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Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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US couple in Indonesian resort charged with murder

 

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police charged an American couple with murder Friday after the body of the woman's 62-year-old mother was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014

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Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths

NEW YORK (AP) — A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014

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Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end

MALVERN, Iowa (AP) — As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014

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Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014

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Communities across US recover after floods

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014

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'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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Ferguson seeks answers after fatal police shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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