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3 kids buy plane tickets, fly to Tenn.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bored on a hot summer day, three Florida youngsters were just sitting around when one sent a text message to another with an adventurous idea.“Hey do you want to go 2 Tennessee...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

More illegal immigrants getting licenses

BURIEN, Wash. – Carlos Hernandez packed up his family and left Arizona after the state passed its sweeping immigration crackdown. The illegal immigrant’s new home outside Seattle offered something...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

No easy fix for economy

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has little power left to lift the economy out of its rut. Congress, with an election looming, has no appetite for more stimulus efforts. Shoppers are reluctant to...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Obama to sign $600M border security billWASHINGTON (AP) – Determined to show a commitment to stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, the Senate convened a special session Thursday and passed a...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Judge puts gay marriage on hold in California

SAN FRANCISCO – The federal judge who struck down California’s gay marriage ban said Thursday that same-sex weddings can resume next week unless an appeals court intervenes before then.The news...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

GM posts profit; stock sale likely

DETROIT – In a signal moment for the turnaround of the American auto industry, General Motors is edging toward a public stock sale, and its profits are now solid enough that the demanding CEO will...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

WikiLeaks to reveal more files

LONDON – WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange said Thursday his organization is preparing to release the rest of the secret Afghan war documents it has on file. The Pentagon warned that would be more...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blogger exposes drug war violence

MEXICO CITY – An anonymous, twentysomething blogger is giving Mexicans what they can’t get elsewhere – an inside view of their country’s raging drug war.Operating from behind a thick curtain of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Insurgency migrates east

JALALABAD, Afghanistan – As the spotlight of the Afghan war focuses on the south, insurgent activity is increasing in parts of the east, with Arab and other foreign fighters linked to al-Qaida...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

BC-ML--Israel-Lebanon-Next Battle,Adv15,1238 Adv15 For release Sunday, Aug. 15 Underneath Lebanon, Israel sees hidden battlefield AP Photo NY432, NY437, NY436, NY435, NY434, NY433

MOUNT ADIR, Israel (AP) With tensions mounting along their shared border, Israel's military says Hezbollah is moving fighters and weapons into the villages of south Lebanon, building up a secret...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Hiring weak as jobless claims rise

WASHINGTON – The economy is looking bleaker as new applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months.It’s a sign that hiring remains weak and employers may...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

World Briefs

Guantanamo Bay Naval BaseWar-crimes trial opens for youngest inmateGUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) – A war-crimes trial for Guantanamo’s youngest detainee opened Thursday with prosecutors...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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