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U.S. immigration protesters drop U.S. border blockade plan

By Lisa Maria Garza By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – A plan by U.S. protesters against illegal immigration to block traffic at more than a dozen border crossings in the southwest on Saturday was canceled after organizers said they received online threats from Mexican drug cartels. Continue reading

Egypt’s president ready to back anti-IS fight

By HAMZA HENDAWI, IAN PHILLIPS and LEE KEATH CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a “comprehensive strategy” to tackle the roots of extremism across the region. In his first interview with a foreign media outlet since taking office in June, el-Sissi sought to present himself and Egypt as at the vanguard of confronting militancy, citing it as the reason for his ouster of Egypt’s first freely elected president more than a year ago — a move that brought international criticism and strained ties with top ally the United States. He told AP that Egyptians had realized the danger of “political Islam” and that if he had not acted, the Arab world’s most populous nation would have faced “civil war” and bloodshed now seen in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. Continue reading

Last stretch of New York’s High Line to open

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The last stretch of New York’s High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation’s most distinctive urban transformations: an abandoned stretch of elevated rails that’s been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees. That last, half-mile section finishes the 22-block walkway that over five years has helped drive the hip gentrification of the Chelsea neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side Continue reading

German defense industry threatens to move production abroad

FRANKFURT (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Germany’s defense industry lobby has warned that companies were looking into shifting production abroad in response to the country’s restrictive arms export policy. Continue reading

Lady Gaga: ‘It’s a very happy time in my life’

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up. “I’ve very centered now. I meditate a lot. Continue reading

Air France pilots vote to extend strike until Sept. 26

PARIS (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Air France pilots have voted to extend their week-long strike over cost cuts and plans for its Transavia unit by a further four days until Sept. 26, the head of the SNPL union said on Saturday Continue reading

Renewed Yemen clashes kill 4 civilians

Smokes rises from near the Yemeni Government TV building, background, during clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Continue reading

Calif. fire hit with record amount of retardant

RAQUEL MARIA DILLION and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on a massive Northern California wildfire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought. California firefighters and the U.S. Continue reading

Fence-jumper gets into White House

By JOSH LEDERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. Continue reading