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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.

U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses

- Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria.

Health 8:55pm EDT

Armed citizen groups seek recruits to secure U.S. border

DALLAS - Citizen groups in border states are seeking armed volunteers to patrol the U.S.-Mexico frontier alongside law enforcement officers who are struggling to deal with a surge of undocumented migrants from Central America.

8:44pm EDT

Accused Boston bomber spoke of martyrdom before attack: FBI

BOSTON - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his friends about martyrdom and bomb-building over lunch before the attacks last year, an FBI agent testified on Friday in the trial of one of the friends for obstruction.

9:19pm EDT

U.S. appeals court sides with gay marriage proponents in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - A federal circuit court on Friday denied Utah's bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex weddings performed after the state's gay marriage ban was briefly lifted.

10:01pm EDT

U.S. Navy maintains grounding order on F-35 fighter jets

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp given that it remained unclear what had caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23.

Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment

- A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

Tech, Media, 10:05pm EDT

Ex-California pension fund CEO pleads guilty in federal conspiracy case

- A former chief executive of the largest U.S. public pension fund pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud as part of a federal conspiracy case on Friday.

Money 6:03pm EDT

Two more charged in slaying of 12-year-old NJ girl on scooter

NEWARK N.J. - Two more suspects were charged in the killing of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet as she rode her scooter to a family gathering, authorities said on Friday.

8:59pm EDT

U.S. agency investigating drone flights after video goes viral

FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several videos filmed using drones that flew into and around firework displays, including two apparently shot on the Fourth of July and one from Florida that has received nearly nine million YouTube views.

Tech, Media, 7:06pm EDT

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