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  • Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:47:33 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.

  • South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:12:48 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed.

  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:40:11 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives.

  • Protesters heckle Perry and Christie on immigration issues

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:30 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa.

  • At Iowa conservatives' event, Carson hits immigration theme

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:10:48 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dr. Ben Carson is appealing to Iowa conservatives with messages about securing the country's borders and cracking down on employers who hire immigrants illegally.

  • Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:54:45 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

  • Border Patrol shoots, kills man who drove through checkpoint

    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:30:39 GMT

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

  • Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:04:30 GMT

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.

  • Vermont man convicted of lying about Bosnian war crimes role

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:00:25 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with lying about his role in Bosnian war crimes when he applied for U.S. citizenship after moving to Vermont more than a decade ago was convicted on Friday.

  • Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch offensive

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:04:32 GMT

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Friday rejected a previously signed peace deal and announced a new multi-pronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, defying diplomatic efforts to end the spiraling crisis.

  • Jury resumes deliberations in Bosnian war crimes case

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:06:06 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A federal jury is considering the case of a Vermont man accused of committing war crimes in Bosnia 21 years ago and then lying to U.S. immigration authorities about it.

  • French court upholds stripping citizenship in terror case

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:53 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France's top court on Friday upheld the government's decision to strip the citizenship of a Franco-Moroccan man convicted of terrorism-related crimes, amid calls to expand such measures after deadly attacks in Paris.

  • Divisions emerge among House GOP under pressure to govern

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:25:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change.

  • House heads to vote next week on border security legislation

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:06:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico as majority Republicans try to show they can chart their own course on immigration, not just oppose President Barack Obama's.

  • Under pressure to govern, divisions emerge among House GOP

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:48:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a House Republican majority often driven by the most conservative lawmakers, the pragmatists are suddenly demanding to be heard.

  • France tackles inequalities, extremism after attacks

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:34:55 GMT

    MONTFERMEIL, France (AP) — As France's prime minister kicks off a new plan to fix troubled schools and restive suburbs, the people he's trying to help are more skeptical than hopeful. They've heard these promises before.

  • House heads to vote on border security bill

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:34:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico, as majority Republicans seek to demonstrate that they can chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

  • House committee passes border security bill

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:26:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led House committee has passed legislation aimed at securing the Southern U.S. border within five years. Action by the full House is expected next week.

  • Coalition seeks driver's licenses for Nebraska 'Dreamers'

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:12:27 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ranchers and immigrant-rights groups are in the rare position of working together to try to change Nebraska's status as the only state that denies driver's licenses to young people protected from deportation because they were illegally brought to the United States as children.

  • Analysis: Obama seizes on recovery, bets on staying power

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:19:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's State of the Union address marked a sweet spot in his presidency when economic signs and his own personal approval are on the rise. He made sure to capitalize, taking credit for policies he said raised the country out of its recession.

  • Obama vows vetoes if GOP seeks to roll back his priorities

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:25:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll veto any attempts by Congress to roll back progress that's been made on his key priorities.