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Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car licenses plates, compiling giant databases of ordinary citizens and their daily comings and goings.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014

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Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

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Alibaba surges in its debut

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company.

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Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter

BELL, Fla. (AP) — A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.

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Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

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Search for ambush suspect centers on dense woods

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

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