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Jackpot-fixing investigation expands to more state lotteries

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The allegations read like a movie plot: a lottery industry insider installs an undetectable software program in the computers that pick winning numbers so he can know them in advance. He enlists accomplices to play those numbers and collect the jackpots. And they enrich themselves for years until a misstep unravels their high-tech scheme.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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AP Source: Records: Sanders aides saved Clinton voter data

WASHINGTON (AP) — A summary of computer logs shows that four aides to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign accessed proprietary voter data compiled by the campaign of rival Hillary Clinton and some of the aides saved the voter information.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Obama commutes sentences of 95, pardons 2 in year-end spree

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday commuted the sentences of 95 prisoners and pardoned two more, part of a broader effort to rethink a criminal justice system that critics say has resulted in overly harsh and expensive sentences for thousands of drug offenders.

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FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a federal proposal to help reduce skin cancer linked to the devices.

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California server finds $32,000 at eatery, returns to owner

 

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in California say a waiter returned $32,000 in cash after some diners accidentally left it behind.

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Lip balm containing pot ingredient thrown out at air base

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say they had to discard hundreds of tubes of lip balm that were distributed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richards after they were found to contain trace amounts of THC, an active ingredient in marijuana.

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Buyer of guns used in massacre faces terrorism charge

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man who bought the assault rifles his friend used in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with a terrorism-related charge alleging he plotted earlier attacks at a college they attended and on a congested freeway.

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Effort to curb painkiller prescribing faces stiff opposition

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.

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