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Border Patrol shelves plans for California flights...Iraq's neighbors fear al-Qaida breakaway group...Bergdahl moved

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 22, 2014 at 11:41 p.m.



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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol isn't saying why it's canceled flights to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing. Two flights carrying a total of about 280 people had been scheduled for Monday, but they've been shelved. The Border Patrol's San Diego sector says the flights were to continue every three days, carrying mostly families with children and some adults.

BEIRUT (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that an al-Qaida breakaway group that's seized parts of Iraq and Syria has become a threat "to the entire region." Neighboring countries fear that the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant may set their sights on them next. Jordan and Lebanon are topping the list of concerned nations, after militants on Sunday captured the Iraqi side of the border with Jordan.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl has been moved from any Army medical center to outpatient care at a Texas military base. The Army sergeant was freed by the Taliban May 31 after five years in captivity in Afghanistan. In exchange for Bergdahl's freedom, the Obama administration released five senior Taliban officials from Guantanamo Bay.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has received its eighth Daytime Emmy for outstanding entertainment talk show. The awards were handed out Sunday in Beverly Hills. The "Steve Harvey" show was honored as outstanding informative talk show, and Harvey won as best game show host for "Family Feud." CBS' "The Young and the Restless" captured best drama series honors.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Rossi, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen & Rossi, has died at age 82. A longtime friend says Rossi had cancer of the esophagus that had spread. Allen & Rossi appeared often on "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson" and "The Merv Griffin Show." They also toured comedy clubs nationwide and headlined shows in Vegas until they split up in 1968.

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