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Business tops list of big donors on '14 referendum campaigns

ATLANTA (AP) — Large corporations and trade groups gave at least $217 million to sway the outcome of state ballot measure and referendum campaigns during the 2014 midterm elections, a new study has found. For the most part, they were overwhelmingly successful in defeating proposals that they didn't like.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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News Guide: Net neutrality and what it could mean to you

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. regulator just announced he wants more power to oversee Internet service, much in the same way that the government already regulates phone service and other public utilities. The goal is to prevent Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile from blocking or slowing down Web traffic, or striking deals with companies that provide content like Amazon, Google or Netflix to move their data faster than others.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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UN: Islamic State torturing, killing children in Iraq

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children and families of minority groups in Iraq, and it is calling on government forces there to do more to protect them.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Republicans, Democrats jockey on changing education law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers are jockeying to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Probe into fatal crash centers on how SUV ended up on tracks

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — An investigation into what caused a fiery crash that killed a motorist and five rail riders is focusing on how a mother of three described by friends as safety conscious ended up between two crossing gates in her SUV as a commuter train barreled toward her.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem said hackers infiltrated its computer network and gained access to personal information for "tens of millions" of customers and employees, including CEO Joseph Swedish.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Kerry travels to Ukraine as US weighs sending arms

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the embattled government as the Obama administration weighs sending arms to Kiev to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015

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Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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