Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a governmentshutdown or even impeachment.
Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report btained by The Associated Press.
AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Fiday.
Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said.
Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that a grand jury could decide soon whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.
Most of Thruway open after massive NY snowfall
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Drivers are now free to exit the New York State Thruway in the areas pummeled earlier this week by up to 7 feet of snow.
Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring several people, officials said.
For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.
Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation.
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