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Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis


WASHINGTON - The Obama administration warned lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. border control agencies would run out of money and migrant children would run out of beds if Congress did not approve $3.7 billion in funds to address an influx of people from Central America.

Sinaloa drug cartel leader 'Chino Antrax' extradited to California

SAN DIEGO - A suspected high-level Sinaloa drug cartel operative known as "Chino Antrax" was extradited on Thursday from the Netherlands to the United States, where he faces charges related to drug smuggling, the Justice Department said.

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Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl

ISLAMABAD - U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban.

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Man charged with killing six members of same Texas family

SPRING Texas - A man accused of fatally shooting four children ages 4 to 14 and their parents after entering their suburban Houston home disguised as a FedEx delivery man while looking for his former wife was charged with capital murder on Thursday. | Video

10 Jul 2014

Friend of accused Boston bomber watched bag hauled away: agent

BOSTON - A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with obstruction watched a garbage truck haul away a backpack containing fireworks he and two other men had taken from the suspect's dorm room, an FBI agent testified on Thursday.

10 Jul 2014

U.S. defense chief voices confidence in grounded F-35 fleet

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Fla. - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told military fliers on Thursday the stealthy F-35 attack plane had "issues" but was still "the future for our fighter aircraft" despite a fire that grounded the fleet and jeopardized its international debut in Britain.    In a visit to the Florida base where the blaze occurred in late June, Hagel spoke with F-35 pilots and maintenance workers about the Lockheed Martin aircraft but was not able to say whether the planes wou

Aerospace & Defense 10 Jul 2014

Colorado judge backs county clerk over gay marriage licenses

DENVER - A state judge in Colorado on Thursday backed a county clerk who has issued more than 100 marriage licenses to gay couples, and another county clerk in Denver said she would begin issuing the permits.

10 Jul 2014

Measles cases hit 18-year high in Washington state

- Washington state health officials reported on Thursday the highest number of measles cases since 1996 and urged residents to seek vaccinations against the preventable disease during the state's third outbreak of the virus this year.

Health, 10 Jul 2014

Georgia man charged with murder in son's car-seat death fired from job

ATLANTA - A suburban Atlanta man jailed on charges he murdered his 22-month-old son by intentionally leaving the child strapped in an overheated car to die has been fired from his job at Home Depot Inc, the company said Thursday.

10 Jul 2014

Florida man executed for 1994 rape and murder of girl

TALLAHASSEE - A man who confessed to the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl was executed by lethal injection on Thursday, the Florida Department of Corrections said.

10 Jul 2014

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