Iran lawmaker says some 3,700 arrested amid protests, unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian security forces arrested some 3,700 people during widespread protests and unrest over the past two weeks, a lawmaker said Tuesday, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released.

 

  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Supreme Court hearing 2 vehicle search cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Terrence Byrd was driving his fiancee's rental car on a Pennsylvania highway when a state trooper pulled him over for an alleged minor traffic violation. He acted nervously during the stop, at one point telling troopers he had a marijuana cigarette in the car, and officers eventually asked to search the vehicle.

  • Written by By JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press

Autos overshadow the small gadgets at CES tech show in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles.

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  • Written by By MATT O'BRIEN and RYAN NAKASHIMA , AP Technology Writers

Residents rescued as mud inundates California burn areas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews rescued residents from inundated homes Tuesday as mud and debris from wildfire-scarred hillsides flowed through neighborhoods and onto a key Southern California highway during a powerful winter storm that dropped record rain across the state.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.

  • Written by By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer