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  • House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    By Associated Press

    At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming. Published July 24, 2014

  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    By Associated Press

    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. Published July 24, 2014

  • Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

    By Sinan Salaheddin - Associated Press

    Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said. Published July 24, 2014

  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    By IBRAHIM BARZAK and TIA GOLDENBERG - Associated Press

    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis. Published July 24, 2014

  • AP-AK--Alaska News Coverage,ADVISORY, AK

    By Associated Press

    AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. Reruns are also available from the Service Desk at 877-836-9477. The news editor in Anchorage is Mark Thiessen, 907-272-7549. The West Regional Desk can be reached at 602-417-2400. Published July 24, 2014

  • Sen. Menendez: No more arms to Iraq unless Congress gets details

    By Associated Press

    An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. Published July 24, 2014

  • GOP offer to fix VA gives $10 billion in emergency funds

    By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

    Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, introduced Thursday a GOP plan to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, but said he's not sure where negotiations stand now that both sides have proposals on the table. Published July 24, 2014

  • Australia sends 50 police to London in anticipation of joining UN security force in Ukraine

    By Associated Press

    Australia sends 50 police to London in anticipation of joining UN security force in Ukraine. Published July 24, 2014

  • Terrebonne Parish worker accused of extortion

    By Associated Press

    Authorities say a Spanish language interpreter employed by the Terrebonne Parish Office of the Public Defender is accused of soliciting payments from the illegal immigrants she worked with. Published July 24, 2014

  • 5 Things to Know About Germany's U-Boats

    By Associated Press

    The U-166 was deployed as part of Nazi Germany's all-out effort to cut off Britain and other U.S. allies from shipping vital equipment and personnel. It met its end in July 1942 in the Gulf of Mexico, about 45 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, after a depth charge attack. The U-boat was the primary weapon of the German navy for much of World War II. Published July 24, 2014

  • Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

    By BASSEM MROUE - Associated Press

    Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on both sides, activists said. Published July 24, 2014

  • Illinois, Poland mark military cooperation

    By Associated Press

    Soldiers with the Illinois National Guard's 108th Sustainment Brigade and Polish diplomats have marked the 21-year anniversary of military cooperation. Published July 24, 2014

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