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Lawsuit that showed GM hid ignition switch problem settled

DETROIT (AP) — A Georgia lawsuit that helped expose General Motors' failure to disclose a deadly defect in small-car ignition switches has been settled out of court for a second time.

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Helicopter salvage expected to begin by afternoon

 

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The salvage of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed into the waters off Florida in dense fog, killing 11 Marines and soldiers on board, could begin Friday afternoon, the military said.

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At odds with Google, US seeks new rule on computer access

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications.

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In Tikrit fight, Iraq Sunni preacher urges militia restraint

BAGHDAD (AP) — A prominent Iraqi Sunni preacher urged authorities on Friday to prevent Shiite militias fighting alongside government forces against Islamic State extremists in Tikrit from carrying out revenge attacks on Sunnis in Saddam Hussein's hometown.

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Jeb Bush's emails detail his relationships with top donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the many thousands of emails Jeb Bush received as Florida governor are a string of notes from campaign donors asking favors and making suggestions.

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Oil price slips as US supply levels swell; stocks soft

 

LONDON (AP) — Oil prices fell sharply Friday in the wake of figures showing U.S. stock levels continue to build. Global stock markets, meanwhile, lacked momentum at the end of what has been a volatile week, largely due to shifting opinions on when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates.

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Obama to visit VA hospital, check progress on veterans care

PHOENIX (AP) — President Barack Obama is making a first-time visit to the Arizona veterans' hospital that triggered a national examination into how the government cares for its former service members to get an appraisal on the health system's progress and its lingering needs.

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NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.

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