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FAA eyes lower building height limit near airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports — a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014

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Crime fears, rumors of refuge draw children to US

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Five years ago Gladys Chinoy's mother left Guatemala for New York City, where she went to work in a restaurant and saved money for the day when she could bring her daughter north.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Keep those pot plants potted: No more ripping weed

DENVER (AP) — Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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In Iraq, former militia program eyed for new fight

BAGHDAD (AP) — They were known as the Sahwa, or the Awakening Councils — Sunni militiamen who took extraordinary risks to side with U.S. troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the Iraq War. Once heralded as a pivotal step in the defeat of the bloody insurgency, the Sahwa later were pushed aside by Iraq's Shiite-led government, starved of political support and money needed to remain a viable security force.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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