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Abu Khattala arrives in DC...Dealing with the border crisis ... Arizona wildfire holds steady

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 28, 2014 at 9:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand jury indictment says Abu Khattala (hah-TAH'-lah) took part in a conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists in the Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11, 2012 that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Appearing Saturday in federal court in Washington, D.C., the Libyan militant pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The official says Obama will also ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children caught while traveling without their parents. Lawmakers return from a holiday recess on July 7.

VERNON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire that's charred nearly 8 square miles in eastern Arizona's White Mountains is holding steady as winds die down, though the human-caused blaze has not been brought under control at all. A fire incident spokesman says the blaze hasn't grown and crews are making headway with burnout operations and retardant drops.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says a saucer-shaped vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific on Saturday but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled. NASA says it was still a pretty good test. The vehicle was lifted 120,000 feet into the air by a balloon and rocketed even higher before deploying the novel braking system.

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia are the winners in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the U.S. The high school and university teams were among 60 from 18 states and 13 countries participating in Saturday's event at Michigan's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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