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NAACP President Ben Jealous to step down this year

September 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

File-This March 15, 2013 file photo shows NAACP President Ben Jealous speaking at a news conference in Annapolis, Md. Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says he plans to step down by the end of the year. Jealous announced his plans to resign on Sunday Sept. [&hellip...

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US-mexico border groups want efficient crossings

September 7, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Under the watch of a Border Patrol agent, U.S. and Mexican pastors set up two small altars — one on each side of a towering border fence — for their Sunday service that spans two countries. The priests then break bread simultaneously...

Wildfire near Yosemite burns into fourth week

September 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Crews clear California Highway 120 of debris, as crews continue to fight the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The massive wildfire is now 80 percent contained...

Simple looks are deceiving at NY Fashion Week

September 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS SPELLING TO GURUNG – The Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) NEW YORK (AP) — The simple things can be the hardest to do in fashion, because you...

The job market Fed faces: healing but still ailing

September 7, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 photo, job seeker Johnnell Kemp, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., right, listens to Fort Lauderdale police officer Somar Lapekas, at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla., where more than 2,000 jobs were being offered by different companies...

US-Mexico border groups want efficient crossings

September 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this July 14, 2013 photo, Marta Lopez pauses as she visits her husband and three children, separated by a fence between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego. As federal lawmakers thousands of miles away consider further sealing the border, many here on the...

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Obama sets Tuesday speech; big challenges on Syria at summit

September 6, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo President Barack Obama speaks during his bilateral meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the G-20 Summit, Friday, in St. Petersburg, Russia.   ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Beset by divisions at home and abroad, President Barack...

Why fewer working-age Americans are working

September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4 1/2-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work. More than 300,000 people were no longer working or looking for a job. Their...

Aussie election starts; opposition tipped to win

September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Australia’s opposition leader Tony Abbott, second right, and his family from right, Bridget, Frances, wife Margaret and Louise cast their ballots at Freshwater Surf Club in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Australians headed to the polls on...

Ark. girl recovering from rare infection can swim

September 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 2013 photo provided by the Hardig family shows Kali Hardig, 12. Hardig, who has been recovering from a rare and often-fatal brain infection, went swimming Friday Sept. 6, 2013, for the first time since she got sick. Health officials...