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April 9, 2014 - 12:07pm
2 days 23 hours ago

Obama to faith leaders: No immigration fix planned

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has told religious leaders that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws.

That's according to the Rev. Luis Cortes, president of the Hispanic faith-based organization Esperanza. He was among six religious leaders who met with Obama in the Oval Office Tuesday. Wesleyan, Baptist and Mormon leaders also were there....

April 9, 2014 - 12:04pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising as corporate earnings begin on a positive note.

Alcoa led a rally in companies that make basic materials after the aluminum maker reported earnings that were better than investors were expecting. Alcoa rose 4 percent.

Technology stocks, which fell sharply over the past week, also rose. Facebook gained 5 percent.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose six points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,858 as of...

April 9, 2014 - 12:01pm
1 week 2 days ago

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed.

The order covers about 25,000 Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle convertible models equipped with 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions, spokesman Scott Vazin said Wednesday. They were built after Feb. 1.

An "O-ring" that links a transmission fluid line to a cooler can fail and cause leaks,...

April 9, 2014 - 11:56am
1 week 2 days ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy ship carrying a family whose sailboat broke down 900 miles off the Mexican coast is expected to reach San Diego Wednesday afternoon.

California Air National Guard members reached the 36-foot sailboat to rescue the Charlotte and Eric Kaufman and their two daughters. One-year-old Lyra, who was ill with salmonella-like symptoms, quickly responded to new medication.

Charlotte Kaufman's sister, Sarah English, says the Kaufmans do...

April 9, 2014 - 11:52am
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway.

Now, Republican Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada is pushing a bill that would name a part of Frenchman Mountain, located just east of Las Vegas, after the nation's 40th president.

The House Natural Resources Committee approved Heck's bill by voice vote Wednesday, but not before some Democrats on...

April 9, 2014 - 11:51am
1 week 2 days ago

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Federal court records show that rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to pay a Bradenton earphone manufacturer more than $16 million in connection with a failed partnership to produce the entertainer's line of headphones.

The Bradenton Herald (http://bit.ly/1gLcQaq) reports that 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, was ordered to pay Sleek Audio nearly $4.5 million in attorney fees and $11.7 million in damages.

The U.S....

April 9, 2014 - 11:50am
1 week 2 days ago

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Rescue teams Wednesday evening called off their search for a father and son from Minnesota who went missing last week in the snowy Colorado mountains.

"It won't continue on any official basis ever, unless we find some evidence that warrants us being out there," Alpine Rescue Team spokesman Steve Wilson said of the search. "We feel that we haven't left any stone unturned."

Damian McManus, 51, and Evan McManus, 18, of St....

April 9, 2014 - 11:44am
1 week 2 days ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Edmond Harjo, one of the last surviving members of a group of American Indians who used their Native languages to outmaneuver the enemy during World Wars I and II, died last week in Oklahoma. He was 96.

Edmond Harjo died March 31 at Mercy Hospital in Ada, Okla., according to the Swearingen Funeral Home. Harjo's nephew, Richard Harjo, said his uncle had a heart attack.

Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, traveled...

April 9, 2014 - 11:41am
1 week 2 days ago

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed.

Spokesman Scott Vazin says the order covers about 25,000 Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle convertible models equipped with 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions. They were built after Feb. 1.

An "O-ring" that links a transmission fluid line to a cooler can fail and cause leaks, potentially causing...

April 9, 2014 - 11:36am
1 week 2 days ago

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit reached a deal in bankruptcy over $388 million in bonds, mediators announced Wednesday, a significant agreement that could influence other creditors to try to get a settlement.

Detroit will pay 74 cents for each dollar. Roughly $50 million in tax revenue that won't be needed to pay the balance instead will go to a fund to help low-income retirees who are expected to see smaller checks when the bankruptcy case ends.

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