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Obama to request money to deal with border crisis...Militant appears in US court... Battling a wildfire in AZ

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 28, 2014 at 8:51 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and asking for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. A White House official says Obama plans to make the requests of Congress in a letter to be sent Monday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court is hearing the case against a Libyan militant charged in the deadly Benghazi attacks in 2012. Ahmed Abu Khattala (hah-TAH'-lah) made his initial court appearance in the nation's capital today and entered a plea of not guilty. He's accused providing material support and resources to terrorists. The government says it will soon file additional charges.

VERNON, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are hoping lighter winds will help them make progress against a wildfire that's charred more than eight square miles in eastern Arizona's White Mountains. The Red Cross opened a temporary shelter after windy conditions pushed the fire past key containment lines. The blaze is zero percent contained. Up to 90 structures in three communities could be threatened.

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the father of a Georgia toddler who died in a hot SUV told investigators that he did an online search about children dying in vehicles because he was afraid it could happen. Justin Harris faces a murder charge in his 22-month-old son's death. Police say Harris told police he was supposed to drive the boy to daycare but drove to work on June 18, forgetting the boy was in the car.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police say Rapper Rick Ross has been released on bond after his arrest following a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina. A police spokeswoman says Ross, whose real name is William Roberts, was taken into custody last night. She says a court had issued an order for his arrest because he failed to appear on a previous misdemeanor marijuana charge.

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