Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press....
Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment....
AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday....
Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America....
Obama launches sales mission on immigration
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own....
Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear....
Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says his message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as they await a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to "keep protests peaceful."...
The city Parking Authority, at a cost of $350,000, will waive parking fees at 11 garages on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and on Saturdays until Christmas in an attempt to attract shoppers. Next week City Council will vote on extending the free parking to street meters.
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