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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

September 20, 2014

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Calif. fire hit with record amount of retardant

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.

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Saturday 09/20/2014
Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:00 am

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks.

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CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe
Posted: September 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago.

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Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:00 am

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety.

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Fence-jumper makes it into the White House
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.

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5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Record amount of retardant used on California fire
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:00 am

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

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Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday.

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