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GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delica... Full Story

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  • GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview
    GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debat.

  • States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan
    States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sixteen states will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned now that President Barack Obama has presented his final plan to cut emissions from U.S. power plants.

  • Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire
    Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze — one of 20 wildfires burning in California.

  • The Latest: Calif. wildfire grows after jumping containment
    The Latest: Calif. wildfire grows after jumping containment

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires burning in California:

  • Baltimore homicide uptick: Anti-crime partnership launched
    Baltimore homicide uptick: Anti-crime partnership launched

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police and civic leaders launched a partnership Monday with five federal agencies that will embed their special agents with city homicide detectives, bidding to quell an upswing in homicides and other violent crime in that city.

  • 2 dead, 22 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A man and a girl were killed and at least 22 people were injured Monday when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in northern New Hampshire, officials said.

  • Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states.

  • Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances
    Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.

  • Prosecutor: Police officers unlawfully opened fire in death
    Prosecutor: Police officers unlawfully opened fire in death

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A "paramilitary response" by police in New Mexico unnecessarily escalated an encounter last year that ended when two officers unlawfully opened fire and killed a homeless man despite signs that he wanted to surrender, a special prosecutor said Monday.

  • Arizona man accused of decapitating wife emits howl in court

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man who authorities say decapitated his wife and two dogs and gouged his own eye out let out a moaning howl in court after a prosecutor told a judge what the man had allegedly done, according to video released Monday.

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