 22 miles of it. You just can’t see it.A lot of the crude that spewed from BP’s ruptured well is in the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s far below the surface and...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Coverage of Iraq exit shows differences in networks

NEW YORK – Nowhere was the difference between the cable news networks on starker display than in prime-time coverage on the night the last American combat brigade left Iraq after a war that started...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Militants could exploit chaos

ISLAMABAD – Islamist terrorists may exploit the chaos and misery caused by the floods in Pakistan to gain new recruits, the country’s president warned Thursday – remarks echoed by a leading U.S....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Jobless claims rise as economy falters

WASHINGTON – Employers appear to be laying off workers again as the economic recovery weakens. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits reached the half-million mark last week for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

American activist surrenders in Peru

LIMA, Peru – An American activist convicted of aiding leftist rebels surrendered to police Wednesday after a court ordered her arrest and struck down a decision granting her parole.Lori Berenson’s...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

WikiLeaks seeks safety in Sweden

STOCKHOLM – WikiLeaks moved its servers from the U.S. to Sweden in 2007 to take advantage of laws protecting whistleblowers and a culture supportive of online mavericks.Sweden’s support for...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Water, misery rise

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan – The water came in the morning, quietly sweeping across the rice paddies and into the village. Within hours, it was as high as a man’s shoulder and Abdul Nabi had lost his...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

BP’s image recovering, poll shows

WASHINGTON – BP’s image, which took an ugly beating after the Gulf oil spill, is recovering since the company capped the well, though the oil giant’s approval level is anything but robust. A...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blagojevich retrial looms

CHICAGO – “Blago on Trial, The Sequel” promises to be as circus-like and nearly as expensive as the first trial of the former Illinois governor. And in a state with a huge budget deficit, some...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Flight attendant takes baby after slap to face

ALBUQUERQUE – America’s latest folk-hero flight attendant may be the one on a Southwest Airlines jet who took a 13-month-old baby from her mother after the woman slapped the crying child for...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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