Posted 3:10 PM 6/19/2013 by Connie Murphy
WASHINGTON (AP) - Illegal immigration into the United States would decrease by only 25 percent under a far-reaching Senate immigration bill, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office that also finds the measure reduces federal deficits by billions.
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Posted 3:05 PM 6/19/2013 by Connie Murphy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Woody Harrelson is putting his paper where his passions are.
The 51-year-old actor is the co-founder of Prairie Pulp & Paper Inc., which launched its brand of environmentally friendly paper Wednesday.
The company spent 15 years researching and developing its (More)
Posted 2:42 PM 6/19/2013 by Connie Murphy
BERLIN (AP) - Russia is reacting skeptically to President Barack Obama's renewed call today for a reduction in U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles. In a speech in Berlin, Obama called for cutting those weapons by one-third. He said it's possible to ensure American security and a (More)
Posted 2:38 PM 6/19/2013 by Connie Murphy
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve expects the U.S. unemployment rate to fall faster this year and next than it did in March. The Fed now predicts unemployment will fall to 7.2 percent or 7.3 percent at the end of 2013 from 7.6 percent now. It thinks the rate will be between 6.5 (More)
Posted 8:28 PM 6/18/2013 by Connie Murphy
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Nearly half the people who had to evacuate their Northern California homes are being allowed to return as firefighters catch up with a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park.
Officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (More)
Posted 8:08 PM 6/18/2013 by Connie Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) - The American Beverage Association says efforts by the mayors of 18 cities to stop food stamps from being used to buy sugary drinks won't make the nation healthier. Mayors from cities including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are reviving a push against letting food (More)
Posted 6:42 PM 6/18/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
It's a first for Colorado: enough signatures were gathered to recall a state legislator, Senate President John Morse. But don't expect a ballot in your mailbox anytime soon; the Morse camp is fighting back with a lawsuit to get the recall thrown out entirely.
Posted 5:56 PM 6/18/2013 by Jesse Cohen
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal investigators say someone poisoned and killed two bald eagles in Thibodaux. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are offering $3,500 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed the national (More)
Posted 5:53 PM 6/18/2013 by Jesse Cohen
NEW YORK (AP) - The mayor of Louisville, Ky., is among those in 18 cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, who are reviving a push against letting government food vouchers be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday, the (More)
Posted 3:02 PM 6/18/2013 by Juice Godfrey
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are asking a Senate panel to reconsider Federal Railroad Administration safety regulations requiring trains to sound their horns when approaching and passing through crossings.The lawmakers say municipal leaders from Fort (More)