Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to allow a major expansion of the system, but officials say state law does not allow pipeline safety to be a factor in their decision.

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  • Written by By GRANT SCHULTE and JAMES NORD

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

NEW YORK (AP) — Phone companies will have greater authority to block questionable calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.

  • Written by By TALI ARBEL , AP Technology Writer

Neighbor shot by California gunman lived in fear of him

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — One of the first victims of a Northern California gunman told a judge earlier this year that she and her family lived in fear of him because he was violent and unpredictable, firing off guns at all hours and threatening her with "all kinds of perverted things."

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  • Written by By DON THOMPSON and PAUL ELIAS , Associated Press