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Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Valeant, Ackman make $45.6B Allergan bid

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Valeant Pharmaceuticals and activist investor Bill Ackman have unveiled details of their offer to buy Botox maker Allergan, proposing a cash-and-stock deal that could be worth about $45.6 billion.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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In Internet TV case, justices show concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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