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No-fly list case could shed light on US terror predictions

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A court challenge over the difficult process for airline passengers to remove their names from the U.S. government's list of suspected terrorists banned from flying is taking an unexpected twist, now focusing on the mysterious ways federal agents add passenger names to the no-fly list in the first place.

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US stocks, oil prices sink after China currency move

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, led by declines in energy and materials stocks as commodities prices sank. Prices for oil and copper fell sharply after China's government lowered the value of its currency, suggesting weakness in the world's second-largest economy. Google gained after the company announced a restructuring.

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Startup energy brings Disney's BB-8 droid toy to life

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — If it weren't for someone willing to entertain a new idea, the new "Star Wars" droid, BB-8, wouldn't be rolling into living rooms this holiday season.

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Judges eye legality of grand jury process in Penn State case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for three former Penn State administrators asked an appeals court Tuesday to throw out some or all of the charges against them, arguing their right to legal representation was violated during secret grand jury proceedings.

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Driver fatigue cited as cause of crash that injured comedian

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver failed to slow down despite a warning and was responsible for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

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Paraglider prompts sky chase after jail flyover

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — A midair traffic stop? Almost, as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's helicopter pursued a powered paraglider that had just flown past a jail, raising concern.

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Officials downstream from Colorado mine spill demand answers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Local officials in towns downstream from where millions of gallons of mine waste spilled into a southwest Colorado river are demanding answers about possible long-term threats to the water supply.

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AP Interview: UN food aid chief says Syria funding 'bleak'

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Funding prospects are "bleak" and impoverished Syrian refugees face more cuts in food aid, the head of the World Food Program said in an interview, after inspecting the bare refrigerator of a refugee family and meeting boys forced to swap school for work to help their families survive.

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