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Texas wildfires destroy hundreds of homes

Wildfires destroyed at least 500 homes across Texas by Tuesday as authorities raced to evacuate residents and firefighters battled some of the worst blazes in the state’s history. The fires have been fanned by winds from a tropical depression that hit the southern United States over the weekend and have…

Violence at N.Y. West Indian Day Parade

Violence struck New York’s West Indian Day parade on Monday, as shootings killed three people and wounded several police offices at the annual Labor Day event. WATCH: Video from ABC New York, which appeared on September 5, 2011.…

Violence at N.Y. West Indian Day Parade

Violence struck New York’s West Indian Day parade on Monday, as shootings killed three people and wounded several police offices at the annual Labor Day event. WATCH: Video from ABC New York, which appeared on September 5, 2011.…

Cancer among 9/11 workers sparks political storm

“Never forget!” was the motto of the first responders who rushed to the burning World Trade Center on 9/11, but 10 years on some say they have been abandoned by their country to fight cancer and mounting medical bills. Once hailed as heroes, thousands now say they have fallen victim…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has large lead among Iowa GOP

Texas Governor Rick Perry is the favorite pick among Republican voters in Iowa, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll. Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa had taken issue with Perry’s “strategic” decision to “step on” the Ames Straw Poll by announcing his presidency on the same day. Fox News…

Progressive group slams Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Labor Day

The progressive group One Wisconsin Now used Labor Day as a chance to blast the “corporate takeover of state government” happening as a result of Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled state legislature. Walker and Republican lawmakers pushed to curb the collective-bargaining rights of public employees earlier this year, eventually…

USPS boss warns of ‘extremely serious’ cash woes

WASHINGTON — The US Postal Service will be unable make a $5.5 billion payment this month and deliveries could shut down entirely this winter if the government does not step in, The New York Times reported Monday. “Our situation is extremely serious,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told the newspaper in…

Jailed Native American activist Leonard Peltier wins rights prize

MONTEVIDEO — Leonard Peltier, an indigenous rights activist jailed in the United States for decades, has received the first Mario Benedetti Foundation international human rights prize, the group said Monday. The group called Peltier, a Native American activist convicted in 1977 for the murder of two US FBI agents, the…

Elizabeth Warren: America’s future depends on jobs

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren suggested Monday that she was planning to run for the U.S. Senate during a speech at a breakfast held by the Greater Boston Labor Council. “America’s future depends on jobs… but we can’t just made jobs out of thin air,” she said. “We need…

U.S. applauds Pakistan capture of Al Qaeda plotter

WASHINGTON — The White House hailed on Monday Pakistan’s capture of a senior Al-Qaeda leader believed to have been plotting attacks on the United States and other countries. “We applaud the actions of Pakistan’s intelligence and security services that led to the capture of a senior Al-Qaeda operative who was…

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