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  • In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data

    NEW YORK – The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a s ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Family: Joan Rivers on life support after cardiac arrest

    NEW YORK — Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a do ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Video purports to show beheading of 2nd U.S. journalist

    BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warn ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS – The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that tre ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    MIAMI – More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    DETROIT – Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • U.S. eating habits improve a bit – except among poor

    CHICAGO – Americans' eating habits have improved – except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among weal ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON – As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK – McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Obama: ‘Revving’ economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE – President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” p ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Pakistan’s premier challenged by raging anti-gov’t protests

    ISLAMABAD – Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-governmen ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    MOSCOW – Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autono ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:44 pm
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