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Forfeiture reform aligns conservative, liberal groups

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A push for more states to restrict law enforcement from seizing cash and property from people during traffic stops is aligning the likes of conservative billionaire Charles Koch and the American Civil Liberties Union, known for championing many liberal causes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Germany orders fixes to VW cars with deceptive software

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport authority has ordered a mandatory recall of all 2.4 million Volkswagen cars in the country fitted with software that gave them the ability to evade diesel emissions testing, officials said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Narco planes, millions in payloads, fly past Peru military

MAZAMARI, Peru (AP) — It happens about four times a day, right under the nose of Peru's military: A small single-engine plane drops onto a dirt airstrip in the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley, delivers a bundle of cash, picks up more than 300 kilos of cocaine and flies to Bolivia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Global stocks spike as US rate hike fears fade

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets clawed back some recent losses Thursday after weak U.S. economic figures stoked expectations that the Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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8 ethnic rebel armies sign cease-fire pact with Myanmar govt

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government and eight smaller ethnic rebel armies signed a cease-fire agreement to end more than six decades of fighting, but other more powerful groups refused to come on board, signaling that peace will remain elusive for some time to come.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Police: Brothers were beaten in church to make them confess

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Two teenage brothers were brutally beaten in church — one of them fatally — in an effort by their parents, sister and other members of the congregation to force them to confess their sins and seek forgiveness, police said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

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Justice Dept to name coordinator for domestic terror cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is creating a new position to coordinate investigations into violent homegrown extremism, a department official said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

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Big 3 airlines flexing their political muscle in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airlines have ramped up an aggressive lobbying campaign that seeks nothing less than converting the government from industry regulator to business ally.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

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