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House OKs bill to address border crisis

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.

Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.

Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply.

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.

Maine senators visiting US-Mexico border

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Seven U.S. senators, including Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine, have visited the Texas-Mexico border on a fact-finding mission focusing on the immigration crisis.

Ebola moving faster than control efforts

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

Obama: GOP not even trying to solve immigration

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn't going anywhere.

Contractor serving 1,100 foster children quits

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The contractor leading a pilot program to overhaul Texas' troubled foster care system canceled its five-year contract with the state Friday, forcing the Department of Family and Protective Services to take over direct management of about 1,100 foster children.

Midland officer not indicted in fatal shooting

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A grand jury has declined to indict a West Texas police officer who was off-duty when he fatally shot a robbery suspect at restaurant.